Sunday, December 27, 2015

Notes and Discussion Questions - Married For Life

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Married For Life" by Josh Siebert

Married For Life

Listen to "Married For Life" by Josh Siebert, Sunday, 12-27-15

One thing many of us want more than any present that can fit under a Christmas tree is to have our marriage last our whole lifetime.
God wants that too, but in our day it is quite rare. So this Sunday at White Pine we are going to interview a couple that has made it to 50 YEARS of marriage! They don't view themselves as experts, but they want to encourage younger couples and to share some of the keys to a healthy marriage that they have learned along their way.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Notes and Discussion Questions - The Wounded Healer

Notes and Discussion Questions, "The Wounded Healer" by Greg Sidders

The Wounded Healer

Listen to "The Wounded Healer" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-20-15

If you could have anything you wanted for Christmas, what would be it be?

I'll bet it's nothing you have ever put on a wish list. It's too big for that-so big that it's at the top of your prayer list. You'd give up every other gift in a heartbeat if only God would grant you your heart's desire, which is (I'm playing the odds now) either someone's salvation or some kind of healing.

The question we are going to find an answer to this Sunday is whether we should expect God to answer those prayers for healing that we pray when we or someone we love is suffering. I know it doesn't sound like an appropriate topic for the Sunday before Christmas, but one of the reasons Jesus was born was to "take up our infirmities". Could that mean that you might just get what you want most for Christmas this year? I'm praying for exactly that.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Notes and Discussion Questions - Nothing But the Blood

Notes and Discussion Questions, "Nothing But The Blood" by Greg Sidders

Nothing But The Blood

Listen to "Nothing But The Blood" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-13-15

If you can't stand the sight of blood, thank God you weren't born before Christ.

Pre-Jesus religion was soaked with the blood of innocent animals, sacrificed unceasingly to avoid the terrifying wrath of God. Now the closest thing to blood in worship is in the communion cup, from which we drink not in fear, but in gratitude.

Why no more blood? Why no more fear?

Believe it or not, that baby in the manger was the one who changed everything.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Notes and Discussion Questions - God With Us

Notes and Discussion Questions, "God With Us" by Greg Sidders

God With Us

Listen to "God With Us" by Greg Sidders, Sunday, 12-06-15

"Incarnation" is the word that theologians use for it. But I prefer the way someone else described the miracle of Christmas: "God in a bod".

This Sunday at White Pine we reflect on some of the most significant practical implications of the truth that Jesus was God wrapped in flesh.