Sermon: “A Message to Change the World”
Theme: God’s gracious gift is to lift us out of petty living so that we may be part of doing what matters.
Purpose: The congregation will focus on serving in ways that matter and make a difference in the world.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Knowledge puffs up, the grace of God sets free.
Mark 1:21-28 Jesus teaches with surprising authority and power that sets people free.
What is it about Jesus’ authenticity and personal relationship with God that gave him the authority to heal and confront evil? In what ways does “knowledge puff up” but “love builds up?” What is it about our own fears of being judged or misunderstood that causes us to judge and make assumptions about others? How can we have a depth of relationship with Christ that gives us the ability to speak words that are healing and encouraging? What “unclean spirits” do we encounter that need a message of renouncing and healing?