Greater Gifts Worship Series: YOU ARE BELOVED
Baptism, as a “first gift” from God, leads us in life toward paths of discovering and rediscovering God-given gifts, activating those gifts through the Holy Spirit, understanding how our gifts are interrelated to the gifts of other disciples in the body of Christ, and how important it is to stay true to the heart of our God-given gifts — the love of God in Christ.
- Isaiah 43:1-7
- Psalm 29 (UMH 761)
- Acts 8:14-17
- Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Greater Gifts Worship Series: GIFTED FOR OTHERS
As we move from baptisms and remembering our baptism, we recognize that the gift of baptism is only the beginning. We should begin to discover, or if it has been a while, perhaps rediscover our God-given gifts — equipping us for a lifelong journey as disciples. We were redeemed for a reason, and we are given gifts to fulfill a greater purpose.
- Psalm 36:1-10 (UMH 771)
- Isaiah 62:1-5
- 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
- John 2:1-11
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.
- 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- Jeremiah 17:5-10
- Psalm 1 (UMH 738)
- 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
- Luke 6:17-26