February 11, 2018 @ 11:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis
—You know you’ve been to the mountaintop. What happened? How did it change you?
—What are you called to do with that experience?
—Read or watch all of Dr. King’s speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” (April 3, 1968). Let it wash over you. What is he preaching to you? to us?
February 4, 2018 @ 11:45 pm by Jacqui Lewis
—How is your soul today? Where do you need to have the breath of God enter in and comfort you?
—When you feel weary of the world, what do you do to restore your breathe?
—Write a story in your journal about a time when God lifted you up from your lowest place. This Lent, add to your journal a short story once a week, to remind yourself of the Power of God.
January 28, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—How did the sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?
January 21, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—What were moments of spiritual transformation in your own life?
—Who is someone in your life you want to forgive? Are you open to praying for them?
—How do you create moments of renewal for your mind and body?
January 14, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—What is your “stuff” that God might be using for this movement for love and justice?
—Think of one person you can recruit to this movement. How will you do that?
—What is revolutionary about the way God loves you? How can you amplify that awareness
January 7, 2018 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—Today is the first Sunday after Epiphany. How do the two stories associated with Epiphany, the visit of the wise men and Jesus's Baptism, intersect? Do they shed any light on "aha!" moments in your life?
—People often pray for "epiphanies" in the new year, to gain clear divine guidance on their lives. But what happens in the Bible after the Epiphany stories? Does revelation from God necessarily mean all our problems will dissolve? Do the stories of Epiphany push us to think differently about those problems?
—What spiritual gift is God trying to show you this year, and who are the wise people bringing them to you?
December 31, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—How did the sermon and music inpire you for the week and year ahead?
December 24, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—Are you ready for a miracle? Which one?
—Write a prayer for POTUS. Socialize it.
December 17, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—How are you putting flesh on God’s dream?
—What can you do to encourage others to own and be the light?
—What do YOU believe about this story?
December 11, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—What new insight about John’s gospel did you glean today?
—Since you are flesh made word, how will you work on God’s dream between now and year end?
—Where do your dreams and God’s dreams intersect?
December 3, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—As you wait for the “very good news,” how do you spend your time? How do you live your hope?
November 26, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—When have you most recently seen Jesus suffering?
—How can we more fully tell the story of injustice in our nation?
—How can we articulate God’s dream?
November 20, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—How did today’s sermon open your mind about gender and gender performance?
—What do you think now about human sexuality—God’s creation?
November 12, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—As for me and my house—we will serve God. This is what Joshua said. What about you?
—What does it mean for you to serve our God? What are the personal commitments you make to Love, to the Universe, to the Holy?
—How does that commitment manifest itself in terms of personal ethics? What do you teach the little people in your life? What do you model for your friends and family?
—How can your personal commitment to serve God help complete God's dream of a healed and whole world?
November 6, 2017 @ 04:42 pm by Jacqui Lewis
—Who are the saints and ancestors who you call on for encouragement and strength? How
do their lives continue to impact you even after they are no longer here in their physical
—Can you tell when your hope is “anchored” in love like the scripture from Hebrews says,
or when it is anchored in something else? What difference does it make?
—How can you live more fully in connection/communion with the saints and ancestors?
—What does having a “cloud of witnesses” do with running the race here on earth?
October 29, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—How did the sermon and music today help you understand and show love?
—What will you do this week to show Revolutionary Love?
October 22, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
——Pray, meditate, or spend time in other faithful reflection to seek discernment, strength,
and courage to value all children and act to put that value into practice.
—Learn more about the challenges children and families face and how we can overcome
them at childrensdefense.org.
—Communicate regularly with your elected officials and urge them to champion the needs
of children in poverty
October 15, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—About what do you want to fight with God?
—How might you grow intimacy with God?
—How do you want God to show up—right now—in your life and in the world?
October 8, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—Which one of these 10 commandments gives you the most trouble?
—How do these 10 “words” help us complete God’s dream?
—You shall not kill . . . yet . . . what can we do about gun control right now?
October 1, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—There is a place for everyone at the table. How did this week's sermon and music inspire you for the week ahead?
September 24, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—If you had to define your theology of money, what would you say?
—When you make a budget, how much do you save for a rainy day? How much can you share with Middle Church to help heal souls and the world with RevolutionaryLove?
September 17, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—What awakened in you today from the sermon?
—Go to middlechurch.org and pick one project on which to focus this fall that heals your soul and heals the world.
September 10, 2017 @ 11:45 am by Jacqui Lewis
—Paul’s prescription about how to love is very specific. What challenges you most?
—To where should you point your Revolutionary Love, and how?
September 3, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Christina Fleming
—Who and what does Moses betray when he answers God's call to challenge Pharaoh?
—What does the Exodus story tell us about God's commitments to labor and workers?
—How does your faith inform your understanding of your own labor, paid and unpaid, and
that of others?
August 27, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
August 20, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
August 13, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
August 6, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
July 30, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
July 23, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
July 16, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
July 9, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
July 2, 2017 @ 06:55 pm by Jacqui Lewis
June 26, 2017 @ 04:23 pm by Jacqui Lewis
June 26, 2017 @ 04:22 pm by Jacqui Lewis
June 26, 2017 @ 04:21 pm by Jacqui Lewis
June 4, 2017 @ 06:48 pm by Jacqui Lewis
May 28, 2017 @ 03:29 pm by Jacqui Lewis
May 21, 2017 @ 11:15 am by Jacqui Lewis
—As you train your eyes to see God at work healing the world, what stands out?
—Middle Church is BOLD in which ways? How can you help?
May 15, 2017 @ 10:14 am by Jacqui Lewis
— Where have you seen signs of God's refuge and presence this last six weeks?
— If you think of your own nurturing self-what I am calling "Mommy-ness," how does it look and what might you do to turn it more fully toward others? Toward yourself?
May 8, 2017 @ 10:24 am by Jacqui Lewis
— Reflect on your life's journey. What important gate(s) have you passed through? How did you experience the presence of God then?
— For an excellent introduction to Asian heritage in the U.S., read the National Center for Cultural Resources' "Asian Reflections on the American Landscape": www.nps.gov/heritageinitiatives/pubs/Asianisms.pdf
May 1, 2017 @ 11:25 am by Jacqui Lewis
— When the Love Revolution has done its thing, what do you see?
— Define Revolutionary Love for yourself and your community.
— Join the Revolutionary Love Community at L2O: L2O.com/org/RevolutionaryLove
— Register now for #RevLove18! bit.ly/RevLove18
April 24, 2017 @ 12:55 pm by Jacqui Lewis
— What truth set you free?
— How has God’s love awakened and surprised you?
April 16, 2017 @ 05:28 pm by Jacqui Lewis
— Where is the deadness in your life that needs rising?
— Tell a story of a recent time when you noticed that the energy of life defied death.
— What is your dream of Middle Church rising up? If you are the boss of us, how can we do this next year?
April 9, 2017 @ 05:27 pm by Jacqui Lewis
On this Lenten Journey, where are you finding the courage to resist? Where are you seeing signs in the universe of the resilience of the human spirit? And where do you see evidence that we can rise, as a people, as a culture, as Living Souls?
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