Grace Avenue UMC

January 19 – February 10, 2019

In a world that seems more and more divided, the followers of Christ are called to unity.  The visible representation of the Body of Christ is found through service.  We all have different gifts but they are intended to be used for serving, not self-gain.  We forget that the beautiful words of I Corinthians 13 were written to a community that was not experiencing or expressing love, but division.  We recapture the wholeness of God by first seeking to serve like Jesus.  

Scripture Readings

Jan. 19/20 – “Common Good”
I Corinthians 12:4-11

Jan. 26/27 – “One Body”
I Corinthians 12:12-27

Feb. 2/3 – “Love Never Fails”
I Corinthians 13:1-13

Feb. 9/10 – “A Community of Love”
I Corinthians 13:1-13

Suggested Resources & Reading

Strength to Love
by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Loving and Serving Others: The Practice of Risk-Taking Mission and Service
by Robert Schnase

The Greatness Principle: Finding Significance and Joy by Serving Others
by Nelson Searcy

Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions
by Rob Bell