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Sermon Study Guides

Effective | Laurie Brenner | August 14

Review:  What issue(s) did you think about, and consider how God views them?  Have you lamented how that issue has been treated in the broader church?  How did that impact you?more...

The Necessity of Lament in Troubled Times | Soong-Chan Rah | August 7

Speaker:  Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of church growth and evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He was formerly the founding senior pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church. Engaging in urban ministry is his passion, and he enables and expands the understanding of his students of the values of racial reconciliation and social justice that combine in the relationship between the church and urban settings.more...

Embraced and Invited | Renee Notkin | July 31

About Renée Notkin:  As the pastor of Union Church, UPC’s satellite congregation in South Lake Union, Renée Notkin’s passion is to biblically and theologically encourage people that the God on High delights in them and invites them into a dynamic relationship with Jesus Christ through the equipping of the Spirit. Renée received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Washington and her M.Div. from Regent College (Vancouver, B.C.) more...

The Kingdom vs. The Empire | July 3

Review:  Dr Brenda Salter McNeil challenged us, like Esther, to use our influence, access, privilege and position to advocate for the cause of the Kingdom of God.  Where is God telling you, “Yes, you.” when you are asking, “Who, Me?” more...

Who Me? - A Call to Reconciliation for Such a Time As This | June 26

Review:  Rich Stearns challenged us to consider what we will do for Jesus – in the form of caring for the poor and refugees in the world.  What have you done?more...

A Matthew 25 Moment for the American Church | June 19

Review:  Who did you meet this past week and celebrate together your mutual membership in the household of God? more...

Disruptive Unity: Ancient, Subversive Truths about the Church | June 12

Review:  What did you consider letting go of, and taking on, in order to experience a deeper faith community. more...

Extended Family Extended | June 5

Background: It is Pentecost. The Holy Spirit has arrived as promised by Jesus. Peter preaches a sermon to explain what is happening and present the Gospel (good news).  Those listening are “pierced to the heart” and ask what they should do. Peter says to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the Holy Spirit.” That day “there were added about 3,000 souls.” Acts 2:1-41. more...

Shoe | Where You Find Strength | May 29

Review: What six categories of relationships are addressed in Ephesians 5:21–6:9?  On which of these roles did you focus in the past week, and how did you apply Paul’s instructions in that role?  more...

Stoop | How Heaven Touches Relationships | May 22

Review:  What prohibitions and instructions do you recall from Ephesians 5:3-20? What progress did you make in obeying these commands in the past week?  more...