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May 2020   

MAY 3rd - FOURTH SUNDAY IN EASTER

Acts 2:42-47 What are the four elements of the new church?  Which of these are we strongest at here?  Which needs more attention?

Psalm 23 With what formulas for dealing with stress were you raised with?  Can you imagine God guiding you, even though you are entering “enemy territory”?  Where do find green pastures?

1 Peter 2:19-25 How would you feel about this advice if you were a slave?  If you have no ability to change your circumstances, does this make more sense?

John 10-1-10 What is the rap on sheep?  What does a bad shepherd do?  What does a good shepherd do?  How is Jesus the “gate”?

MAY 10th - FIFTH SUNDAY IN EASTER

Acts 7:55-60  Who do you think Stephen modeled his feeding ministry after?  Is there a division between spiritual and social ministry with Stephen? 

Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16  Are there people who you feel judged by?  Who do you turn to for affirmation?  What do you hear God saying to you?

1 Peter 2:2-10  What is the purpose of a “cornerstone”?  How might people who are “rock solid” be a “stumbling block” to those who are not of the faith?

John 14:1-14  What is your favorite room in your house?  Is Jesus talking about the “by and by” or something that you can experience in this life?  What do you say to people who think there are many paths to God?

MAY 17th - SIXTH SUNDAY IN EASTER

Acts 17:22-31  Do you think the existence of many religions bolsters or confuses the existence of God?  How important is it to have at least some understanding of other people’s beliefs?  What do you think of “religious debate”?

Psalm 66:8-20  What do you think about the idea of God “bringing us to prison”?  Is David’s sense of God’s presence the only “correct” one?  When have you been able to praise God for a difficult test?

1 Peter 3:13-22  Do you feel “blessed” when you are suffering?  Does prayer help you to avoid resentment or self-pity?  How important is it to feel “spiritually alive”?

John 14:15-21  Who was the best counselor you ever had?  Is truth learned mainly by the mind, in action, or both?  Is what you believe better expressed by what you say or what you do?

MAY 24th - ASCENSION/SEVENTH SUNDAY IN EASTER

Acts 1:1-14  Do you think the disciples may have felt a little deserted by Jesus leaving?  What did Jesus do before he left?  Do you ever “cling” to Jesus a little too much?

Psalm 47  Is it OK for Lutherans to clap their hands, shout to God and sing loud praises in church?  Are we sometimes afraid of being too “openly religious”?  What has god done in your life lately that makes you want to stand up and clap your hands?

1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11  What would you do if trumped up charges were directed at you?  When you get irritated or anxious, what do you do to get rid of the stress?  Can this kind of suffering have a positive value for you?

Luke 24:44-53  What is the relationship between Bible Study and being sent out to share the Gospel?  Is repentance and forgiveness just a “Christian thing”?  Why does Jesus leave us just when we get closest to him?

May 31st -  PENTECOST SUNDAY

Acts 2:1-21  Have you ever been somewhere you did not speak the language?  What does the sound and light show remind you of?  How could ordinary people do such mighty things?

Psalm 104:24-34, 35b  Do you consider the “creature of the earth” your family?  Can you imagine the power of the Lord holding the world together?  How often is enough times to thank the Lord for his creation?

1 Corinthians 12:3b-13  When have felt a part of a team where all the parts worked together for a common goal?  What might be your “spiritual gift”?  How can the gifts keep from getting “ranked”?

John 20:19-23  Why would Jesus try to empower fearful disciples?  What powerful task does Jesus leave us with?  What makes sharing forgiveness such a powerful spiritual force?

JUNE 7th - HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

Genesis 1:1-2:4a  Is the Creation story more like a science lesson or a beautiful painting?  How does being created in God’s image affect your self-image?  As you raise future generations, what do you want them to realize about the Creation?

Psalm 8  What do find most majestic in all the earth?  How is our place in God’s created order both amazing and humbling?

2 Corinthians 13:11-13  What does it mean to “aim for perfection”?  How does the unity of the Trinity compare to the relationship between say, the Greek gods?  Is unity a goal worth striving for?

Matthew 28:16-20  Do you think “some doubted” because it was hard to believe or because they were afraid of the responsibility?  Who is supposed to do the work of teaching, preaching, and baptizing?