“Don’t Go Solo” Sermon Series
In our busy and fractured modern world, where the popular cultural gods of individual freedom and economic security have taken on religious intensity and proportions, living as a productive and caring Christian community, where fellowship and togetherness are important values, becomes an increasingly difficult and almost foreign ideal. I mean, c’mon, who has time to invest in personal relationships anymore?! And, with the scary world in which we live where economic and security fears seem especially palpable nowadays, who wants to risk what is required in building meaningful, long-term community?!
We’re kicking off a new sermon series called “Don’t Go Solo (in 2010)” that will take us right up to Easter and will focus on encouraging one another to do the work of producing Christian koinonia, or “fellowship” (see these links for more about koinonia: Definition of “Fellowship” in the Baker’s Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Scriptural use of word “Fellowship” found on NetBible.org.) Let’s face it… We all at times feel lonely and isolated. We could all use more koinonia in our lives!
“Alone in the Garden” (Genesis 2:8-18) – Feb 21 – God doesn’t want us to be alone.
“Alone on Top” (Exodus 18:13-23) – Feb 28 – The need to share responsibility.
“Alone in the Palace” (2 Samuel 11:16-26) – Mar 7 – The isolating effects of sin.
“Together With Friends” (Matthew 9:10-17) – Mar 14 – The need for friendship.
“Together in Transformation” (Mark 9:2-13) – Mar 21 – The long process of change.
“Together on the Path” (John 6:60-70) – Mar 28 – Sharing the burden of the cross.
“Together in Celebration” (John 20:19-22) – Apr 4 – Celebrating the resurrection.
21 February 2010: 1st Sunday of Lent: Violet
Preaching Text: Genesis 2:8-18
Supporting Text: Mark 10:6-8
Title: Alone in the Garden
Theme: God doesn’t want us to be alone.
28 February 2010: 2nd Sunday of Lent: Violet
Preaching Text: Exodus 18:13-23
Supporting Text: Acts 6:1-7
Title: Alone on Top
Theme: The need to share responsibility
7 March 2010: 3rd Sunday of Lent: Violet
Preaching Text: 2 Samuel 11:16-26
Supporting Text: Matthew 27:1-5
Title: Alone in the Palace
Theme: The isolating effects of sin.
14 March 2010: 4th Sunday of Lent: Violet
Preaching Text: Matthew 9:10-17
Supporting Text: Hosea 6:1-6
Title: Together with Friends
Theme: The need for friendship.
21 March 2010: 5th Sunday of Lent: Violet
Preaching Text: Mark 9:2-13 (Jesus & The Inner Circle)
Supporting Text: 1 Kings 19:7-13
Title: Together in Transformation
Theme: The long process of change.
28 March 2010: Palm Sunday: Violet
Preaching Text: John 6:60-70
Supporting Text: Mark 14:32-42
Title: Together on the Path
Theme: Sharing the burden of the Cross
4 April 2010: Easter: White
Preaching Text: John 20:19-22
Supporting Text: John 20:10-18
Title: Together in Celebration
Theme: Celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings!