“Where all generations encounter Christ through God’s people and creation”
We look forward to having Don Shunkwiler, executive director of Sugar Creek Bible Camp, with us for worship this week.
Worship this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week:
The Council at Jerusalem May 14, 2017
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday: Council at Jerusalem, Acts 15:1-18
Monday: The Conversion of Lydia, Acts 16:11-15
Tuesday: Paul and Silas in Prison, Acts 16:16-40
Wednesday: Paul Sails for Rome, Acts 27:1-12
Thursday: The Storm at Sea, Acts 27:13-38
Friday: The Shipwreck, Acts 27:39-28:16
Saturday: Paul Preaches in Rome, Acts 28:23-31
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
The early leaders of the faithful had an ever-growing task on their hands: to keep adding to the numbers of converted while trying to reconcile the old customs with the new message. Opinions are strong, and the young church faces one among many threats of division. There are many things that can divide a church today, yet many more that can unite us.
- What issues have divided the church in the past? Are they still important?
- How does division affect our witness?
- Do you live as though you were saved by grace or by your good works? What difference does it make?
- How does your faith inform your behaviors?
- What is your favorite dramatic or exciting biblical story? Why?
PRAY: God of great mission, You have set before us a great task, O God: keeping sight of the things which matter. Steer us away from our preoccupation with issues that do not bear on our eternal salvation, focusing instead on all who still long to hear your word of grace. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
BLESS: God unites us through Christ’s love for witness and service to the world. Amen.