11-17-10 30 Days of Gratitude – Fuel for the Journey

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  A life of gratitude develops a mentality of victory. Start point: The scripture focus is found in the letter to the church at Philippi.  Paul is acknowledged as the author of Philippians, as found in 1:1. The letter was written sometime between the years of 60 to 62 A.D., when Paul was incarcerated in Rome. It appears that Paul first encountered Philippi on his second missionary journey around 52 A.D., after his vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:6-40). Philippi was named after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, in 368 … Read More

11-10-19 30 Days of Gratitude – Gratitude, not Grumbling

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  A life of gratitude develops a mentality of victory. Start point: The scripture focus is found in the letter to the church at Philippi.  Paul is acknowledged as the author of Philippians, as found in 1:1. The letter was written sometime between the years of 60 to 62 A.D., when Paul was incarcerated in Rome. It appears that Paul first encountered Philippi on his second missionary journey around 52 A.D., after his vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:6-40). Philippi was named after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, in 368 … Read More

11-3-19 30 Days of Gratitude – A Victor of Circumstance

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  A life of gratitude develops a mentality of victory. Start point: The scripture focus is found in the letter to the church at Philippi.  Paul is acknowledged as the author of Philippians, as found in 1:1. The letter was written sometime between the years of 60 to 62 A.D., when Paul was incarcerated in Rome. It appears that Paul first encountered Philippi on his second missionary journey around 52 A.D., after his vision of the man of Macedonia (Acts 16:6-40). Philippi was named after Philip, the father of Alexander the Great, in 368 … Read More

10-27-19 Spiritual Gifts: Participation and Particulars

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  To teach and learn that everyone in the community of Faith at FUMC, Coppell has a place of ministry and has been endowed with certain spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit that work together with other believers in the broader faith community to promote unity, common good, and the love of God through Christ Jesus Start point: The scripture focus is found in the Letter of 1 Corinthians and Romans.  Paul is acknowledged as the author 1 Corinthians, as found in 1:1-2 and 16:21 and then affirmed by the early church fathers.  The … Read More

10-20-19 Spiritual Gifts: Participation and Particulars

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  To teach and learn that everyone in the community of Faith at FUMC, Coppell has a place of ministry and has been endowed with certain spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit that work together with other believers in the broader faith community to promote unity, common good, and the love of God through Christ Jesus Start point: The scripture focus is found in the Letter of 1 Corinthians and Romans.  Paul is acknowledged as the author 1 Corinthians, as found in 1:1-2 and 16:21 and then affirmed by the early church fathers.  The … Read More

10-13-19 Spiritual Gifts: Participation and Particulars

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  To teach and learn that everyone in the community of Faith at FUMC, Coppell has a place of ministry and has been endowed with certain spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit that work together with other believers in the broader faith community to promote unity, common good, and the love of God through Christ Jesus Start point: The scripture focus is found in the Letter of 1 Corinthians.  Paul is acknowledged as the author 1 Corinthians, as found in 1:1-2 and 16:21 and then affirmed by the early church fathers.  The letter was … Read More

10-6-19 Spiritual Gifts: God’s Purpose

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Core Point:  To teach and learn that everyone in the community of Faith at FUMC, Coppell has a place of ministry and has been endowed with certain spiritual gifts from the Holy Spirit that work together with other believers in the broader faith community to promote unity, common good, and the love of God through Christ Jesus Start point: The scripture focus is found in the Letter of 1 Corinthians and Ephesians. Corinthians: Paul is acknowledged as the author 1 Corinthians, as found in 1:1-2 and 16:21 and then affirmed by the early church fathers.  The letter was written approximately 55 A.D. towards the end of Paul’s three-year residency in Ephesus.  The city of Corinth was heavily influenced by the Greek culture with most of the church population being of gentile descent. The city was a … Read More

9-29-19 Justice for Our Neighbors

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Overarching theme:  Every human being is a beloved child of God and worthy of respect. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  We are focusing on the need to treat people who are not from this country with the dignity and respect they deserve as a beloved child of God.   Reflect on these Scriptures: Our first scripture comes from a section of Leviticus often called “Living as Holy People” and focuses on how Israel should treat themselves, the land, and other people to stand out as people of the One True God: 33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. 34 The alien who resides with you shall be to … Read More

9-15-19 Faith and Works go Hand in Hand

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Reflect on this Scripture: James 1:19-27 (NRSV) 19 You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger; 20 for your anger does not produce God’s righteousness. 21 Therefore rid yourselves of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.  22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. 23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24 for they look at themselves and, ongoing away, immediately forget what they were like. 25 But those who look into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and persevere, being not hearers who forget but doers who act—they will be blessed in their doing. 26 If any think they are … Read More

9-8-19 Words of Wisdom: Wisdom’s Forgiveness Factor

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Overarching theme:  Living a year in God’s presence through the practice of following Jesus. Instructions: When using this material as teacher, feel free to pick and choose the point you want to emphasis in the lesson. The format of the curriculum is designed to have an abundance of information in which to refer as desired. Core Point:  We are focusing on the words and actions of people as they follow Jesus as disciples.  The salient point of this series is that as Christians we are called into community with other believers to be a holy nation representing the grace and love of God in the world by both word and deed.  This will be the final week for this series. Start point: This week, the scripture focus is found in the Letter of Ephesians. This letter was written by Paul to the church and surrounding people of Ephesus sometime around … Read More