More than four years ago now we shared with Chapel Hill about suffering with infertility. It was one of those moments on which our life has hinged. Our seminary professors advised to keep some parts of our lives to ourselves—some are just too vulnerable for the pulpit and recording. But I felt compelled, truly, by […]
LifeGroup Questions: July 20-21
LIFEGROUP QUESTIONS The Healer (Week 1) These discussion questions pair with the sermon preached July 20 and 21, 2019. Read The Doubtful Mark 9:14-29 Faith plays a role in healing Head Who is the “faithless generation” in this story? Who is Jesus speaking to? Why is prayer important in this story? What is the connection […]
Does God still heal today?
I once heard a story about an avid duck hunter who was in the market for a new bird dog. His search ended when he found a dog that could actually walk on water to retrieve a duck. Shocked by his find, he was sure none of his friends would ever believe him. He decided […]
LifeGroup Questions: July 13-14
LIFEGROUP QUESTIONS Worship Is Weird These discussion questions pair with the sermon preached July 13 and 14, 2019. Read Is 6; Rev 7; 1 Cor 14 Worship Is Up, In and Out Head Read through the texts for today; Isaiah 6; Rev 7; 1 Cor 14. What can you learn about what worship is, who […]
Worship is weird!
There’s something a little weird about worship. Now, for those of us raised in the church, it is almost second nature. Worship is what you do on Sunday; church is where you go. I remember the purple hymnals, the mimeographed bulletins with runny print, an unmistakable aroma—and always a few typos. I remember purple velvet […]
LifeGroup Questions: July 6-7
LIFEGROUP QUESTIONS LifeGroup notes for 2 Cor 12:8-10 and the sermon preached on July 6-7. Read 2 Cor 12:8-10 Head Weakness and power is a theme throughout the letters to the Corinthians. Look up some of these verses and journal or discuss your reflections on the character of God. 1 Cor 1:27; 1 Cor 2:3; […]
Our Hearts Are Full
Greetings, Chapel Hill Family! I’m not sure if 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NIV) is my “life verse,” but it is helpful to meditate on “in season and out of season.” “Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Jennifer and I are so grateful […]