For-giving

Scripture: Matthew 18:21-35 Title: Forgiving Structure: Introduction Forgiveness is letting go God’s forgiveness is unlimited but not unconditional Forgiving from the heart Conclusion Introduction: Good blood flow helps to heal wounds –         Without healthy blood flow a wound will take ages to heal or may even get worse –         Generally speaking things that improve blood…

Giving

Scripture: Luke 16:1-13 Title: Giving Key Points: Giving opens doors and facilitates movement Giving creates security by strengthening relationships Introduction: Last summer we went to Kapiti Island for a day –         Kapiti has a lagoon on its northern edge –         Although it is right beside the sea the lagoon is completely closed in – no…

Nurture

Scripture: Luke 10:25-42 Title: Nurture Structure: Introduction Eternal life – vv. 25-28 The Samaritan – vv. 29-37 The benefits of nurture Conclusion – Mary & Martha – vv. 38-42 Introduction: A number of the images the Bible gives us of God are images of nurture, care and protection – God is referred to as a…

Inter-dependence – Part 2

Scripture: Exodus 18:13-26; Mark 6:6b-13; Luke 19:1-10 Title: Inter-dependence – Part 2 Structure: Introduction Moses transitioned from independence to inter-dependence Jesus works inter-dependently Jesus opens the door of inter-dependence for Zacchaeus Conclusion Introduction: Robyn teaches five year olds and is always on the lookout for good picture books to read to her class –         Recently…

Inter-dependence

Scripture: 1st Corinthians 12:12-27 Title: Inter-dependence Structure: Introduction Inter-dependence defined 1st Corinthians 12:12-27 o   Unity with diversity o   Equality with affection Conclusion   Introduction: On the wall here we have a picture. Take a look. –         Put up your hand if the first thing you noticed was a woman standing on a stage wearing a…

Lament

Scripture: Psalm 137 Title: Lament Structure: Introduction Lament seeks company Lament remembers identity Lament protests honestly Lament vents anger Conclusion Introduction: On the wall here we have a list of songs… –         Small Bump by Ed Sheeran –         I don’t want to talk about it by Crazy Horse –         Candle in the wind by Elton…

Appreciation

Scripture:  Luke 7:36-50  Title: Appreciation Structure: Introduction Appreciation is about acknowledging value Appreciation vs. depreciation – Luke 7:36-50 The importance of receiving and enjoying Conclusion Introduction: Today we continue our series on well-being and care of the soul, using the acronym: HEALING. –         Each letter represents a word which, when properly applied, is life giving…