Esther: God Behind The Scenes


In the book of Esther, there is no mention of God, no mention of prayer, no mention of Jerusalem or the temple, no prophetic visions, and not one reference to a miracle of any kind! This has led some to conclude that God is absent in the book of Esther. But God is there, not in the limelight, but in the director’s chair, working feverishly behind the scenes. Read More

More Than Appearances

July 14, 2019 by Barry Parker

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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Pride and Providence

July 7, 2019 by Mark Regis

Start by reading the scripture passage(s) the sermon is based on.  You can find the references on the website. Explore questions guide us in a process of discovery, learning what the scripture passage is teaching. Connect questions help us personally apply the scripture for every day life. Explore: What words or phrases catch your attention? What feelings does the reading(s) evoke? Can you identify a theme to the reading? Try summarizing the passage in 2-3 sentences. Does this passage raise any questions for you? If so,…

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What's In a Welcome

September 13, 2015 by Sean Davidson

Below are a set of questions that can be used for any passage of Scripture used as our preaching passage. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your own personal devotions. These questions will give you a good starting point and will help bring the discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, they will help you have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others as you seek to follow Jesus.

1) What? – First impressions. What words or phrases stand out? What is the…

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