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Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

I saw the Lamb break open the first of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice that sounded like thunder, “Come!” Revelation 6:1-8 Questions for Life Groups Read Revelation 6:1-8. Are the images in this text familiar to you? If so,...

Hope: Hopeful prophecy

Hope: Hopeful prophecy

We have only one chapter from our companion book this week. And our author is still laying out the groundwork for understanding Revelation. Meanwhile, our series is already moving onto the actual text, jumping into the four horsemen and not waiting. The Reverend Naylo...

Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

Don't be afraid! I am the first and the last. I am the living one! I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I have authority over death and the world of the dead. Revelation 1:9-18 Questions for Life Groups Read the first chapter of Revelations, paying close...

Edges: Where the wild things are

Edges: Where the wild things are

When I’m working on a platform, I’m careful not to work too close to the edges. The higher the platform, the greater the danger. The smaller the surface, the larger the risk of stepping off an edge. Living on the edge, the margins, is an uncomfortable dwelling place....

Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

The Proverbs can teach you how to live intelligently and how to be honest, just, and fair. Proverbs 1:1-6, 20-25 Questions for Life Groups Read Proverbs 1:1-6, 20-25. What does being wise look like to you? In what ways do you live wisely? Are there ways where you...

Irrational optimism: Love & courage

Irrational optimism: Love & courage

I try hard to be an optimist even when I don’t see a way forward. Nevertheless, I’ve left jobs and situations after concluding that the grass must surely be greener in a different pasture. But did I make the best decision? On my more optimistic days, I’ll answer yes,...

Pastor’s Book Club News

Pastor’s Book Club News

Our companion book for our new worship series is Jeremy Duncan’s review of the Book of Revelations, titled Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding revelation in the gospel of peace. Amazon’s website describes his book this way: The book of Revelation—which deals on a cosmic...

Life groups questions & notes

Life groups questions & notes

I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep…I will look for those that are lost, bring back those that wander off, bandage those that are hurt, and heal those that are sick… Psalm 146 Questions for Life Groups Read Psalm 146 and reflect on what it means for you. What...

Strangers: Walls and bridges

Strangers: Walls and bridges

I still remember the anxiety I felt leaving for vacation during the oil crisis. The Nixon administration reiterated US support of Israel in response to a Saudi threat to halt oil shipments. An oil embargo ensued, gas prices soared and long lines at gas stations became...

Coming up in Worship

Coming up in Worship

Welcome to our long-awaited series, Revelations. While I’ve occasionally referred to scripture from this mysterious book this is the first time we’re dedicating multiple weeks to cover the entire book. Ready? First, Revelations may be one of the most theologically...

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