Grace Avenue UMC

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”?

Scripture Readings

Jan. 6/7: Mark 1:4-11
Wade in the Water

Jan. 13/14: Mark 1:16-20
Without Hesitation

Jan. 20/21: Mark 1:21-28
Shaking Things Up

Jan. 27/28: Mark 2:1-12

Feb. 3/4: Mark 3:13-19
Roll Call

Feb. 10/11: Mark 9:2-9
Responding to the Supernatural

Suggested Resources & Reading

by Douglas R.A. Hare

The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Third Edition
by Joseph Campbell

Searching for Sunday: Loving, Leaving, and
Finding the Church

by Rachel Held Evans

We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation
by Brian McLaren

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho

A Wrinkle in Time
by Madeleine L’Engle

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C.S. Lewis

Braving the Wilderness:
The Quest for True Belonging and
the Courage to Stand Alone

By Brene Brown