The Difference of Jesus: “Christ is Our Prophet”

Passage: Hebrews 1:1–2; 2:1–3; 4:12–13 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary The book of Hebrews presents Christ as our prophet. Prophets spoke forth God’s word to his people, and as prophet, Jesus both speaks God’s word to us and is God’s word to us—everything God wants to disclose about himself, in a…

Answering God: “The Lord Speaks to Us”

Passage: Psalm 1 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Sometimes our circumstances lead us into deeper reflection on the kind of life that’s truly worth living. Many of the Psalms were compiled during such a time, while Israel was in a “forced time out” in exile in Babylon. As a whole, the…

Easter Sunday: “The Lord is Our Refuge”

Passage: Psalm 16 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary We all have the need for some kind of “refuge” in life. Practically speaking, whatever or whoever we look to for ultimate security, contentment, and fulfillment in life is what we are taking refuge in. We should take refuge in the Lord alone…

Upside-Down Community: “God Grows Us Through Trials”

Passage: James 1:1-8 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary When we’re in the midst of a trial, it’s important to have the right perspective. Christianity gives us a unique perspective on trials. First, Christianity leads us to expect that as Christians, we will face trials. Trials are inevitable, and all of the…

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