Our Way Home

Posted by Deb Oesterling on

In her book, The Best Yes, Christian author and founder of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lisa TerKeurst writes, “Honestly, can you imagine how crazy rushed we’d be if we only had tasks to do but not people with whom we must pause and connect?” Stop. Take a moment, and re-read that statement. Think about it. With today’s abundance of technology, we can buy groceries online, have them delivered to our door — along with just about anything else we need — pay bills, hire a dog walker to take out the pooch, and even chat with an online doc, while never having to get out from under our blankets. Not good, says the Lord. “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18). Created in the image of the Triune God, we were meant to be in relationship — with Him and with each other.

In January, Resurrection will engage in an 8-week sermon series and Sunday morning study that will take us from heaven to earth and back again on an inspiring visual, story-telling journey through the Lord’s Prayer. (You may
never see the Lord’s Prayer in the same way again.) We will kick off the series with an Opening Session with author, Daniel Paavola on Saturday, January 12 from 3:00-5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall, followed by soup supper at 5:00 pm.

This series is an excellent opportunity to connect or reconnect with friends over the 8-week period in a Book Club or Small Group. Individual and family devotions, as well as a discussion guide, will be available to support this study. If you’d like to offer your home as a small group meeting place or would like to lead a group for this short period, please contact Deb Oesterling at .

Home? Coffee shop? Grab one friend or several, or invite a new member to join you. Connect, plug in, and join us on the journey from heaven to earth and back again.

Deb Oesterling
Connections Coordinator

Books are available in the church office for a $5 suggested donation. They will also be available at the Opening Session and during the Adult Education Classes.


Opening Session

Anatomy of the Lord’s Prayer
by Author, Daniel E. Paavola

Meet the Author
Saturday, January 12, 2019
3:00-5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall
Soup Supper at 5:00 pm


Our Way Home Sermon Series and Study

A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer
by Author, Daniel E. Paavola

Classes will be held in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday Mornings from 9:15-10:15 am.

January 13
Introduction/Chapter 1 - I’m Going Home/Coming to Our Father’s Home
Our Father who art in heaven,

January 20
The First Petition/Chapter 2 - Singing with the Heavenly Choir
Hallowed be Thy name

January 27
The Second Petition/Chapter 3 - “You Come Too”
Thy kingdom come,

The Third Petition
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

February 3
The Fourth Petition/Chapter 4 - Showers When They Come
Give us this day our daily bread;

February 10
The Fifth Petition/Chapter 5 - The Flood
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;

February 17
The Sixth Petition/Chapter 6 - It’s Time to Go Home Again
And lead us not into temptation,

February 24
The Seventh Petition/Chapter 7 - The Songs We Sing As We Ascend
But deliver us from evil.

March 3
The Conclusion/Chapter 8 - Looking Back over the Journey
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.


Looking Back Over the Journey

Chapter 9 - Study Wrap-Up
Sunday, March 3
12:00-2:00 pm
Family Life Center Gym


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