4: Just When You Think You’ve Figured It Out, You Get To Start Over Again! –
Do we ever figure out life – and faith? Sometimes we’re like the disciples – we don’t have a clue what to do in certain
situations – or Jesus’ teachings make no sense for our lives. What happens when everything we believe comes crashing down around us? What happens when think we are in “faith graduate school” only to find out, we need to go
back to “faith elementary school”? Life has a nasty habit of changing quickly on us? What do you do, when you have to start all over again?
11: Life Is Not Fair – But God Helps Us Through It – Luke 22:39-44
Life is never fair – early deaths; long-tern illness; ruined relationships; unfulfilled dreams. What happens when life comes crashing down around you – how do you get through it? What role does faith play in troubled times? How do we survive disasters and maintain our faith at the same time?
18: LENT: Hope for the Future – Matthew 28:16-20
What finally happens when we are truly on our own? What happens when a congregation is on its own after a long pastorate? What will be out future? Jesus reminds his disciples of the answer – and what they need to do! (Make new disciples and remember Jesus is with them to the end and beyond)
25: The Road to Jerusalem – Matthew 20:17-19
At times our faith takes us to places we don’t want to go. We know the journey will not go nor end well. But our faith demands, we deny ourselves and follow God’s instructions – to achieve a greater good. Where is God calling you and are you ready?