I visited a friend’s church with her recently for a Saturday evening service. I enjoyed the music and the liturgy was beautiful and refreshing. In their bulletin they published the references for the service’s scripture readings, a centralizing theme and three questions to ponder during the week.
I found this framework very helpful for connecting the lyrics of the chosen songs, the scriptures that were read aloud and the sermon.
Theme: We are called to carry our crosses.
Scriptures: Isaiah 50:5-9, James 2:14-18, Mark 8:27-35
What does it mean for you to follow in Jesus’ footsteps?
Who do you say Jesus is?
What is the cross that you carry today? How do you follow Jesus in the workplace and at home?