Winter Survival Guide: “God Gives Us Rest”

Passage: Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary Sermon Summary: To flourish this winter, Christians would benefit from practicing the Sabbath. God gave Israel the Sabbath commandment (Fourth Commandment), after he rescued them from slavery in Egypt, and, like all of his commands, it was meant to establish Israel…

Winter Survival Guide: “God Meets Us in Solitude”

Passage: Mark 1:32-39; Isaiah 50:4-6 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary To flourish this winter, we will need to practice solitude, which Jesus modeled in his own life. Solitude is important, ultimately, because it helps us remember the God to whom we’re responsible, and who we are before him. In Mark 1:32-39,…

Winter Survival Guide: “The Map”

Passage: Excerpts from Psalm 119 Guide for Group Discussion or Personal Reflection Sermon Summary To flourish in the midst of what is likely to be a challenging winter, we’ll need to engage in regular practices of spiritual formation. One such practice is immersing ourselves in God’s word. God’s word helps us survive, and even flourish…

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