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  • Fall 2017 Preaching and Teaching Series “Come to the Table” Charleston has been described as a place for “foodies.” Foodies are those who don’t just love food, they love the “creative” creation of food as well as its consumption. I believe that Jesus too was a foodie. In fact its been said that throughout the life of Jesus, he was either coming from a meal ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 14, 2017 Fruit of Self-Control: Matthew 4:1-11 Toolbox 05-14-17 Fruit of Self-Control Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 7, 2017 Fruit of Gentleness: 1 Peter 3:14-16 & John 17:20-26 Toolbox 05-07-17 Fruit of Gentleness Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 23, 2017 Fruit of Faithfulness: Hebrews 11 Toolbox 04-24-17 Fruit of Faithfulness Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 2, 2017 Fruit of Goodness: 2 Peter 1:5-7 & John 10:11-18 Toolbox 04-02-17 Fruit of Goodness  Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 26, 2017 Fruit of Kindness: Jeremiah 9:24 & John 8:1-11 Toolbox 03-26-17 Fruit of Kindness Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 12, 2017 James 5:7-8 & 2 Peter 3:15 John 11:17-27 Toolbox 03-12-17 Fruit of Patience Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 5, 2017: Philippians 4:4-9 & Matthew 10:12-14 Toolbox 03-05-17 Fruit of Peace Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 26, 2017: Acts 8:4-8 and John 15:9-13 Toolbox 02-26-17 Fruit of Joy Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 19, 2017: Galatians 5:19-25 and John 3:16-17 Toolbox 02-19-17 Fruit of Love Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 22, 2017: Matthew 4 Tool Box for Sunday, January 22 on Matthew 4 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 15 Isaiah 49 John 1 Toolbox for Sunday, January 15 Epiphany Lesson 2 Isaiah 49 with John 1 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 15, 2017 Sanctity of Life Tool Box for Sanctity of Life Sunday Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 8, 2017: Isaiah 42 Epiphany Lesson 1 Isaiah 42 January 8 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for December 18, 2016 Advent Isaiah 7 isaiah-7-with-matthew-1-dec-18 Spread the Word...
  • King Jesus Advent Resource Guide King Jesus Advent Study Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, December 11, 2016 Advent 2 Isaiah 35 advent-dec-11-isaiah-35-with-matthew-11 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, December 4 Advent Isaiah 11 advent-isaiah-11-december-4 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, November 27 – Advent 1: Isaiah 2:1-5 advent-isaiah-2-1-5-november-27 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, November 20, 2016 Ephesians 6:10-24 Lesson 11 ephesians-6-10-24-lesson-11 Spread the Word...
  • Ephesians 5:21-6:9 Toolbox for Sunday, November 13, 2016 Ephesians 5-21-6-9-lesson-10-toolbox Spread the Word...
  • Ephesians 5:3-20 Toolbox for Sunday, November 6, 2016 ephesians-5-3-20-lesson-9-toolbox Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, October 30, 2016 Printable Version of the Toolbox for Sunday, October 30, 2016 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, October 23, 2016 Printable Version of Toolbox for Sunday, October 23, 2016 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, October 16, 2016 Printable Version of Toolbox for Sunday, October 16, 2016 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, October 9, 2016 Printable Version of Toolbox for Sunday, October 9, 2016 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, October 1, 2016 Printable Version for Sunday, October 1, 2016 Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, September 25 Printable Version Spread the Word...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, June 12 Printable Version of Sunday, June 12 Toolbox Title and Topic  In his Sabbatical message June 5, our rector taught that, “Sabbath is the cornerstone of discipleship”; therefore, we encourage you, your life groups, and your families to join us as we take some “time in” with Jesus to “rest in God and receive His best” this summer. We ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, June 5 Printable Version of Sunday, June 5 Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship and Sabbath Scripture Luke 7:11-17 Hebrews 4:9-13 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up to God in Worship What words of the Psalms or other hymns has God used to encourage or challenge you this week? How does God’s work in your life through these words move you to thank and praise Him? Into Community      Proverbs 18:21 ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 29 Printable Version of Sunday, May 29 Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship Under the Power of the Holy Spirit Scripture Psalm 96 Galatians 1:1-12 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship How has the Holy Spirit guided you in the truth of Christ this week? What praise and thanks will you offer to God as a result? Into Community 1.     Think about a favorite song ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 22, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, May 22, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Discipleship Under the Power of the Holy Spirit Scripture Romans 5:1-5  (God’s love poured out through Holy Spirit) John 16:12-15 (Holy Spirit purveyor of Truth) Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What about the message, worship, or experience of Pentecost Sunday has caused you to praise God? Into Community 1.     Where do people ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 15, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, May 15, 2016 Printable Toolbox Scripture Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:25-35 Genesis 11:1-9 Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, 25-27 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship                                                                                                                                               How has God moved you to be a part of His restoring work through the Day of Healing Prayer and the message and blessing of last Sunday? Where have you seen God ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 8, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, May 8, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  THE CONFERENCE ON RESTORATION WEEKEND: Renewing the Foundations Releasing the Vision Transformation and Witness Scripture Leviticus 9:22-10:3 Amos 9:11 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What truth about God did you learn through the scripture passages and message last Sunday that has helped you worship Him? Into Community 1.  What do you think of ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, May 1, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, May 1, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Leadership? Transformation and Witness The resurrection teaches that the way up is the way down. Scripture 1. 1 Timothy 4:6-16 2. Luke 6:27-31 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up in Worship What restoring work has God done this week that causes you to praise, thank, and worship Him? Into Community As you ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 24, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, April 24, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore the World? Transformation and Witness Can you imagine a world where there is no more crying, no more tears, no more mourning, no more pain and most of all, no more death?  Think about that for a minute, no more death? ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 17, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, April 17, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore the Church as the Bride of Christ? Transformation and Witness Jesus loves us so much he didn’t just depart to heaven leaving us without hope.  He promises Simon Peter the beauty of a movement beyond the Resurrection. Scripture Ephesians 5:25-30 Matthew 16:13-18 Teaching Questions/Ideas Up ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 10, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, April 10, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Hurt and Pain? Transformation and Witness The betrayal of Jesus by Peter takes our breath away no matter how many times we’ve read it. This kind of betrayal is one of the worst forms of pain. Yet after the resurrection, ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, April 3, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, April 3, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Restoration: How does the Resurrection Restore Relationships? Transformation and Witness The Christian faith is less a doctrine and more a relationship. Yet why is it that our relationships can be turned upside down even with Christians? The Resurrection has an answer for that. Scripture 1. John 20:19-31   ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 27, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, March 27, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Title and Topic: The Resurrection Roles Shame, Pain Death and Grief Away, CELEBRATE! Transformation and Witness Did you know that CELEBRATION is a discipline? How can we be silent when Jesus destroys death in the Resurrection! TODAY WE HIT OUR FINAL SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE…CELEBRATION!!!!! The constant takeaway is ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 20, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, March 20, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: Disciples Live in Obedience Transformation and Witness Yes, Obedience/Submission is a discipline! Defined, obedience is the ability to lay down the terrible burden of always needing to get our own way. How through obedience to Jesus can we walk differently from a world that seems ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 13, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, March 13, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs the Disciplines of Confession Transformation and Witness Confession through the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and transformers for the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The Disciple will know the difference between private and ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, March 6, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, March 6, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Disciplines of Daily Study Transformation and Witness The Study of the Word of God through power of the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 28, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, February 28, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic  Lent:  The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Disciplines of Fasting Transformation and Witness Fasting through the power of the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, it transforms the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 21, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, February 21, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Lent:  The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs The Discipline of Prayer Transformation and Witness Prayer through the Holy Spirit serves as one of the great defeaters of temptation and just as it transforms Jesus, it transforms the Disciple. Today’s takeaways: The Disciple will know ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 14, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, February 14, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Lent 1: The Disciple Lives a Life of Temptation and Needs Disciplines Transformation and Witness Okay, from Advent, to Christmas, to Epiphany, we get spiritual whiplash as we turn to Lent. Lent is a pretty intense time of preparing ourselves in heart and mind for the ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, February 7, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, February 7, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Final Epiphany Sunday…Superbowl!  Mission as Super Celebration of Discipleship Transformation and Witness In many ways, the test of our discipleship comes down to a day like today, our faith promise Sunday. It’s the day we put our money where our mouth is, our resources where our ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 31, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, January 31, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 4:  Some of the Hardest Mission of All, Our Hometown! Transformation and Witness It’s been said it’s easiest to do mission work in foreign lands. Today we realize again the hardest mission work for a Disciple is the mission to one’s own family, friends and ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 24, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, January 24, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 3:  What the Disciple Needs for Mission Transformation and Witness As we continue in this greatest missionary season of them all, we come to what is required to take on the journey of mission. It’s quite amazing to see not only what Jesus asks his ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 17, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, January 17, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Epiphany 2: Disciples are Called to Go to Dark Places on Mission Transformation and Witness You have heard the adage that Christian believers rush in when everyone else is rushing out. Our readings bring home the fact that this describes the life of a Disciple. As ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 10, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, January 10, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic The Epiphany: The Holy Spirit as Fuel for Missions Transformation and Witness Okay, we’ve been through the 4 weeks of Advent to begin our year, then 2 Sundays celebrating Christmas, and now we move into a new season we call “The Epiphany.” This roughly 4 week ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, January 3, 2016 Click here for the Sunday, January 3, 2016 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 2: What God Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness Today we go right back to the beginning. So often we think of disciples through the lives of Saints, and certainly Jesus Himself. But today, what does God teach us about discipleship? We are told ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, December 27, 2015 Click here for the Sunday, December 27, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Christmas 1:  What Young Samuel and Young Jesus Teaches us about Discipleship Transformation and Witness As the season of Advent is 4 weeks long, the season of Christmas is 12 days. Through Advent we looked at discipleship through the lens of ‘3’ critical people in the ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, December 20, 2015 Click here for the Sunday, December 20, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Advent 4:   What Mary Teaches us About Discipleship  Transformation and Witness Last week, it was the discipleship through the call of Mary. Today, we look at how she lived through a great deal of uncertainty. Mary in that time began to sing what we now ...
  • Toolbox for Sunday, December 13, 2015 Click here for the Sunday, December 13, 2015 Printable Toolbox Title and Topic Advent 3:   What Mary Teaches us About Discipleship Today:  The Call of Mary Transformation and Witness As little as we knew about Joseph, we know so much more about the life and discipleship of Mary.  Mary balances motherhood with discipleship in a way that should ...