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But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. — 1 John 1:7 (NIV)

Building bridges summer sermon series

This summer we are going to explore the mission of the church and indeed the calling of all Christians.

Our subject is building bridges to our neighbors and local community so that we may share the good news of Jesus with them.

The worldview and priorities of most people around us is quite different from that of an active Christian. In order to communicate to our neighbors we need to understand their world and build bridges into their lives. Fortunately there are great examples and principles in the scriptures for us to explore. While we do that study, we will also  doing some of the ground work in prayer, investigation, and planning to see how we can be effective in our mission. Our hope is to have a strategic plan ready for the fall. These are the June, July and August readings and dates for topic.

Building Bridges to our community.

6/4/17            Pentecost

Acts 2:1-11                  Holy Spirit falls

Ps 104:24-35               Spirit creates and sustains

1 Cor 12:4-13              manifestations of the one Spirit

John 14:8-17               another Counselor


6/11/17         God’s heart for people (1)

Deut 7:7-9                   A faithful God who loves

Psalm 103:1-12           the Lord is compassionate

Romans 4:13-18          the promise comes by faith

Matthew 9:35-38         Compassion of Jesus


6/18/17         God’s heart for people (2)  – Father’s day,  Laura Boal guest preacher

Jeremiah 17:5-8          Trust in Lord not man

Psalm 103:13-22         A Father’s compassion

Romans 8:14-17          sons of God

Luke 15:11-32             The loving Father


6/25/17         Looking beneath the surface (1) – Laura Boal guest preacher

Isaiah 61:1-3               The year of the Lords favor

Psalm 126                   captives return

Romans 4:18-21          promise and hope

Matthew 9:18-26         Jesus heals


7/2/17            Looking beneath the surface (2)

Ecclesiastes 4:1-12      quality of life

Psalm 89:1-18             the lord our glory and strength

Romans 6:1-11            dead to sin alive in Christ

John 4:4-29                 talking to the thirsty

7/9/17            Building bridges through relationships (1)

Ecclesiastes 5:8-15      wealth and work

Psalm 145                   commend, tell, proclaim

I Cor 9:19-23               enter their world

Matt 11:25-30              rest for the weary

7/16/17         Building bridges through relationships (2)

Deut 30:9-14               God’s word is near you

Psalm 65                     you call forth songs of joy

I Thess 2:5-15             we shared ourselves

Matt 13: 1-9                 sow the seed!

7/23/17         Making the most of opportunities (1)

Isaiah 61:1-11             the year of the Lord’s favor

Psalm 86                     guard my life

Colossians 4:2-6         act wisely

Matt 13:24-30              what the devil?

7/30/17         Making the most of opportunities (2)

Proverbs 3:27-35        opportunities to serve

Psalm 119:121-130     engage the word

I Peter 2:9-17              live differently for the sake of others

Matt 13:31-35              parables of growth in the kingdom


8/6/17            Explaining the good news (1)

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11      hedonism is futile

Psalm 78:1-7               teach your children

I Peter 3:13-17            be prepared to give an answer

Matt 14:13-21              12 basketfuls


8/13/17         Explaining the good news (2)

Isaiah 53                     by his wounds we are healed

Psalm 29                     the voice of the Lord

I Cor 15:1-8                 the gospel you received

Matt 14:22-36              take courage


8/20/17         Parting words of Jesus (1)

Isaiah 56:1-8               a house of prayer for all nations

Psalm 67                     may the nations be glad

Hebrews 12:1-3           fix our eyes on Jesus

Matthew 28:16-20       Marching orders


8/27/17         Parting words of Jesus (2)

Isaiah 51:1-6               promise of joy and gladness

Psalm 138                   the Lord will fulfill he purpose for me

I Peter 4:7-11              Use your gift

Matt 16:13-20              Peter’s confession of Christ

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