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.)
Join us for worship Sundays:
|7/12/20||Genesis 18:1-15; 21:1-7||Sarah Laughs||Unexpected Joy & Surprise|
|7/19/20||Matthew 14:22-23||Peter Sinks in the Water||Unraveled by Uncertainty|
|7/26/20||2 Samuel 3:7; 21:1-14||Rizpah Mouns Her Sons||Public Grief That Inspires Action|
|8/2/20||Luke 19:1-10||Zacchaeus the Wealthy Tax Collector||Radical Unraveling of Vocation|
|8/9/20||Exodus 5:1-2; 7:8-23||Pharoah Hardens His Heart to Moses' Requests||When Humans Unravel God's Plans for Justice|
|8/16/20||Acts 9:1-20||The Conversion of Saul to Paul||Discovering a New Path|
|8/23/20||Jeremiah 29:1-7||Encouraging the Israelites in Exile to Plant Gardens & Build Houses||When Dreams Unravel|
|8/30/20||John 4:1-29||The Samaritan Woman at the Well||Unraveled Shame|
|9/6/20||John 20:19-29||Doubting Thomas||When the Unimaginable Has Happened|
|9/13/20||Exodus 1:22, 2:1-10||Moses' Mother Gives Moses Up So He Can Live||When Our Plans for Our Children Unravel|
|9/20/20||Job 28:12-28||Job's Lament and Loss||Seeking Understanding When Everything Has Fallen Apart|
|9/27/20||Mark 5:1-20||Jesus Heals Legion, a Man Possessed by Demons||The Unraveling of the Mind|