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Greater Gifts Worship Series: BEING NEEDY

Conventionally, the idea of being needy has negative connotations. However, we’d like to look at the idea of being needy from a different perspective: we need one another. Just as God arranged the members of our bodies, so God arranged the members of our communities. So this week, we put a positive spin on being needy.

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    References:

  • Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
  • Psalm 19 (UMH 750)
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
  • Luke 4:14-21

Greater Gifts Worship Series: LOVE

Now that we are discovering and activating our gifts, understanding how we are dependent on one another, will we let love – love of God and love of neighbor guide us?

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    References:

  • Jeremiah 1:4-10
  • Psalm 71:1-6 (UMH 794)
  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
  • Luke 4:21-30

See All the People Worship Series: BEING NEEDY

The story in Luke 5:1-11 is about the beginning of a life-changing journey for Jesus and his future disciples, including you and me.

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    References:

  • Isaiah 6: 1-8 (9-13)
  • Psalm 138 (UMH 853)
  • 1 Corinthians 15: 1-11
  • Luke 5: 1-11

See All The People Worship Series: THE EXPECTANT CROWD

Like Jesus, we are called to accept people as they are and to strive to develop a Christian relationship with them. Not only did Jesus heal people, he also taught the people. Jesus perceived their unexpressed needs. Looking into the eyes of his disciples, he taught them about the many ways in which they were blessed.

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    References:

  • Jeremiah 17:5-10
  • Psalm 1 (UMH 738)
  • 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
  • Luke 6:17-26

See All The People Worship Series: THE QUESTIONING CROWD

Both our culture and our church have become increasingly divided; we demonize the “other” and cease listening to one another. In the CEB, verse 27 begins, “But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies.” Jesus challenges the crowd to hear. Then he says the shocking phrase, “Love your enemies.” What?! He doesn’t just tell us to listen to them. We are to love them!

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    References:

  • Genesis 45:3-11, 15
  • Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 (UMH 772)
  • 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
  • Luke 6:27-38

See All The People Worship Series: THE ASTOUNDED CROWD

Jesus embodies what many of us seem to forget. He shows us the importance of setting apart in prayer before coming back to see all the people informed in the fullness of God’s glory. In him, we are reminded to trust in the essential directions we have been provided to pray, listen, and care for the holistic needs of people.

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    References:

  • Exodus 34:29-35
  • Psalm 99 (UMH 819)
  • 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2
  • Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)