This week’s sermon is part of an ongoing, non-chronological series called “Jesus’ favorite words.” Pastor Rhodes unpacks the word “shalom” by placing it within an 8th century BC, 1st century AD, and present-day context. Might it be the most important word of all? Judge for yourself!
As we reflect on Pastor Rhodes’ sermon, consider the following questions:
1.) In Luke 10:5, Jesus says, “Whatever house you enter, first say Peace to this house.” What difference might it make if you took Jesus’ words literally?
2.) Think about the importance of sharing the gospel in everyday life. What are the dangers? What are the rewards? What are some reasons that we delay or avoid sharing the gospel with others?
3.) What are you taking when you go into your workplace, your school, your home or your neighborhood? Are you taking God’s shalom, or are you taking resentment? Are you taking God’s shalom, or are you taking anger or fear?
Pray that you might have opportunities this week to share the good news with someone and that you will take advantage of it!
This week we were blessed to welcome Marvin Moore as our preacher. Marvin is the principal of Salisbury High School and one of the originators of our 3rd Grade Reading Project at Isenberg Elementary School (the Gator Reading Club).