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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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The First Church

June 23, 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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The Power and Presence in Suffering

June 2, 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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Making a Difference—Stewardship & Generosity

May 12, 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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The Already and the Not Yet

April 28, 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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Best Story Ever: The Answer to All the Questions

April 21, 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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Unity: From Invitation to Command

March 31, 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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Ash Wednesday 2019

March 6, 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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A Role Description for Transformational Community

February 17, 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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The Antidote to Fear

January 20, 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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Right Thinking, Right Priorities

August 12, 2018 by Barry Parker

Below is a set of questions that can be used for just about 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 broad questions will give you a good starting point and will help bringthe discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, these questions will help you to have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others asyou seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear the se…

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Living Among Weeds

July 29, 2018 by Barry Parker

Small Group QuestionsBelow are a set of questions that can be used for just about any passage of Scripture used as our“preaching passage”. Feel free to use them for small group study and prayer as well as your ownpersonal devotions. These broad questions will give you a good starting point and will help bringthe discussion or your thoughts back on track if things meander a bit. Beyond that, thesequestions will help you to have a deeply meaningful and prayerful conversation with others asyou seek to follow Jesus. If you want to hear…

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