This reading plan was created for you to be able to follow along with the sermon series’ throughout the year. Join us as we read the scripture together in 2019!

NEHEMIAH

[Feb 3rd-24th]

In this series we will explore what it looks like to respond to difficult news. Nehemiah hears that his people are suffering and his response is prayer and a willingness to be used by God to bring about change. In what ways is God meeting us today and what are the obstacles we will face as we engage in His work? 

WEEK 5 (Jan 28th): Nehemiah 1

WEEK 6 (Feb 4th): Nehemiah 2

WEEK 7 (Feb 11th): Nehemiah 4

WEEK 8 (Feb 18th): Nehemiah 13

Reflection week

WEEK 9 (Feb 25th)

disciplines

[MAR 10th-31st]

In the gospels Jesus teaches the disciples about certain disciplines that will be a part of their life in following Him. The phrase “when you…” implies that certain behaviors are expected in the life of a disciple. The problem was that these disciplines were widely misunderstood. In this 4 week series we will examine the disciplines of scripture study, prayer, fasting, and giving as key elements in the life of a disciple. 

WEEK 10 (Mar 4th): Matthew 6:1 SCRIPTURE

WEEK 11 (Mar 11th): Matthew 6:2-4 GIVING

WEEK 12 (Mar 18th): Matthew 6:5-15 PRAYER

WEEK 13 (Mar 25th): Matthew 6:16-18 FASTING

final days

[APRIL 7th- 21st]

The final days leading up to Easter are known as Holy week. In this series we will explore 3 different events in the life of Jesus that occurred during his final week on earth. The Triumphal Entry. The Last Supper. The Resurrection. What do these events reveal to us about Jesus and what are the implications in our lives today? 

WEEK 14 (Apr 1): Luke 19:28-40

WEEK 15 (Apr 8th): Luke 22

WEEK 16 (Apr 15th): Luke 24

CORINTH

[April 28th-June 2nd]

In the first century the city of Corinth was a melting pot of culture and religion. A cross roads of travel and commerce, Corinth was fertile soil for preaching the good news of Jesus. It was also fertile ground for confusion and misplaced devotion. Paul writes to a community he cares about to get them back on track. In this 6 week series we will examine a number of key issues Corinth was facing and examine how Paul’s words can still be relevant in forming our spiritual life today. 

WEEK 17 (Apr 22nd): 1 Corinthians 1-3

WEEK 18 (Apr 29th): 1 Corinthians 5-6

WEEK 19 (May 6th): 1 Corinthians 7

WEEK 20 (May 13th): 1 Corinthians 8-10

WEEK 21 (May 20th): 1 Corinthians 11-14

WEEK 22 (May 27th): 1 Corinthians 15

FOR THE CITY

[June 9th-23rd]

It is not by chance that we find ourselves in this city at this time. Though our reasons for living in this area are diverse, we can find unity in living out God’s purposes. In this 3 week series we will look at the story of Israel through the prophet Jeremiah. What can it look like to seek the best for our city? 

WEEK 23 (June 3rd): Jeremiah 29:1-3

WEEK 24 (June 10th): Jeremiah 29: 4-7

WEEK 25 (June 17th): Jeremiah 29:8-10

reflection week

WEEK 26 (June 24th)

parables

[July 7th-Aug 4th]

A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. It is meant to impact the way that you think and the way that you live. The often overlooked parables give us about a third of Jesus' teaching. They reveal an incredible amount about Jesus and His kingdom. In this 5 week series we will posture our hearts to learn from the master story teller. What truth will be revealed? How will we be changed? 

Breathing room

[Aug 11th-25th]

We live in a world that is moving at a frenetic pace. On most days you may feel like you can barely keep up. God never intended for us to live our lives exhausted and constantly running on fumes. God not only promised that we can experience rest, He also showed us how. In this series we will explore what it looks like to stop in a non-stop world as an act of worship. 

this is my story

[Sept 8th-Oct 6th]

Everyone has a story. This 5 week series will explore the value of your personal faith journey and how the word of your testimony can change and impact society. As we examine a number of “unsung” heroes in scripture, we will also hear personal testimonies from our community. Our aim is to encourage and equip you to find your place in God’s story and be inspired to share your faith boldly.

the holy spirit

[Oct 13th-27th]

In the Gospels, Jesus made it very clear that God would send a helper for us. This helper is the Holy Spirit. But many of us have a hard time grasping who the Holy Spirit really is. We understand that the Holy Spirit is a part of the Holy Trinity, but what does that mean? Where did the Holy Spirit come from? How does the Holy Spirit help? This 3 week series will take an in-depth look at who the Holy Spirit is, What it means to be filled with the Spirit, and what it means to walk by the Spirit. 

Gratitude

[Nov 3rd-17th]

Studies have shown that gratitude increases happiness and well-being, it improves mental and physical health, and is key in strengthening marriages and other relationships. Scripture speaks to the importance of gratitude in developing a deep and meaningful spiritual life. In this series we will explore practical ways to grow in gratitude as we enter the holiday season. 

advent

[Dec 1st-22nd]

Advent is a powerful season for believers around the world, a time when we rehearse a common story of God’s people: waiting on him to fulfill his promises and learning to trust him in our waiting. This four week series will look at the four themes of Advent: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. How does the Arrival of Jesus bring this into our world today?