SERIES GUIDES

THE NEW NORMAL...

Welcome to the New Normal Series Guide. We have all heard the phrase “the New Normal” as it relates to our current and future Covid-related lives. None of us are too excited about what the future holds and how things are changing, but we are learning to lean into whatever the new normal will be. While we don’t know exactly how things will look, we do know that we can never go back to the same life we were leading before. Whether masks are here to stay, social distancing will become the new rule of our social lives, or perhaps working from home will be the norm rather than the exception, things will be different.

But for those of us who call ourselves followers of Christ, we know that there has been a “New Normal” for us for the last two millennia. Jesus came and ushered in a different kind of life, a different kind of worldview, and a different kind of compassion. His Gospel was the good news of love, the salvation for all humankind, and the desire for a new kind of community, one that accepted all, including those who had been marginalized from the greater society. This message still rings true and is still as powerful today as it was in the first century
- Pastor Timothy Gillespie
We will be releasing this series by parts. We have created a Series Guide that has devotionals for every day of this series. Download the guide, feel free to print it out or use it digitally. There are areas where you can write your thoughts and answers to questions. Thank you for being a part of this journey, we look forward to learning together.

RELEASE DATES:
The New Normal: Part 1 (9/10) starts on September 13, 2020: Weeks 1-4
The New Normal: Part 2 (10/09) starts on October 11, 2020: Weeks 5-6 

FAITH BY DESIGN
We decided to change our series after our Easter “Awakening Series”. We were going to do a series on the book of Joshua, which we will come back to eventually. However, we felt that doing something that would give us an incredible dose of hope in troubling times would be more appropriate. We have decided on 1 & 2 Thessalonians in order to see what the Apostle Paul has to say about living in troubled times, and how he is deeply invested in making sure that people understand how it all works at the end of all things, and at the end of our particular lives. So we hope this brings some hope, some peace, and some wisdom to how we are all living right now.
GAINING GROUND
We decided to change our series after our Easter “Awakening Series”. We were going to do a series on the book of Joshua, which we will come back to eventually. However, we felt that doing something that would give us an incredible dose of hope in troubling times would be more appropriate. We have decided on 1 & 2 Thessalonians in order to see what the Apostle Paul has to say about living in troubled times, and how he is deeply invested in making sure that people understand how it all works at the end of all things, and at the end of our particular lives. So we hope this brings some hope, some peace, and some wisdom to how we are all living right now.
AWAKENING
This series, our study focuses on many of the words that were said from the Cross of Christ that have evoked an awakening in people to the love, grace, compassion and hope of Jesus. For two millenia these words have shocked humanity, divided them and saved them. What we see of these final hours in the life of Jesus, by transcending the synoptic gospels and the gospel of John, is a Savior that is worth knowing, worth loving, and worth following.
THE ALMOST
The miracles of Jesus demonstrate Jesus’s absolute authority and power over the devil, sickness, death and nature, thereby confirming to all that He is indeed the Messiah and the Son of God. Also, the signs and wonders of Jesus testify to His limitless compassion for people and His longing to see people set free from all bondage. We take a look at some miracles of Jesus and we even head to the Old Testament at the end of the series to recognize that God has always been breaking through to show us the Almost.
CHRISTMAS PRESENCE
Beginning on the 30th of November, there is a devotional for every day. We would love to have you follow along, and then, of course, worship with us as we open up the texts we have discussed throughout the week on Sabbath. Download the guide, feel free to print it out or use it digitally. There are areas where you can write your thoughts and answers to questions. Thank you for being a part of this journey, we look forward to learning together.
MANIFESTO
The Manifesto series is on the book of Colossians. We have created a Series Guide that has devotionals for every day of this series. Beginning on the 22nd of September, there is a devotional for every day. We would love to have you follow along, and then, of course, worship with us as we open up the texts we have discussed throughout the week on Sabbath. Download the guide, feel free to print it out or use it digitally. There are areas where you can write your thoughts and answers to questions. Thank you for being a part of this journey through the book of Colossians, we look forward to learning together.