Behold - Fall Sermon Series
Behold - a New Sermon Series
On September 15, Vision Sunday, we launched the first section of the “Behold” series to help us gain traction in our discipleship as we pursue God’s vision for the church. A vision that unifies us for a common future focusing on three aspects of our connection with God.
1st Series – See September 15, 22, and 29
Vision is first and foremost seeing God and delighting in his presence. When we move forward in our faith in Christ, it’s important that we notice God’s presence in our midst. We are captivated by the presence of Christ that gives us a vision for our church. God shows up in unexpected ways and we need to pay attention. In order to have any chance of moving forward with God’s vision for the Village Church, we need to make sure we pay attention to the very Presence of God.
Focusing Question: Do you see God?
2nd Series – Hear October 6, 13, 20, 27, and November 3
When we are confronted by the living God, we find ourselves humbled and in awe. Instead of our vision for the future, we hear God’s voice and listen for his Vision. We need to pay attention to what God is saying to each of us. During these five weeks, we are going to pay attention to some powerful encounters and conversations between God and different people in the Bible. Moses, Jeremiah, Isaiah and Paul are some examples. We are even going to pay attention to a very unusual and interesting encounter between God and a Valley of Dry Bones.
Focusing Question: Do you hear God?
3rd Series – Join November 10, 17, and 24
Vision is ultimately about joining God’s mission in the world. We see God and we listen to God, but what about joining God in the world? Each of us is invited to join in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. We are trusted with the Gospel and moved toward the future. What your ministry will look like is different for everyone, but each of us needs to See, Hear, and Join in the missional life of Jesus Christ.
Focusing Question: Will you join God?
As we Behold the work of the Holy Spirit throughout the Bible and ultimately the world, we are challenged and inspired to step forward in faith. I look forward to spending time with you this fall paying attention to what God is up to in the Scriptures and our lives. When we do this with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, we are well on the way to living a missional life in Christ in Northbrook and beyond.