Prime Worship for 6/7/2020

 

Pastor’s Note:

This week we are back in 1 Peter, considering his description of the new birth. A lot of people like to talk about being “born again,” but what does that mean and as importantly what does that look like. Today we will be looking at the signs of new birth.

Act of Praise:

Psalm 51:1-17
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The Story of Faith:
1 Peter 1: 22 – 2:3
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Questions for Reflection:

  • Does being set apart for God’s purpose generate love for others in you?

  • How have you experienced new birth in your life?

  • Are you desiring the “milk of God’s word?”

 

Prime Worship for 5/31/2020 — Pentecost Sunday

Pastor’s Note:

After recording the sermon I had some additional thoughts about 1 Corinthians 12:38 and I encourage you to check them out at https://cityroadchapel.org/2020/05/31/thinking-more-about-1-corinthians-1213-and-galatians-328/

This week we celebrate Pentecost, remembering the giving of the Holy Spirit to the church. Given the focus on the Holy Spirit, we will be taking a break from our study on 1 Peter to consider Paul’s teaching in 1 Corinthians 12 on the gifts of the Spirit.

Act of Praise:

Psalm 104:24-34
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The Story of Faith:
1 Corinthians 12:3-13
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Questions for Reflection:

  • How often do you think about the presence of the Holy Spirit in your day-to-day life?
  • Paul suggests that all are given gifts from the Spirit for the common good. What are the gifts that you have been given and how do they make our church and the world a better place?
  • How do our gifts connect us to one another?