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Sermon Review: The King Without A Coin

Sermon Review: The King Without A Coin

The religious leaders attempt to trap Jesus by exposing his political allegiance, alienating him either from the Romans or the Jewish people.

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January 5 - A Gathering For Quitters

Image At some point in 2014, life will get hard and you'll want to quit. Or self-medicate. Or take it out on someone else.

As we continue our journey through Luke's story about the life of Jesus, we walk in on Jesus talking to us about hard days and what to do when we want to throw in the towel. It's part of our Prayer 2014 series in January that helps us start off a new year with a renewed focus on prayer as we live our lives, help start new churches, and pursue justice for orphans, the unborn and victims of racism and classism.

I hope to see you tomorrow. Here's how you can get ready:

  • Take a look at the worship guideJanuary 5 Worship Guide
  • Read Luke 18:1-8 and ask God to help you listen to Him and do what He says.
  • Invite someone who needs to get 2014 off to a great start.
  • Ask God to fill the room and to convince us that he loves us.

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Peace and Poverty

This year during Advent, we're looking back into the Old Testament to discover why Jesus came to earth and how that matters to us 2,000 years after he shows up on the scene. In the prophecy of Amos, God brings a lawsuit against his people for treason. Their formal worship has exposed a heart divided between devotion to God and devotion to money. One obvious casualty in this tug-of-war are the poor and needy around them whose needs are ignored.

My contention is that we are very much like these people - our desire for safety, security, comfort and convenience shows up in the way we use our money at the expense of those in need around us.

Here are the questions we created for groups to walk through and talk about - based on the sermon but not entirely dependent upon the sermon. If you're not in a group, feel free to use these but I can't stress enough how critical it is for you to plug into the life of a group of people. For more information about our community groups, contact us at info@missionathens.com.

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