Month: February 2019

Sick of Religion? Week 1: Devotional Day 5

DAY 5 Daily devotional Read Mark 1:40-41 Ask Have you ever felt untouchable, unwanted, or rejected? When has Christ and his church helped to turn this around to a feeling of being wanted and included? Reflect Many people have experienced a time of feeling unloved, unwanted or rejected. This certainly happens after a break-up in […]

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Sick of Religion? Week 1: Devotional Day 3

DAY 3 Daily devotional Read Mark 1:40-41 Ask Jesus still touches the ugly, sick, broken and untouchable. How does this small interaction help us to see the bigger story of the gospel – Jesus as the one who takes upon himself the brokenness of others, in order to bring cleansing and healing to all? Reflect […]

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Sick of Religion? Week 1: Day 1 Intro/LifeGroup Questions

WEEK 1 This devotional pairs with Mark 1:40-45 and the sermon preached at Chapel Hill February 23-24.   Written by Mel Watt I have been a member of Chapel Hill for four years with my wife, Patty. We started a LifeGroup four months ago in our home. I have a MDiv and enjoy Bible study […]

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Sick of Religion? Week 1: Devotional Day 1

DAY 1 Daily devotional Read Mark 1:40-41 Ask How was Jesus’ willingness to touch a leper wondrous in its original time and context? Why would this have been shocking for a Jewish audience to witness and read about? Reflect Jesus did not need to touch the leper in order to physically heal him. Several times […]

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Sick of Religion

The results were disturbing. A recent nationwide survey on religious preference discovered that, for the first time ever, the percentage of those in the U.S. who have no religious affiliation or faith—the “Nones”—was the largest category, eclipsing Protestant Christianity. As you dig deeper into that statistic, you discover that many people are simply disgusted with […]

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