Scandal in the Bible
Through the lens of Scandal in the Bible, we spend 7 weeks pondering who God really is. Looking at scandal and pointing forward to the cross & the empty tomb.
Christmas: John 1.1-14
Rahab: Joshua 2
Gideon: Judges 6 & 7
David & Dance Worship: 2 Samuel 6
Daniel & the Lions’ Den: Daniel 6
During Lent, we will be taking this opportunity to explore who we rightly are as humanity. Each session is done through the lens of a person, and this person and their arguments occur multiple times throughout the book of Job. You’ll note that originally this fell on Palm Sunday as we explored God’s response to all of this. The challenge of this is to also include the Gospel in the midst of this and see how even Job’s story points forward to this.
Week 1: Intro & Story of Job
Week 2: Eliphaz
Week 3: Bildad
Week 4: Zophar
Week 5: Zophar
Week 6: Elihu
Week 7/Palm Sunday: God’s Response
Covenant & Kingdom: Kingdom Parables (Matthew 13 – 25)
Exploring the theme of Covenant and Kingdom in light of the Kingdom Parables & the progression found in Matthew 13 – 25. The focus in the midst of all of this will be seeing how our story connects with God & His Kingdom.
Intro theme of Covenant & Parable of the Sower; Matthew 13.3-8, 8-23
Parable of the wheat/weeds; Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43
Parable of Yeast & Hidden Treasure; Matthew 13.33-52
Parable of the King; Matthew 18.23-35
Parable of the Land owner; Matthew 20.1-16
Parable of the 2 Sons; Matthew 21.28-32
Parable of the the Tenants; Matthew 21.33-44
Parable of the Wedding Banquet; Matthew 22.2-14
Parables of 10 Young Women & Talents; Matthew 25
Keep Church Weird
An in-depth exploration of what the imperfect early church looked like and exploring what that means in our own communities of faith as we follow Jesus, living a life of discipleship.
Week 1: Introduction – Keep Church Weird
Week 2: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching.” -Acts 2.42 (Scripture)
Week 3: “And to the fellowship.” -Acts 2.42 (Community)
Week 4: “To the breaking of bread” – Acts 2.42 (Sacraments)
Week 5: “And to prayer” -Acts 2.42 (Corporate & Individual Prayer)
Week 6: “Everyone was filled with awe at the many signs and wonders preformed by the apostles.” -Acts 2.43 (Miracles & the Unexplainable)
Week 7: “All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions, giving to anyone who had need.” -Acts 2:44-45 (Acts of mercy and social justice)
Week 8: “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.” -Acts 2:46 (Why corporate worship?)
Week 9: “They broke bread together in their homes, and ate together with glad and sincere hearts.” -Acts 2:47 (Oikos)
Week 10: “Praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” -Acts 2:47 (The Great Commission)
(I AM)* Loved
Exploring who God is through the lens of Jesus’ “I AM” statements in the Gospel of John and the Old Testament pictures they ultimately fulfill.
Week 1: The Bread of Life – “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. (John 6:35)
Week 2: The Light of the World – “When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
Week 3: The Door – “I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. (John 10:9)
Week 4: The Good Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
Week 5: The Resurrection & the Life – “Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” (John 11:25-26)
Week 6: The Way, the Truth & the Life – “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Week 7: The Vine – “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5)
Thank you for your patience as this page is under construction. As more series begin to be listed, each will eventually have a creative piece listed with each week for the community & congregation to help take head knowledge to heart knowledge.