Grace Avenue 2017-2018 Atlas

Worship Guide & Resources

Join us as we journey through the 2017-2018 school year and explore themes that are important to our daily lives, our community and the greater world.

During our journey we will focus on Scripture. We will also utilize outside reading materials, worship, art, study, music, discussion, hands-on mission, prayer and any other resource that helps us truly come to a deeper understanding of what it means to live as modern-day Christians in a complex and ever-changing world.

This is an opportunity to embrace our 4G Faith as we commit to GATHER, GROW, GO & GIVE in a shared journey as a church family.

Supply List

August 12 – 27, 2017

This time of year everyone has a list. We want to make sure we have everything needed and required for a new school year. This simple list from the prophet Micah has stood the test of time. It should be part of every Christian’s ongoing supply list. It is part of how we participate in God’s desire for a world of common good.

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Bible Tool Kit

September 2-17, 2017

Many of the controversies in the Church today can trace their roots back to Biblical interpretation. It is important to know what is in the Bible. It is just as important to know what we believe about the Bible. What does it mean to take the Bible seriously? Does it mean you have to take it literally? How can the Bible be an essential tool for living a life of faith?

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Bright Ideas

September 23 – October 22, 2017

When the light bulb goes on and inspiration occurs a new possibility is born. We are no longer trapped by what we don’t have. Instead we are energized by the amazing potential of God’s abundance. This is the genius of generosity. When we practice generosity, the world is a much brighter place.

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#blessed

November 11 – November 26, 2017

What does it mean to be blessed by God? What happens when we think this blessing is some kind of divine favor contest? Is #blessed just another way of bragging; or worse, hiding the deep flaws in our lives. Maybe an ancient benediction holds the key to keeping our blessings in their proper perspective.

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Through the Lens

December 2 – December 31, 2017

The birth of Christ is viewed today through a variety of perspectives. Some see it as a season of parties and over-indulgence. Some see it as a hectic exercise in consumerism. Some see it as the most depressing time of the year. Is this what God intends? What would happen if we viewed the incarnation of God as an opportunity to see the world in a whole new way.

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Call to Action

January 6 – February 11, 2018

We love stories of action and heroism. We are dazzled by tales like Star Wars, Justice League, and other Super Hero stories. The Gospel of Mark depicts Jesus in just this way. His story starts with a cape but it ends at the cross. What does it mean for us to become a part of Christ’s story as his followers? Where are we in the great adventure of “the greatest story ever told”?

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Let’s Face It

February 17 – March 25, 2018

Lent presents us with an opportunity to look in the mirror and see ourselves as we really are. It is easier to turn away and deny our reality and mortality. Jesus set his face toward Jerusalem and in doing so brought about the salvation of the world. When we face this truth; it does indeed set us free.

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Good News/Fake News

April 1 – April 15, 2018

We don’t know who to believe anymore. We are told the most trusted news sources could be full of made up tales. In this respect, we are similar to Jesus’ Disciples who struggled to hear the news of Christ’s resurrection with confidence and joy. Through faith, we learn the truth of the God who is too good to not be true. This is what makes Easter more than just a day. It turns us into Easter people
with a worldview of resurrection

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