Missional Opportunity

Our North Harbor Partner, Jenn Hallowell is an outpatient therapist at Gardiner Regional Middle School. With only $300 each year to spend on supplies, she uses her personal funds to make available things like markers, glitter, candy, art supplies, batteries for the air hockey table, games, materials to make therapeutic tools, etc. 


We can help her out in her Kingdom Work of bringing healing to these youth by providing donations of: glitter, glue, glitter glue, washi tape, old magazines for collages [even partially used is welcome!], metal or wooden brain teasers, thinking putty, snacks [or funds for purchasing snacks - as many of her clients have no other access to food throughout the day]. 


You can bring your donations in on Sunday mornings, label it for "Missionary Jenn," and personally deliver to Jenn - ask her about her work while you're at it - it's challenges and joys and where she sees God showing up in her labor!  Or deliver to Zoe Reyes. [you can contact me: zoefaithreyes@gmail.com with any questions]

Sermon Prep for January 11: Part 2: Thy Kingdom Come – Leviticus, Exodus, Beatitudes, Today the Day of Salvation

Getting to know you: What is something you have pursued in your life? A goal, a person, an object . . . something you’ve been willing to focus for, sacrifice for, been determined to secure for yourself? How long did you pursue it? Did you attain it? What was that like? Did anything change in your thinking/feelings/behavior in the process of that pursuit?

 Getting to know the Bible:

1)    Off the top of your head, how would you define or describe what is the Kingdom of God is or is like?

2)    What would the Jews have thought the Kingdom of God was about at the time of Jesus’ birth?

a.     Read Exodus 19:3-6

3)    What did Jesus say the Kingdom of God was like/about?

a.     Read Luke 4:14-30

b.     Read Mark’s version of the above story in Mark 1:14-15 [note both accounts immediately follow the temptation in the desert and are followed by Jesus’ cleansing of the man with the unclean spirit]

c.     Read Matthew 5:3-12

4)    What does Jesus’ take on the Old Testament show us about what God has always had in mind with regards to the poor and the Kingdom of God? Read at least two of the following:

a.     Deuteronomy 14:22-29;

b.     Deuteronomy 15:1-18;

c.     Leviticus 19:1-10;

d.     Leviticus 25:1-28;

e.     Leviticus 19:11-19 (do not favor poor or wealthy)

 How do I apply myself to this message?

What does the reality of the Kingdom of God and its nature do to instruct how we can a) think about God’s plan for the world around us b) feel towards God, and feel towards people around us and c) live our lives accordingly?