Sermon Series: Diverse By Design

Theme:Unity in Diversity

“Unity in Love” Ephesians 4:15

Scripture Lesson Ephesians 4:15 15 but speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,  

“Unity in Spirit” Philippians 2:2

Scripture Lesson Philippians 2:2 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.  

“Unity in the Faith” Ephesians 4:5, 13-16

Scripture Lesson Ephesians 4:5, 13-16 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to...

“Unity in Baptism” I Corinthians 12:13

Scripture Lesson I Corinthians 12:13 13 For in the one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, slaves or free—and we were all made to drink of one...

“Unity in a Body” I Corinthians 12:27

Scripture Lesson I Corinthians 12:27 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

Theme: Paying Ridiculous Attention to Jesus

“Paying Attention to Jesus’ Priority of Time with God” Matthew 26:36-46

Scripture Lesson Matthew 26:36-46  Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and...

“Sharing Joyful Moments with Each Other” Matthew 11:16-19

Scripture Lesson Matthew 11:16-19 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 ‘We played...

“Confronting Conflict” Matthew 5:10-12

Scripture Lesson Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when...

“Being the Real You Version” Matthew 23:25-28

Scripture Lesson Matthew 23:25-28 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of...

“Check your Heart–not your likes on Social Media” Matthew 6:19-24

Scripture Lesson Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but store...

Theme: Who is your neighbor?

“A Misguided Gift” Philippians 2:1-11

Scripture Lesson Philippians 2:1-11  If, then, there is any comfort in Christ, any consolation from love, any partnership in the Spirit, any tender affection and...

“A Simple Question” Mark 10:46-52

Scripture Lesson Matthew 6:19-24 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal, 20 but store...

“Partnering with Jesus” John 6:1-13

Scripture Lesson John 6:1-13 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A large crowd kept following him because...

“Purposeful Partnership” Acts 6:1-7; Eph 2:10

Scripture Lesson Acts 6:1-7 Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were...

“Avoiding Burnout” Exodus 18:13-27

Scripture Lesson Exodus 18:13-27 The next day Moses sat as judge for the people, while the people stood around him from morning until evening. 14 When Moses’s...

Theme: Truth Matters

“Live an honest, open life” Ephesians 4:25

Scripture Lesson Ephesians 4:25 So then, putting away falsehood, let each of you speak the truth with your neighbor, for we are members of one another.

“Truthing in Love” Ephesians 4:15

Scripture Lesson Ephesians 4:15 15 but speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,

“Being Authentic” II John 1:4

Scripture Lesson II John 1:4 4 I was overjoyed to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we have been commanded by the Father.

“Willing to be Known” I John 1:7-8

Scripture Lesson I John 1:7-8 7 but if we walk in the light as he himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses...

“Discerning Boundaries” Proverbs 12:23

Scripture Lesson Proverbs 12:23 One who is clever conceals knowledge,    but the mind of a fool broadcasts folly.

Theme: Words Matter

“Image of God” Genesis 1:26-28

Scripture Lesson Genesis 1:26-28 26 Then God said, “Let us make humans in our image, according to our likeness, and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and...

“Individual and Collective Sin” Genesis 11:1-9

Scripture Lesson Genesis 11:1-9 11 Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. 2 And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of...

“Doing justice and righteousness” Genesis 18:17-19

Scripture Lesson Genesis 18:17-19 17 The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, 18 seeing that Abraham shall become a great and mighty nation, and...

“Reflecting God’s Image by Caring for the Marginalized” Psalm 10:17-18

Scripture Lesson Psalm 10:17-18 O Lord, you will hear the desire of the meek;    you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear18 to do justice for the...

“Jesus shows us the Way” Luke 4:14-21

Scripture Lesson Luke 4:14-21 14 Then Jesus, in the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding region. 15 He...

Theme: Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, 2 Timothy 1:9

Scripture Lesson 2 Timothy 1:9 God is the one who saved and called us with a holy calling. This wasn’t based on what we have done, but it was based on his own purpose...

Grace My Fears Relieved, Romans 5:8

Scripture Lesson Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us, because while we were still sinners Christ died for us.

As Long As Life Endures , Isaiah 40:31

Scripture Lesson Isaiah 40:31    but those who hope in the Lord    will renew their strength;    they will fly up on wings like eagles;    they will run and not be...

Through Dangers, Toils and Snares, Hebrew 4:16

Scripture Lesson Hebrews 4:16 Finally, let’s draw near to the throne of favor with confidence so that we can receive mercy and find grace when we need help.

10,000 Years, John 1:14-17

Scripture Lesson John 1:14-17 The Word became fleshand made his home among us. We have seen his glory,    glory like that of a father’s only son,        full of grace...

Theme: It’s Up To You

“Seek Christ” Isaiah 55:6

Scripture Lesson Isaiah 55:6 Seek the Lord while he may be found;    call upon him while he is near;

“Trust in Christ” Proverbs 3:5-6

Scripture Lesson Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,    and do not rely on your own insight.6 In all your ways acknowledge him,    and he will make...

“Wisdom is the Principal Thing” Proverbs 4:7

Scripture Lesson Proverbs 4:7 The beginning of wisdom is this: get wisdom,    and whatever else you get, get insight.

“Draw Near to Christ” James 4:8

Scripture Lesson James 4:8 8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

“Sheep and Wolves” Matthew 10:16

Scripture Lesson Matthew 10:16 16 “I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.