More than merely a sermon series, What's Next is the relevant question under consideration at this time in the history of our ministry in this place. In coordination with each week's sermon, we will be offering on-going opportunities to join the conversation and reflect upon your own place in the future history yet to be written for Our Savior.
Each week we will post a Taking It Home sheet that will provide a summary of the focus of the week. Additionally, we are producing a series of interview videos, inviting folks in our congregation and community to speak into What's Next.
These videos will not only be posted on this website, but will also be part of a Facebook social learning group that will allow interactive discussion on each week's focus. We hope you join in the conversation and really reflect deeply on not only where we have been as a ministry, but where God is calling us to go moving forward.
Note that some resources will begin to be made available the Monday following each Sunday in the series.
Once again, with the start of the new week, we return to prayer. We set aside Monday for prayer to help orient our week and seek to align what we say and do with the will of God. Our Lord is listening and eager to hear from us.
This week’s sermon, Pastor Kevin focused on what it means to Engage with Our Great God. Our God is indeed great and worthy of our praise. We know that when we engage with God, we are forever changed.
Spend some time today thanking God for all the times and ways that His presence in your life has impacted you and those around you.
Moving into Tuesday, we are reminded that God created us to be in community. We are formed by God into a community of faith in this place.
Knowing that we worship a great God, we know that the impact that God has on our lives extend from Him through us to those around us. Spend some time today reflecting on the ways in which God has, is, and may yet impact those in our community through your active living out of your faith and witness of the power of His love in your life.
Wednesday is a day that we turn our hearts and minds to diving in to God's Word that we might be a people of the book. We remember the words of Jesus from John 8, "if you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Let’s join one another for a night to dive into God’s Word together.
Pastor Kevin's weekly Bible study will now be offered both in-person and online.
Join us either in the courtyard or via Zoom online Wednesday night at 7 PM.
Our study is continuing through the book of Jeremiah, but don't be afraid to jump in mid-stream if you haven't been able to join us before or for a few weeks.
The link to join the study can be found here:
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discussion groups based on this week’s sermon theme, Take It Home sheet, and
interview videos. To access the Facebook group go to https://www.facebook.com/OurSaviorLutheranMinistriesLivermore/groups/
Our great God has blessed us in immeasurable ways. One of the great ways through which people are brought to faith in Christ Jesus, is through hearing the stories of the impact that Christ has had on the lives of His disciples as they follow and are engaged in Christ-like living with Him.
Today, take some time to reflect upon how God has engaged you in your life and how you might find ways to tell that story to others and encourage them to engage with God along with you.
God’s Word makes pretty clear that we were created to work and to rest. We need rest, and yet in a go-go-go society that can be pretty hard. Rest doesn’t just mean sitting on our couch and doing nothing while mindlessly watching television. Rest looks different for each of us, but rest involves investing in our relationships with God and our families. It is a time to recharge to get ready for the week ahead. We urge you to spend your Saturday as a day of sabbath rest.