Sermon: “A Light for Today”
Theme: The message of liberation, healing, and being a part of God’s transformation is one that the world craves today.
Purpose: To focus on being God’s faithful people.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a The various gifts and how the body works together.
Luke 4:14-21 Jesus preaches in the temple, “The spirit of the Lord is upon me.”
How can we share a gift of God’s love and acceptance for each person’s gifts and abilities? How do we assist others to know their own identity as one gifted by God? How do we help people to know their own unique ways of being God’s beloved children? What is that causes us to feel insecure and uncertain about our own abilities and contributions to serving God? In what ways does serving God enable us to feel a unique sense of strength and purpose?
Sermon: “We Are Called to Love”
Theme: The people of God learn to put love first as they offer a message of healing that the world does not understand.
Purpose: To learn love with the power of humility.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Love is patient, kind, never boastful or rude.
Luke 4:21-30 Doubtless you will say to me, “Physician, heal thyself.” Jesus confronts unbelief among his own community.
What does it mean to truly love as God commands us to love? What does it mean to love with humility, compassion, and grace? In what ways does love call us to seek healing and reconciliation for others? How do we learn to practice loving in a way that shines light of hope to the world? In what ways are Paul’s teachings of love in 1 Corinthians 13 a challenge for Christians to demonstrate their knowledge of God in all relationships?
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