MARCH 1, 2020

8:00 & 10:30AM
Sermon title: Parting Words
Scripture:  Luke 9: 49-56
Sermon Notes:
It is in the process of saying farewell that many of the deepest, most personal, powerful, poignant conversations of our life take place; as we are heading off to college, in commencement speeches, when friends move away or a loved one is on their deathbed. Often, in those moments, there is no more time for fluff, pretense or small talk. It’s those “parting words” that are so often filled with the heartfelt sentiments and pearls of wisdom we remember and end up living our lives by. In Luke 9:51 it says, “ As the time came close for Jesus to be taken up to heaven, he resolutely set his face toward Jerusalem”. From that moment forward, in Luke’s Gospel, we see a shift in Jesus’ teaching. He becomes much more straight-forward, sharing with the disciples some of his most important advice and teachings he wants to impart before he is taken back up to heaven.
READ: Luke 9:49-56
1. What is some of the best advice you have ever received in your life?
2. What are some of the deepest, richest, most poignant conversations you’ve ever had? Were any of them at a time when you were saying goodbye to someone? What are some of the things said that have stuck with you from those conversations?
3. What are some of your favorite sayings, teachings or stories from Jesus? How have Jesus’ words and teachings influenced your life?
4. What does it mean to you to journey with Christ on the road to the cross? What would you like to get out of this Lenten season?

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Rev. Dave Carpenter, Pastor
Rev. Lora East,
Associate Pastor