Weekly Reading :: 9.29.13

On September 28, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 7
MondayHebrews 8
TuesdayHebrews 9
WednesdayHebrews 7
ThursdayHebrews 8
FridayHebrews 9
SaturdayHebrews 10

Memorize/Reflect:  “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.”(Hebrews 4:14)

Prayer Direction:  Ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill you in the hard and challenging times so that you can walk with Jesus through the storms and fires you will face in this world.

“Live It!” Challenge – Become a Support Network: Make a list five Christians you know who are going through a difficult season of life. Pray for them every day this week and at the end of the week, check in with each one and let them know you are standing with them in prayer. If there is a tangible act of support you can offer to one of them, do it!

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a time you faced deep struggle, pain, or loss. How did this season of life impact your faith and trust on God. (Please be honest and share if there was a time when your faith wavered and you questioned God’s presence, strength, or goodness.
    2. Read: Hebrews 4:14-16. In the time the book of Hebrews was written Christians were being brutally persecuted for their faith. What does it mean to “hold firmly to the faith we profess” in the hard times of life?
    3. How has Jesus been tempted and how has he suffered? Why should this inspire and strengthen us in the hard times of life?
    4. What does it mean to “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”? What does this look like in your walk of faith?
    5. Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3. Many of the Christians who first received the message of Hebrews might have been insulted or offended by these words. The writer is saying, “Many of you are immature and still babies in the faith. It is time to grow up!” What are some of the signs that a person’s faith is still in the infant stages and not very mature?
    6. What are some signs and indicators that a person’s faith is growing more mature and stronger?
    7. What are some steps we can take to grow deeper and more mature in faith? How can these very steps help us hold strongly to Jesus in the hard time of life?
    8. What is one step of spiritual maturity you need to take and what specific action will you take in the coming weeks?
    9. What is one struggle, pain, or area of hurt you are facing in your life right now and how can your growth group members support you and help you through this time?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 7
MondayHebrews 8
TuesdayHebrews 9
WednesdayHebrews 7
ThursdayHebrews 8
FridayHebrews 9
SaturdayHebrews 10

Memorize/Reflect:  “Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.”(Hebrews 4:14)

Prayer Direction:  Ask for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill you in the hard and challenging times so that you can walk with Jesus through the storms and fires you will face in this world.

“Live It!” Challenge – Become a Support Network: Make a list five Christians you know who are going through a difficult season of life. Pray for them every day this week and at the end of the week, check in with each one and let them know you are standing with them in prayer. If there is a tangible act of support you can offer to one of them, do it!

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a time you faced deep struggle, pain, or loss. How did this season of life impact your faith and trust on God. (Please be honest and share if there was a time when your faith wavered and you questioned God’s presence, strength, or goodness.
    2. Read: Hebrews 4:14-16. In the time the book of Hebrews was written Christians were being brutally persecuted for their faith. What does it mean to “hold firmly to the faith we profess” in the hard times of life?
    3. How has Jesus been tempted and how has he suffered? Why should this inspire and strengthen us in the hard times of life?
    4. What does it mean to “approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”? What does this look like in your walk of faith?
    5. Read: Hebrews 5:11-6:3. Many of the Christians who first received the message of Hebrews might have been insulted or offended by these words. The writer is saying, “Many of you are immature and still babies in the faith. It is time to grow up!” What are some of the signs that a person’s faith is still in the infant stages and not very mature?
    6. What are some signs and indicators that a person’s faith is growing more mature and stronger?
    7. What are some steps we can take to grow deeper and more mature in faith? How can these very steps help us hold strongly to Jesus in the hard time of life?
    8. What is one step of spiritual maturity you need to take and what specific action will you take in the coming weeks?
    9. What is one struggle, pain, or area of hurt you are facing in your life right now and how can your growth group members support you and help you through this time?

Faith Worth Holding On To: A Study of Hebrews

On September 23, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Growth Groups, by Shoreline

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During this five-week series we will discover that Jesus is better, superior, and greater than all that came before Him…and everything that came after Him. We will dig into the amazing Book of Hebrews found in the New Testament.  Join us as we celebrate the power and glory of Jesus, the Savior of all who receive His amazing grace!

Growth Group Discussion Questions:

Faith Week 1

Faith Week 2

Faith Week 3

Faith Week 4

Faith Week 5

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During this five-week series we will discover that Jesus is better, superior, and greater than all that came before Him…and everything that came after Him. We will dig into the amazing Book of Hebrews found in the New Testament.  Join us as we celebrate the power and glory of Jesus, the Savior of all who receive His amazing grace!

Growth Group Discussion Questions:

Faith Week 1

Faith Week 2

Faith Week 3

Faith Week 4

Faith Week 5

Weekly Reading :: 9.22.13

On September 21, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 1
MondayHebrews 2
TuesdayHebrews 3
WednesdayHebrews 4
ThursdayHebrews 5
FridayHebrews 6
SaturdayHebrews 7

Memorize/Reflect:  “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”(Hebrews 1:3)

Prayer Direction:  Thank Jesus for being better than anything and everything else in the universe. Then, ask Him to help you experience His glory and beauty in new ways so that you can celebrate His goodness with greater joy and passion.

“Live It!” Challenge – The “Better Than” Experience: Make a list of ten things you really enjoy in life. This can be people, experiences, culinary delights, a hobby…anything. Then write after each item on your list… “JESUS IS BETTER” and reflect on how and why Jesus is better than everything.them to join you and others for a meal, or helping them accomplish their work or school goal.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a time you really felt close to Jesus and experienced His goodness, beauty, and grace in a powerful way.
    2. Read: Hebrews 1:1-3. What do you learn about who Jesus is and what He has done and how does this truth shape the way you worship and follow Jesus?
    3. Read: Hebrews 1:4-8. In this passage, Jesus is seen as “Better than angels.” How is Jesus superior to the angels and how should this impact the way we worship Jesus?
    4. Read: Hebrews 3:1-6. In this passage, Jesus is seen as “Better than Moses.” Remember, Moses is the one who gave the Law, led the people out of Egypt, and was seen as one of the greatest leaders in all the history of Israel. How would a devout Jew in Jesus’ day (who did not see Jesus as the Messiah) respond to someone writing that Jesus was “better” than Moses? How would a follower of Jesus, in the first century, still honor Moses, but truly worship and surrender to Jesus?
    5. Read: Hebrews 3:12-15. The writer of Hebrews points out that back in Moses’ day some people turned their heart from God. When the Book of Hebrews was written, many Christians were leaving their faith (to avoid persecution) and going back to their Jewish faith. What are some of the things today that can drive a person to consider walking away from the Christian faith? Why is it so dangerous to walk away from Jesus during these kind of times?
    6. Hebrews calls us to encourage each other daily. How can we encourage each other to grow in faith and walk closely with Jesus?
    7. How can we encourage each other to stand strong in the hard times of life?
    8. How can your growth group members help each other in those times when faith is stretched and we need the support to stand strong?
    9. What specific prayer support do you need in your life right now and how can your group members come alongside of you during this time?

View the Weekly Bulletin Online

Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 1
MondayHebrews 2
TuesdayHebrews 3
WednesdayHebrews 4
ThursdayHebrews 5
FridayHebrews 6
SaturdayHebrews 7

Memorize/Reflect:  “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.”(Hebrews 1:3)

Prayer Direction:  Thank Jesus for being better than anything and everything else in the universe. Then, ask Him to help you experience His glory and beauty in new ways so that you can celebrate His goodness with greater joy and passion.

“Live It!” Challenge – The “Better Than” Experience: Make a list of ten things you really enjoy in life. This can be people, experiences, culinary delights, a hobby…anything. Then write after each item on your list… “JESUS IS BETTER” and reflect on how and why Jesus is better than everything.them to join you and others for a meal, or helping them accomplish their work or school goal.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a time you really felt close to Jesus and experienced His goodness, beauty, and grace in a powerful way.
    2. Read: Hebrews 1:1-3. What do you learn about who Jesus is and what He has done and how does this truth shape the way you worship and follow Jesus?
    3. Read: Hebrews 1:4-8. In this passage, Jesus is seen as “Better than angels.” How is Jesus superior to the angels and how should this impact the way we worship Jesus?
    4. Read: Hebrews 3:1-6. In this passage, Jesus is seen as “Better than Moses.” Remember, Moses is the one who gave the Law, led the people out of Egypt, and was seen as one of the greatest leaders in all the history of Israel. How would a devout Jew in Jesus’ day (who did not see Jesus as the Messiah) respond to someone writing that Jesus was “better” than Moses? How would a follower of Jesus, in the first century, still honor Moses, but truly worship and surrender to Jesus?
    5. Read: Hebrews 3:12-15. The writer of Hebrews points out that back in Moses’ day some people turned their heart from God. When the Book of Hebrews was written, many Christians were leaving their faith (to avoid persecution) and going back to their Jewish faith. What are some of the things today that can drive a person to consider walking away from the Christian faith? Why is it so dangerous to walk away from Jesus during these kind of times?
    6. Hebrews calls us to encourage each other daily. How can we encourage each other to grow in faith and walk closely with Jesus?
    7. How can we encourage each other to stand strong in the hard times of life?
    8. How can your growth group members help each other in those times when faith is stretched and we need the support to stand strong?
    9. What specific prayer support do you need in your life right now and how can your group members come alongside of you during this time?

Faith Worth Holding On To: A Study of Hebrews

On September 16, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Sermon Resources, by Shoreline

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Faith Worth Holding On To: A Study of Hebrews | 5-weeks beginning September 22

Over this five-week series we will discover that Jesus is better, superior, and greater than all that came before Him…and everything that came after Him. We will dig into the amazing Book of Hebrews found in the New Testament.  Join us as we celebrate the power and glory of Jesus, the Savior of all who receive His amazing grace!

Services times are: Sunday Morning - 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. AND Monday Night - 6:30 p.m.

(Sign Language interpretation at 11:30 a.m. service)

Our mission is to help as many people as possible become totally committed to Jesus Christ!

 

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Faith Worth Holding On To: A Study of Hebrews | 5-weeks beginning September 22

Over this five-week series we will discover that Jesus is better, superior, and greater than all that came before Him…and everything that came after Him. We will dig into the amazing Book of Hebrews found in the New Testament.  Join us as we celebrate the power and glory of Jesus, the Savior of all who receive His amazing grace!

Services times are: Sunday Morning - 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. AND Monday Night - 6:30 p.m.

(Sign Language interpretation at 11:30 a.m. service)

Our mission is to help as many people as possible become totally committed to Jesus Christ!

 

Community Outreach News 07.07.11

On July 7, 2011, in Community Outreach, by CommunityOutreach

Be the beacon of God’s light and shine it on everyone!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

  • Annual Backpack and School Supplies Assembly, Saturday, July 9th
    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Help Pastor Andrew Manies stuff the backpacks with all the donated supplies. We will meet in the Fellowship Center at Shoreline. Come join us and be a part of finalizing this great service project!

FOOD DONATIONS
“Thank You”
to those of you that have so generously donated to the Food Pantry, you have helped feed many families in need! If you can donate, our needs are: dried beans and rice, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned chicken, beef stew, canned tuna, pasta and pasta sauce.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH:

  • Pasta with the Pastors (Monterey), Saturday, July 23rd 5-7 p.m.
    The 19th Annual Benefit for I-Help will be held at San Carlos Cathedral Hall, 500 Church St. This is an all you can eat event with silent auction. Our local clergy will serve the meals. Tickets are on sale at the Community Outreach Booth, $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10 yrs.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT MONTH:

  • Global Leadership Summit, Thursday, August 11th – Friday, August 12th
    Check the Website for info on this incredible event. General prices you will see on the Summit website are higher than Shoreline’s special rate of $129. Ask about registering for special (even lower) military and student/teacher rates.
  • Pasta with the Pastors (Salinas), Saturday, August 27th 5-7 p.m.
    The 19th Annual Benefit for I-Help will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 Alvin Dr. This is an all you can eat event with silent auction. Our local clergy will serve the meals. Tickets are on sale at the Community Outreach Booth, $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10 yrs.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

  • Monterey Pines Visit, Saturday, July 2nd, 9:45-11:30 a.m.
    We are grateful to all of you that visited with the residents on Saturday. When we fellowship with them we touch their hearts with God, what a lovely thing to do for them!

Organic Outreach Conference – Thursday, November 10th – Saturday, November 12th
Please go to the Shoreline Website to find out about this amazing event that will be held here at our church. Register now for the best prices! Early bird special ends July 31st.

Pick up your July 2011 calendar at the Community Outreach Booth to find out all that’s happening this month.

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the above listed events, or any other Community Outreach activities, please stop by the Booth this Sunday, shoot us an email, or call us at the church. Thank you for your service to the Lord in coming alongside us and taking part in the Community Outreach Ministry!

In His Name
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell

Debra Federico
Community Outreach Director
dfederico@shorelinechurch.org
831.655.0100 x312

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased”
Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

Be the beacon of God’s light and shine it on everyone!

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND:

  • Annual Backpack and School Supplies Assembly, Saturday, July 9th
    9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Help Pastor Andrew Manies stuff the backpacks with all the donated supplies. We will meet in the Fellowship Center at Shoreline. Come join us and be a part of finalizing this great service project!

FOOD DONATIONS
“Thank You”
to those of you that have so generously donated to the Food Pantry, you have helped feed many families in need! If you can donate, our needs are: dried beans and rice, peanut butter, soup, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned chicken, beef stew, canned tuna, pasta and pasta sauce.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS MONTH:

  • Pasta with the Pastors (Monterey), Saturday, July 23rd 5-7 p.m.
    The 19th Annual Benefit for I-Help will be held at San Carlos Cathedral Hall, 500 Church St. This is an all you can eat event with silent auction. Our local clergy will serve the meals. Tickets are on sale at the Community Outreach Booth, $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10 yrs.

WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT MONTH:

  • Global Leadership Summit, Thursday, August 11th – Friday, August 12th
    Check the Website for info on this incredible event. General prices you will see on the Summit website are higher than Shoreline’s special rate of $129. Ask about registering for special (even lower) military and student/teacher rates.
  • Pasta with the Pastors (Salinas), Saturday, August 27th 5-7 p.m.
    The 19th Annual Benefit for I-Help will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 315 Alvin Dr. This is an all you can eat event with silent auction. Our local clergy will serve the meals. Tickets are on sale at the Community Outreach Booth, $12 for adults and $5 for children under 10 yrs.

WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO:

  • Monterey Pines Visit, Saturday, July 2nd, 9:45-11:30 a.m.
    We are grateful to all of you that visited with the residents on Saturday. When we fellowship with them we touch their hearts with God, what a lovely thing to do for them!

Organic Outreach Conference – Thursday, November 10th – Saturday, November 12th
Please go to the Shoreline Website to find out about this amazing event that will be held here at our church. Register now for the best prices! Early bird special ends July 31st.

Pick up your July 2011 calendar at the Community Outreach Booth to find out all that’s happening this month.

If you have any questions or would like more information about any of the above listed events, or any other Community Outreach activities, please stop by the Booth this Sunday, shoot us an email, or call us at the church. Thank you for your service to the Lord in coming alongside us and taking part in the Community Outreach Ministry!

In His Name
Debra Federico and Sharon Burwell

Debra Federico
Community Outreach Director
dfederico@shorelinechurch.org
831.655.0100 x312

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased”
Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

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