Grace Avenue UMC

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.

Scripture Readings

Nov. 11/12: Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord Bless You & Keep You…

Nov. 18/19: Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord Make His Face
to Shine Upon You…

Nov. 25/26: Numbers 6:24-26
The Lord Lift Up His
Countenance Upon You…

Suggested Resources & Reading

Naked Spirituality:
A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

by Brian McLaren

Learning to Walk in the Dark:
Because Sometimes God Shows Up at Night

by Barbara Brown Taylor

A History of the American Prosperity Gospel

by Kate Bowler

Same Kind of Different as Me
by Ron Hall & Denver Moore
(Movie to be released on October 20)

Of Mess & Moxie
by Jen Hatmaker