Worship Series Sept. 12-Oct. 3: “The Tie That Binds”
One of the most treasured hymns of Christianity in the last century was “Blest Be the Tie That Binds.” It reminds us that relationships form us, inspire us, heal us.
As we gather for worship, we will be invited to consider how our relationships with the Holy and with each other forms and transforms us. And we will affirm the power of God’s presence in our worshiping community to inspire us to “go and do likewise” in relationship to the world.
September 12, 2021 ~ The Tie That Binds: FORMED
“The vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as seemed good to him.” (Jer. 18:4 NRSV)
Question: Have I allowed God to rework me into a more pleasing vessel for the Holy Spirit?
September 19, 2021 ~ The Tie That Binds: WOVEN
The Apostle Paul had a past, one of persecuting Christians. When he encountered the Risen Christ, his life was transformed. Yet Paul’s past was interwoven with his new calling.
Question: How does God weave new callings into our lives and still make use of the skills of our past?
September 26, 2021 ~ The Tie That Binds: POURED
“And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with which you were marked with a seal for the day of redemption.” (Eph. 4:30 NRSV) At our baptism, we are marked with the seal of the love of Jesus Christ. Then, we are charged to pour ourselves out that love to others.
Question: How have you been engaged in pouring this week?
October 3, 2021 ~ The Tie That Binds: MOVED
“If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit.” (Gal. 5:25 NRSV) In the battle between the flesh and the Spirit, we know we need to diligently avoid temptations which cause us to sin against God and neighbor.
Question: Which temptations are most difficult to resist? How do you seek the guidance of the Spirit when facing those temptations?