CHALLENGE YOURSELF!

The Community Studies below are designed for personal or family/group use.  Each study compliments the weekly sermon and includes questions in relation to the Scripture used,  as well as ways you can challenge yourself in the week ahead to implement community and personal actions items in your daily life.

11-18-18 Who is my Neighbor? – Islam and Christianity - Scripture Luke 10:30-37, New Living Translation. 30 Jesus replied with a story: “A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead ... Read More
11-11-18 Who is my Neighbor? – Buddhism and Christianity - Scripture Romans 8:18,28 NRSV 18 I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. 28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who ... Read More
11-04-18 Who is my Neighbor? – Hinduism and Christianity - Scripture Ephesians 2:1-10 CEB  At one time you were like a dead person because of the things you did wrong and your offenses against God. 2 You used to live like people of this world. You followed the rule of a destructive ... Read More
10-28-18 Who is my Neighbor? – World Religions and Christianity - Scripture Luke 10:25-37 (CEB) 25 A legal expert stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to gain eternal life?” 26 Jesus replied, “What is written in the Law? How do you interpret it?” 27 He responded, “You must love ... Read More
10-21-18 Awesome! God is coaching, what are you hearing? - Scripture Revelation 2:1-7, and 3:14-22 1“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands: 2“I know your works, ... Read More
10-14-18 Do Good - Scripture Luke 6:31-36 (The Message) 31-34 “Here is a simple rule of thumb for behavior: Ask yourself what you want people to do for you; then grab the initiative and do it for them! If you only love the lovable, do you ... Read More
10-7-18 Who Cares about the Next Generation? - Scripture Isaiah 39:1-8  (THE MESSAGE) Sometime later, King Merodach-baladan son of Baladan of Babylon sent messengers with greetings and a gift to Hezekiah. He had heard that Hezekiah had been sick and was now well. 2 Hezekiah received the messengers warmly. ... Read More
9-30-18 Spiritual Consumers or Christ-Followers? - Scripture Amos 7: 10-15 (NRSV) Then Amaziah, the priest of Bethel, sent to King Jeroboam of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the very center of the house of Israel; the land is not able to bear all ... Read More
9-23-18 Monuments or Mission? - Scripture 1 Samuel 15:10-12 (NRSV) 10 The word of the Lord came to Samuel: 11 “I regret that I made Saul king, for he has turned back from following me, and has not carried out my commands.” Samuel was angry; and he cried out to ... Read More
9-16-18 Back to Egypt? - Scripture Numbers 13:25-28; 30-33; 14:1-4 (NRSV) At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. 26 And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the Israelites in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; ... Read More