“Our lives must find themselves in a greater story or they will find their place in some lesser story” (H. Stephen Shoemaker).
Today we began a new series entitled, “Story.” The Bible is first and foremost, the story of God’s deep love for the world God created and God’s mission to reconcile and redeem all things through His Son, Jesus Christ. Throughout the rest of the year we will be exploring a number of Old Testament narratives (in 3-6 weeks chunks) and we kicked things off this morning with the Abraham and Sarah narrative (Genesis 12-25).
The first episode was entitled, “Starting and Stumbling” and as we explored Genesis 12:1-20, two truths were revealed:
- In God’s story, people are called to step out in faith
- In God’s story, faith will be tested
Here is our complete worship flow:
- Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
- Psalm 117
- Great Are You, Lord
- At the Cross (Love Ran Red)
- Our Father
- The Lord’s Prayer
- Announcements and Offering
- Message (Starting and Stumbling)
You can learn what other communities of faith experienced this past weekend at The Worship Community.