"...but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect..." -1 Peter 3:15
We have an ongoing discussion of the documentary DVD series: "Christ Revealed: The History. The Evidence. The Inspiration."
However, during the season of Lent we will be focusing our time on the series "The Passion Play" small group series (see below). We will return to the Christ Revealed series in the future.
*Topics change depending on interest*
**Click on the image for a preview video**
Join us EVERY SUNDAY morning at 9am in the Sanctuary (in order to maintain healthy social distancing) for small group study. All are welcome!
"Rev. Dr. David Jeremiah uses Paul’s description of spiritual armor as an outline for exploring the Christian’s call to be an overcomer. This is not a technical description of Roman armor, but an applicational study of what it means to stand firm and overcome sin, the world, and the devil. In Christ, the believer has everything necessary to live a victorious, overcoming life. When we “put on” Christ, we are putting on all the spiritual armor we need not only to stand, but to overcome!"*
*This excerpt was taken from the following website: click HERE!
May the Lord bless and keep you!
All are welcome! Every Thursday evening at 5pm on Zoom, several members and I (Pastor J.C.) discuss this book as well as "Tear we Cannot Stop" by Dr. Eric Michael Dyson (Sociology Professor at Georgetown University). We are first discussing what these books have to say by their authors about their experiences as people of color in the United States. We call the group "Generous Listening" group because we hope to listen and hear the pain of our sisters and brothers from minority communities in our nation.
Jesus sums up the law by loving God with our whole selves and loving our neighbor as ourselves (Leviticus 19:18 / Matthew 22:37-40 / Mark 12:29-31 / Luke 10:27 / Galatians 5:14 / James 2:8). Part of loving our neighbor is hearing how they see the world and hearing their pain and sharing with them (and everyone) the hope and the promise of the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ; and how nothing can separate us from the love of God (Romans 8:37-39). Friends, there is no issue on earth that can divide us when we come together in Christ!
The purpose of small groups is to connect with one another and with the LORD through prayer, the study of God's Word, and through shared experiences (Acts 2:42). If you have a small group idea or topic that is of interest to you and that would help us grow in our faith and discipleship to Christ, then please email the pastor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to the next steps on our journey of faith together!
Click on the image below to here Rev. Rick Warren talk about the importance of small groups for loving one another!