What happens when our world falls apart? How do we press onward when our tightly-knit plans unravel into loose threads? What do we become when our identity - or the path we’re on- comes undone? In our unraveling, sometimes life surprises us with unexpected joy, love, and hope - with a new beginning we couldn’t have imagined. Sometimes we need God to unravel us, for we long to be changed. In the coming weeks, we will explore 12 biblical stories of shame, identity, grief, dreams, and expectations.

Here is a video introducing the series.

Here is a journal featuring original works of art inspired by these scriptures and reflection questions for each sermon topic. (Note: If you would like our church staff to mail you a hard copy of this journal, please let Laurie Meek know. You can also print this out at home; you need to print front/back and flip on the short side.)

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DateScriptureStory Theme
7/12/20Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7Sarah LaughsUnexpected Joy & Surprise
7/19/20Matthew 14:22-23Peter Sinks in the WaterUnraveled by Uncertainty
7/26/202 Samuel 3:7; 21:1-14Rizpah Mouns Her SonsPublic Grief That Inspires Action
8/2/20Luke 19:1-10Zacchaeus the Wealthy Tax CollectorRadical Unraveling of Vocation
8/9/20Exodus 5:1-2; 7:8-23Pharoah Hardens His Heart to Moses' RequestsWhen Humans Unravel God's Plans for Justice
8/16/20Acts 9:1-20The Conversion of Saul to Paul Discovering a New Path
8/23/20Jeremiah 29:1-7Encouraging the Israelites in Exile to Plant Gardens & Build HousesWhen Dreams Unravel
8/30/20John 4:1-29The Samaritan Woman at the WellUnraveled Shame
9/6/20John 20:19-29Doubting ThomasWhen the Unimaginable Has Happened
9/13/20Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10Moses' Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live When Our Plans for Our Children Unravel
9/20/20Job 28:12-28Job's Lament and Loss Seeking Understanding When Everything Has Fallen Apart
9/27/20Mark 5:1-20Jesus Heals Legion, a Man Possessed by DemonsThe Unraveling of the Mind