Gospel of John (January-March 2007)
*What a rich book! I treasured my chances to study John each week; a few of the congregation even treasured the chance to hear it!
John 1:1-18: Broken Boxes Everywhere
John 2:1-25: Turning Over More than Tables
John 4:1-54: Water that’s Alive
John 5:1-47: Do You WANT to Get Well?
John 9:1-41: Blindness? Ptooey.
John 10: Glimpses of John 10 (K. Knutson, W. Grocott, C. Elford)
John 11: The Second Life of Lazarus
Easter Service 2007 (April 8, 2007)
Spiritual Leadership (April-May, 2007)
*In the midst of a time when our congregation was selecting new Shepherds, we focused on what it means to be a leader among God’s people.
Offering Ourselves to God (May-June 2007)
*This has been our church’s theme for the entire year. In this series, we explored what it might look like everyday in different aspects of life.
Offering Ourselves to God: So Much to Offer
Offering My Connections: Relationships as God Desires
Offering My Cash: My Money and My God
Offering My Career: More than Just “Earning a Living” (Discussion with B. Perry, M. Sanders, and B. Straker)
Offering My Clock: Time for the Divine
Lessons from Lesser-Known Lives (July-August 2007)
*This summer series explores the stories of some of the Bible’s less famous characters. These “minor” stories frequently pack a major punch when we stop long enough to swim in these life stories.
Hezekiah (B. Roberts)
Different (August 2007)
*While I was away on vacation, Ray McMillan shared two powerful lessons on very foundational ideas: Holiness and Benevolence.
Holiness: Be Different (R. McMillan)
Benevolence: Make a Difference (R. McMillan)
A Disciple’s Life (September-October 2007)
*The word “Christian” is a beautiful word, but it’s become quite fuzzy in my time and place. Dallas Willard said, “Most of us are doing Christianity at a putt-putt level. We want to be forgiven without following Jesus.” Christianity without following Jesus?! Yeah… nothing about that works. So we’re spending some time close to this word… “Disciple”. What would that life look like?
The Gospel of John (October-December 2007)
*As we started the year with John, so we end the year with John. Great book! Have I said that before?!
John 15: That You Bear Much Fruit
John 17: Hearing the Heart of Jesus
John 18: Walking in the Middle of the Dark
John 19: Re-telling the Old, Old Story
End of 2007 (December 30)
*We finished the year with one last look at our theme of “This Day, We Will Offer Ourselves to God.”