Readings: Leviticus 19:9-18; 1 Corinthians 9:19-27 Key verse: 1 Cor 9:22b: I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.
Romans 12:1-2 and Romans 9-13 Title Verse: Romans 12:9 Big Idea: As God as loved us in Christ so we should love each other sincerely. Sermon link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVTSaWQ2F3E
1 Corinthians 9:1-18; Luke 10:1-16 Key verse: 1 Corinthians 9:18 Big idea: Having told the Corinthians to consider giving up their rights to eat meat, Paul now gives an example and defence of his own right not to not work!
Romans 12:1-8, Psalm 133 Title Verse: Romans 12:5 Big Idea: God in Christ makes us a part of his people, this leaves no room for pride but to know who we are in Christ and serve God and one another. Sermon link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eJU6yapxns&t=49s
Lamentations 5; Mark 14:32-36 Key verse: Lamentations 5:21-22 Big idea: The final lament ends the book on a note of hope mixed with sharp, even impious questions. It challenges us to come to God as our Father, and be honest with him.
Romans 11:25-12:2 Title Verse: Romans 12:1 Sermon Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBhGBwGgXu8
Romans 11:1-15, Romans 11:16-36 Title Verse: Romans 11:15 Big Idea: God’s purpose for Israel unfolds in Christ, and while at this time they reject Christ, a time is coming when they will turn to Christ and herald the return of Christ, so don’t be proud but worship God for his unfolding plan. Sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckFfqgT5zfs
Lamentations 3:1-39, Lamentations 3:40-66 Big idea: The suffering we saw in Lamentations 1-2 continues, except that here, the clouds begin to break for the poet as he reflects on God’s faithfulness and calls for confession and deliverance. It may seem like suffering is endless, but don’t loose perspective, God is faithful and won’t chasten forever.
Romans 9:30 to Romans 10:21
Lamentations 2:1-10, Lamentations 2:11-22 Key verse: Lamentations 2:20 Big idea: In this Lament the full weight of Jerusalem’s destruction is felt and the cause is unambiguously God. Jerusalem puts niceties aside and calls on God to see what he’s done. We can do the same. Video Link for Sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7ewYogovYw