Weekly Reading :: 12.1.13

On November 30, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMark 4
MondayJohn 14
TuesdayJohn 15
WednesdayJohn 16
ThursdayJohn 17
FridayPhilippians 4
SaturdayRomans 5

Memorize/Reflect:  “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” (Psalm 134:2)

Prayer Direction:  Take a walk outside (if you are able) and touch at least ten things you normally walk past. It could be a dog you pet, a leaf you pick up and look at, a piece of trash you throw away. On your walk, thank God for the beauty of His creation.

“Live It!” Challenge – Hug, Handshake, or High Five: Use these three “H’s” to remind you to connect with people through the day. Set a goal to make physical contact with at least five people in your day with one of these “H’s.” After the hug, handshake, or high five, say a quiet prayer in your heart for God’s blessing on each person.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. What are outward signs that a person is truly living a thankful life? What are a few outward signs that a person needs an infusion of fresh thankfulness?
    2. Read: John 13:3-17. How did the hands of Jesus model grace, service, and thankfulness in this passage and in other places in the Bible?
    3. What are some practical and specific ways we can use our hands to bless others in the course of a normal day?
    4. What is one way you feel God wants you to serve with greater commitment and humility and how can your group members pray for you as you seek to become more like Jesus in the way you serve?
    5. Read: Matthew 4:18-22. What do you think went through the minds of these men when Jesus called them to follow Him? How did their lives change?
    6. What are some of the things these four men would have missed or never seen had they not set their feet in a new direction and followed Jesus?
    7. What is one great thing you would have missed had you not decided to walk with Jesus and become His follower?
    8. Tell about one significant way your life has changed since you set your feet to follow Jesus.

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMark 4
MondayJohn 14
TuesdayJohn 15
WednesdayJohn 16
ThursdayJohn 17
FridayPhilippians 4
SaturdayRomans 5

Memorize/Reflect:  “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” (Psalm 134:2)

Prayer Direction:  Take a walk outside (if you are able) and touch at least ten things you normally walk past. It could be a dog you pet, a leaf you pick up and look at, a piece of trash you throw away. On your walk, thank God for the beauty of His creation.

“Live It!” Challenge – Hug, Handshake, or High Five: Use these three “H’s” to remind you to connect with people through the day. Set a goal to make physical contact with at least five people in your day with one of these “H’s.” After the hug, handshake, or high five, say a quiet prayer in your heart for God’s blessing on each person.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. What are outward signs that a person is truly living a thankful life? What are a few outward signs that a person needs an infusion of fresh thankfulness?
    2. Read: John 13:3-17. How did the hands of Jesus model grace, service, and thankfulness in this passage and in other places in the Bible?
    3. What are some practical and specific ways we can use our hands to bless others in the course of a normal day?
    4. What is one way you feel God wants you to serve with greater commitment and humility and how can your group members pray for you as you seek to become more like Jesus in the way you serve?
    5. Read: Matthew 4:18-22. What do you think went through the minds of these men when Jesus called them to follow Him? How did their lives change?
    6. What are some of the things these four men would have missed or never seen had they not set their feet in a new direction and followed Jesus?
    7. What is one great thing you would have missed had you not decided to walk with Jesus and become His follower?
    8. Tell about one significant way your life has changed since you set your feet to follow Jesus.

Gifts Worth Keeping

On November 29, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Sermon Resources, by Shoreline

Gifts-Email Blast

Gifts Worth Keeping
Let’s just be very, very honest.  We all receive Christmas gifts that are not worth keeping.  The list is long: Bad ties, fruitcake, most things marked “As Seen on T.V.” almost any Christmas sweater ever made, a bass mounted on a plaque that sings,  and the list goes on!  This Christmas we will look at six gifts that Jesus offers that are worth keeping. These gifts will never break, run out of batteries, go out of style, or stop fitting us.  Join us for the Christmas season at Shoreline Community Church as we discover Gifts Worth Keeping  and we celebrate Jesus, the giver of every good gift.

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)

Christmas Eve Services 2013
2pm / 4pm / 11p
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

Gifts-Email Blast

Gifts Worth Keeping
Let’s just be very, very honest.  We all receive Christmas gifts that are not worth keeping.  The list is long: Bad ties, fruitcake, most things marked “As Seen on T.V.” almost any Christmas sweater ever made, a bass mounted on a plaque that sings,  and the list goes on!  This Christmas we will look at six gifts that Jesus offers that are worth keeping. These gifts will never break, run out of batteries, go out of style, or stop fitting us.  Join us for the Christmas season at Shoreline Community Church as we discover Gifts Worth Keeping  and we celebrate Jesus, the giver of every good gift.

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)

Christmas Eve Services 2013
2pm / 4pm / 11p
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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

Shoreline Christmas Concert | December 15

On November 29, 2013, in Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

Christmas Concert-Email Blast
Join us on Sunday, December 15th at 4pm or 7pm for the Annual Shoreline Christmas Concert!  This community event will be a time of enjoying great Christmas music performed by Shoreline musicians in a variety of musical styles.  This is a free event, but tickets are required.  Invite your friends and neighbors to this evening of celebrating the Christmas season through music.  For more info email music@shorelinechurch.org.


Christmas Concert-Email Blast
Join us on Sunday, December 15th at 4pm or 7pm for the Annual Shoreline Christmas Concert!  This community event will be a time of enjoying great Christmas music performed by Shoreline musicians in a variety of musical styles.  This is a free event, but tickets are required.  Invite your friends and neighbors to this evening of celebrating the Christmas season through music.  For more info email music@shorelinechurch.org.


Weekly Reading :: 11.24.13

On November 23, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMatthew 26 (The gift of communion)
MondayMatthew 27 (The gift of Jesus’ life)
TuesdayMatthew 28 (The gift of Jesus’ resurrection)
WednesdayPsalm 9 & Psalm 35 (Thankful in hard times)
ThursdayPsalm 106 (Thankful through history)
FridayPsalm 107 (Thankfulness and deliverance)
SaturdayPsalm 136

Memorize/Reflect:  “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:5)

Prayer Direction:  Praise God for who He is. Thank Him for what He has done in your life. Rejoice in the promises He has made in His Word, the Bible.

“Live It!” Challenge – 25 Blessings: Make a list of twenty-five blessings, gifts, and good things God has given to you or done for you. Take time to thank Him for each of these.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a moment you realized that God has really blessed your life and you have a lot to be thankful for.
    2. What are some of the consequences when we live a life without thankfulness? How can this impact our family relationships and friendships? How can this effect our relationship with God?
    3. Read: 2 Chronicles 20:12-22. How was thankfulness connected to the victory the people experienced?
    4. How does a thankful spirit and heart lead to victory in our lives today? How can thanklessness lead to defeat?
    5. What helps you notice God’s good gifts and grow more thankful through the flow of a day? What gets in the way of you noticing all the good gifts around you?
    6. Read: Matthew 14:15-21. Jesus gave thanks as He prepared to feed the people this miraculous meal. How was Jesus honoring the Father and teaching the people by this act of thankfulness?
    7. Make a list of ten things you are deeply thankful for in your life right now. Share three or four of these with your growth group. Then, take time as a group to lift up prayers of thanks to God.

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMatthew 26 (The gift of communion)
MondayMatthew 27 (The gift of Jesus’ life)
TuesdayMatthew 28 (The gift of Jesus’ resurrection)
WednesdayPsalm 9 & Psalm 35 (Thankful in hard times)
ThursdayPsalm 106 (Thankful through history)
FridayPsalm 107 (Thankfulness and deliverance)
SaturdayPsalm 136

Memorize/Reflect:  “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:5)

Prayer Direction:  Praise God for who He is. Thank Him for what He has done in your life. Rejoice in the promises He has made in His Word, the Bible.

“Live It!” Challenge – 25 Blessings: Make a list of twenty-five blessings, gifts, and good things God has given to you or done for you. Take time to thank Him for each of these.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Tell about a moment you realized that God has really blessed your life and you have a lot to be thankful for.
    2. What are some of the consequences when we live a life without thankfulness? How can this impact our family relationships and friendships? How can this effect our relationship with God?
    3. Read: 2 Chronicles 20:12-22. How was thankfulness connected to the victory the people experienced?
    4. How does a thankful spirit and heart lead to victory in our lives today? How can thanklessness lead to defeat?
    5. What helps you notice God’s good gifts and grow more thankful through the flow of a day? What gets in the way of you noticing all the good gifts around you?
    6. Read: Matthew 14:15-21. Jesus gave thanks as He prepared to feed the people this miraculous meal. How was Jesus honoring the Father and teaching the people by this act of thankfulness?
    7. Make a list of ten things you are deeply thankful for in your life right now. Share three or four of these with your growth group. Then, take time as a group to lift up prayers of thanks to God.

Weekly Reading :: 10.13.13

On October 12, 2013, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 1-2
MondayHebrews 3-4
TuesdayHebrews 5-6
WednesdayHebrews 7-8
ThursdayHebrews 9-10
FridayHebrews 11-12
SaturdayHebrews 13

Memorize/Reflect:  “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”(Hebrews 10:24)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to grow the roots of your faith deeper and deeper with each passing day. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you boldness to follow Jesus and hold on to Him no matter what you face.

“Live It!” Challenge – Pick a Hero: Identify one of the great people of faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11 that you identify with. Spend time reading their story from the Old Testament. You can do a name search in “Bible Gateway” which is a free online Bible program. Then, write down two or three lessons you learn from their life. Take time in the coming week seeking to live out one of their life-lessons or a way they have inspired you to follow God and walk in faith.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Take a moment and skim the names of the people of faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11. Tell your group members about how the life of faith lived by one of these people has inspired and encouraged you to walk by faith.
    2. Read: Hebrews 10:11-13. What feelings and impressions hit you as you read about the old sacrificial system and the repetitive nature of the offerings sacrificed by the priests?
    3. What does this passage teach you about the person and sacrifice of Jesus? What implications does the sacrifice of Jesus have for those who embrace Him by faith? In light of this passage, what would you say to a person who is just sure that God could never love them and that their sin is beyond forgiveness?
    4. Read: Hebrews 10:19-25. If a person has received the grace and forgiveness of Jesus, how should they draw near to God? What attitudes and actions should mark their life of faith and worship?
    5. What does it mean to “spur one another on to love and good deeds”? What good deeds do we need to work harder to challenge each other to exhibit in our lives?
    6. We are warned, “Do not give up meeting together.” This call to Christian worship and fellowship is very important. What are some of the excuses or reasons Christians come up with for not being in regular worship, Growth Groups, service opportunities, and other Christian gatherings? What is the danger of falling out of fellowship with other believers?
    7. As you look at all of the great people of faith in Hebrews 11, what kind of lives and actions reveal that a person is really walking in faith? What are signs that a person is not walking in faith?
    8. What is one step of faith God has been calling you to take but you have been avoiding? What action should you take and how can your Growth Group members help you, encourage you, and pray for you as you seek to grow in faith?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayHebrews 1-2
MondayHebrews 3-4
TuesdayHebrews 5-6
WednesdayHebrews 7-8
ThursdayHebrews 9-10
FridayHebrews 11-12
SaturdayHebrews 13

Memorize/Reflect:  “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”(Hebrews 10:24)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to grow the roots of your faith deeper and deeper with each passing day. Pray for the Holy Spirit to give you boldness to follow Jesus and hold on to Him no matter what you face.

“Live It!” Challenge – Pick a Hero: Identify one of the great people of faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11 that you identify with. Spend time reading their story from the Old Testament. You can do a name search in “Bible Gateway” which is a free online Bible program. Then, write down two or three lessons you learn from their life. Take time in the coming week seeking to live out one of their life-lessons or a way they have inspired you to follow God and walk in faith.

Growth Group Discussion: 

    1. Take a moment and skim the names of the people of faith listed in Hebrews chapter 11. Tell your group members about how the life of faith lived by one of these people has inspired and encouraged you to walk by faith.
    2. Read: Hebrews 10:11-13. What feelings and impressions hit you as you read about the old sacrificial system and the repetitive nature of the offerings sacrificed by the priests?
    3. What does this passage teach you about the person and sacrifice of Jesus? What implications does the sacrifice of Jesus have for those who embrace Him by faith? In light of this passage, what would you say to a person who is just sure that God could never love them and that their sin is beyond forgiveness?
    4. Read: Hebrews 10:19-25. If a person has received the grace and forgiveness of Jesus, how should they draw near to God? What attitudes and actions should mark their life of faith and worship?
    5. What does it mean to “spur one another on to love and good deeds”? What good deeds do we need to work harder to challenge each other to exhibit in our lives?
    6. We are warned, “Do not give up meeting together.” This call to Christian worship and fellowship is very important. What are some of the excuses or reasons Christians come up with for not being in regular worship, Growth Groups, service opportunities, and other Christian gatherings? What is the danger of falling out of fellowship with other believers?
    7. As you look at all of the great people of faith in Hebrews 11, what kind of lives and actions reveal that a person is really walking in faith? What are signs that a person is not walking in faith?
    8. What is one step of faith God has been calling you to take but you have been avoiding? What action should you take and how can your Growth Group members help you, encourage you, and pray for you as you seek to grow in faith?
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