This is a five-part series on our preaching plan for the next ministry year. These are longer posts, so read the bold highlights only for a quicker review of the content.
We’ll close the fall out with a series on joy. The working title is “Finding Joy and Satisfaction in Shifting Circumstances.”
This series focuses on how to find our deepest satisfaction and joy in God in all circumstances. Who’s not looking for joy? And who’s not susceptible to looking in all the wrong places or consistently missing the joy set before us? I pretty sure we all struggle with this one.
Our Advent series—“Holy Night”—will focus on the holiness of God as revealed in the birth narratives of the gospels. Sermons include “A Pining World,” “The Soul Finds Its Worth,” “Fall On Your Knees,” and “A Thrill of Hope.”
A series on the counter-cultural message of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount will kick off the new year in January.
After Easter, we’re planning a series on family and related issues. As of now, the four sermons in the series will look at the church as a family, marriage and the mystery of Christ, reclaiming sexuality, and parenting with the end in view. Russell Moore’s book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home will serve as a great jumping off point and recommended resource.
Following that series, later in the spring, we’ll spend about five weeks in the book of Jonah. Jonah is a book seeking to increase our passion for introducing people to God, and that’s my hope for that series…in my life and yours.
Then we’ll spend most of the summer in a series on on getting to know God better. We’ll take our cue from the subjects covered in Jen Wilkin’s None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (And Why That's a Good Thing).
I hope this helps build your anticipation for what’s coming. It’s going to be a great journey!