Our next series is in progress, a series on the reading from 1 Corinthians for Epiphany 2-7.
The King & Life Forever After. A sermon series for End TImes from the book of Daniel.
You’ve heard the fairy tales and the myths of heroes. Stories of worlds overrun with evil and danger where the only hope is a rescuer who can right the wrong and make sure the characters live happily ever after. The Bible is kind of like a fairy tale, epic in scope, featuring a victorious hero, miraculous, at times almost unbelievable, yet completely different from a myth or a tall tale, because by faith we know it’s all true! This season of “End Times” we invite you to flip to the end of the story, see how the King returns to rescue his people from unspeakable evil, judges the world from his throne, wakes the sleeping, and promises to rule us graciously now and forever after. Spoiler alert - Through faith in the King, we live happily ever after. The End.
This worship series was created for the season of End Times and uses the Old Testament lectionary readings from year B. Please note that the reading from “Last Judgment” Sunday is actually taken from year A to make all of the readings from the book of Daniel.
The King & Life Forever After
Reformation Daniel 3:16-28 The king comes to rescue his people
Last Judgment Daniel 7:9,10 The king comes to judge the world
Saints Triumphant Daniel 12:1-3 The king comes to wake the sleeping
Christ the King Daniel 7:13,14 The king comes to rule forever
The artwork is available in the shop here.
Pastor Marques Nelson
A midweek Advent worship series. The art is available here.
Pastor Roger Knepprath at St. Paul’s in North Mankato created this series for our family-focused midweek Advent services. He plan to use Corissa’s art to invite our community using postcards for personal invites and a social media campaign. We plan to provide devotional materials for families, share a children’s message during the service, and have coloring pages available. This is what Pastor Knepprath writes about the series, “Oh, the prep my wife and I put in to welcome our first baby into the world! The weeks before Christmas give us each a reason to make this same kind of preparation. Our Baby who arrived in our world on that first Christmas would like to take up residence in our hearts and in our lives. Our midweek Advent services will help us each get ready for Baby Jesus.”
Getting Ready for Baby
Week one - A name - Isaiah 9:6
Week two - A location - Luke 2:4-5
Week three - A nursery - Luke 2:7
- Pastor Marques Nelson
Every family has a set of values. Some families value time together. Others value experiences like camping or vacations. Many families value youth sports and other programming for their children. At the end of the season of Pentecost, we plan to return to the Gospel of Mark for Pentecost 16-23 to see, first of all, what Jesus values. Are our family values in line with Jesus’ values? Are our church’s values consistent with what Jesus cares about? Walk with Christ this Pentecost season as a family of believers as we deepen our understanding of our Family Values.
- Pastor Marques Nelson
P16 Mark 7:31-37 Our family cares for people with disabilities
P17 Mark 8:27-35 Our family expects hard times
P18 Mark 9:30-37 Our family welcomes children
P19 Mark 9:38-50 Our family protects children
P20 Mark 10:2-16 Our family values healthy marriages
P21 Mark 10:17-27 Our family gets our priorities straight
P22 Mark 10:35-45 Our family serves the world
P 23 Mark 10:46-52 Our family follows Jesus
We hope this series is a blessing to your congregation! Coordinating artwork is available in the shop.
Our next worship series at Good Shepherd is on the book of Ephesians – This is (y)our life. The epistle lessons from the eighth Sunday after Pentecost through the fifteenth Sunday walk through the book of Ephesians. Below is our congregational preview for the series:
The book of Ephesians is an incredibly practical book for Christians at every stage of life. Here we see what the Christian life looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. Over the next 8 weeks, we will explore Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as if we were paging through a family photo album. We’ll see how we were adopted as God’s children (baby photos), how we are united as one family (the group family picture), we’ll also page through graduation pictures, wedding photos, a military ID, and more. This is your life! Yet, thankfully, because we’re all in this together – this is OUR life. We encourage you to read through the book of Ephesians in your personal devotions in preparation for this practical worship series – This is (y)our life.
- Pastor Marques Nelson
July 15 Ephesians 1:3-14 Adopted (baby pictures)
July 22 Ephesians 2:13-22 United (family pictures)
July 29 Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16 Focused (graduation photos)
August 5 Ephesians 4:17-24 Modeling (portfolio)
August 12 Ephesians 4:30-5:2 Imitating (doppelgangers)
August 19 Ephesians 5:15-20 Following (concert pictures)
August 26 Ephesians 5:21-31 Loved (wedding photos)
September 2 Ephesians 6:10-20 Equipped (military ID)
I pray that this series can be a blessing for you as you share God's Word with God's people! You can find coordinating artwork for "This is (y)our life" in the shop.