The Great Resignation

BIBLICAL REFLECTION

Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How do you describe “the great resignation” of church?
  • What does your baptism mean to you? To your church?
  • How can a (re)focus on God’s purpose, God’s will and God’s calling bring about a great renewal?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help us make Kelsey known as a loving church?
  • What image/illustration from the passage and/or Sunday’s message caught your attention most?
  • What other questions do you have about the passage and/or message?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What do you have to do to make the message mean something to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for those who want to know Jesus more. Ask God to open conversations that will help others know God’s purpose, timing and will. Pray for a great renewal of faith.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

Luke 3:22

Joy is Transformation

BIBLICAL REFLECTIONLuke 3:7-18

Summarize the passage by asking Who? What? When? Where? Why?


PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • Why is joy a fruit of the Holy Spirit?
  • How have you experienced the transformation joy brings?
  • Who teaches you how to be joyful?

RECALLING THE MESSAGE

  • How does this message help us make Kelsey known as a loving church?
  • What image/illustration from the passage and/or Sunday’s message caught your attention most?
  • What other questions do you have about the passage and/or message?
  • In what ways did the Holy Spirit challenge you through the message?
  • What do you have to do to make the message mean something to you?

WEEKLY PRAYER FOCUS

Pray for people who are unhappy. Ask God to bring healing and restoration where it’s needed. Pray for people to grow in joy during the holiday season.


SCRIPTURE TO HEART

Take time to memorize this 1 Bible verse:

Bear fruits worthy of repentance.

Luke 3:8a

The Night Song

I’ve been doing two things lately.

The first is preparing for our church’s Service of the Longest Night. This is a time I look forward to each year. It’s the longest night of the year and we use it as an illustration of our hope in God. We are waiting in the night for the hope of God’s light. Through that time, we seek healing.

The second thing I’ve been waiting for is CityAlight’s new song to come out.

I didn’t know those two things would be related.

CityAlight’s new song is titled “The Night Song.” The words speak so much to what we look forward to at the longest night. Have a listen for yourself.

Stay blessed…john