Honesty in Prayer

Session 7.13 for March 29, 2015

When Jesus goes to the garden of Gethsemane to pray on the night he is arrested, we see a side of him we have not yet seen in the gospels. In this scene, Jesus is hurting and grieving. He is confessing that he does not want to go through with what is about to happen and he asks God to change the plan. What happens when we pray? Is it difficult for us to be so honest with God as we see Jesus being in the garden? How does it make us feel when we see Jesus so uncertain? Prayer is an important part of a life a faith and when we pay attention to how Jesus prayed, we can find new ways to engage God in prayer.  

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Scripture: Mark 14:32-42

 

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Pray With Your Neighbor
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Bruce Almighty

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Strangers Crossing the Finish Line

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An Imperative to Suffer

Session 7.12 for March 22, 2015

One term we often use to describe Jesus is suffering servant. We describe him this way because in his great love for us, Christ suffered and died. On many occasions, as he taught his disciples, Jesus shares how he will suffer and indicates that people who follow him will also suffer. When Christianity was new and not the faith of the majority, suffering often took the shape of oppression. Today, we live in a culture and a time in which Christianity is the primary religion. Suffering today does not look the same. Yet, still it is what Christ has called us to. Sometimes the gospel of Christ calls us to let go of things, to change our priorities and interests. It demands that we live a life that is interested in kindness, love and justice - not ourselves. As a part of your faith, do you suffer for Christ? 

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Scripture: John 12:20-33

 

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Airport Conversation
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Struggles
Skinny Girl Marijuana
Death or Life

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Parody of a Modern Church Service

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Blue Ribbons for Slackers
Living with Dying

Nurturing Faith

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Live By Light

Session 7.11 for March 15, 2015

Living in the light of Christ calls us to live our lives in a way that demonstrates how we trust the ways Jesus has called us to live. Trusting can mean giving something up, changing jobs, moving, or staying put even if we aren't sure about it. Trusting in Jesus means that we work for kindness and love and justice in this world and that we orient our lives around the teachings of Jesus. How does your life show that you trust in the light of Christ? 

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Scripture: John 3:14-22
 


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Survivor
In Dog We Trust
Pinella County
MLK Sermon

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Iron Man
Courageous

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More “accurate” Bible verse pictures
Google CFO Statement

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Cleansing the Temple

Session 7.10 for March 8, 2015

The church is the body of Christ, and as the body of Christ, we strive to live the life of a faithful disciple. We do thing by emulating the life Jesus lived and caring about the things he cared about. How can we do this when it comes to Jesus' action when he cleansed the temple?

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Scripture: John 2:13-22
 

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Hangry
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Necessary Sins
Why Am I So Angry

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The War

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Story of Kelly Gissendaner
Forgiveness and #KellyOnMyMind
Church and Payday Lending
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Backwards Logic

Session 7.09 for March 1, 2015

We often walk through this world thinking that things work in a certain way. If you work hard you will do well; if you get a good education you will get a good job; if you are kind, you will have good friends. But when Jesus talks, it often feels like he thinks things work differently than we do. His logic seems to be backwards to us. How will you understand Jesus' words in today's text? 

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Scripture: Mark 8:31-38

 

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Choose to Lose
Treasures in Heaven
History of Selfies
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Lose my Soul

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Clear and Present Danger

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Ask Her More

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