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Easter 2014 - Face to Face with Jesus

April 20, 2014 Speaker: Reid S. Monaghan Series: Easter Messages

Topic: Topical Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13:11–13:13

Introduction

 

What’s in a Face?

 

Face to Face with God

 

Fractured Faces

 

Hiding our Faces

Genesis 3, Ecclesiastes 7:29

 

Face to Face Through the Gospel

 

The Good News in a Face 2 Corinthians 4:5, 6
 

Face to Face in New Community

 

Matthew 5:1-10, Ephesians 2:13-22

 

Face to Face Eternally

 

The Road Home
  • From Fracture

 

  • To Faith

 

  • Face to Face (1 Corinthians 13:12, 13)

 

Resurrection and Restoration

 

1 Corinthians 15:20-26

 

Community Meditation 

 

Know

  • Read the narrative found in Genesis 3? Why do you think we attempt to hide our faces from God and one another? How do the words naked, shame, etc. effect our relationship with God? With one another?
  • Read 1 John 1 and 2. Why do we tend to want to keep sin in the dark and not confess it and bring it to light? What does bringing things into the light accomplish?
  • Discuss how the cross and empty tomb deal with our actual fracture and shame and not simply our feelings. How can the truth/actual inform the psychological?

Feel

  • Are you fearful of others knowing who you really are? Where in life do you want to wear masks?
  • Why does your relationship with Jesus, your identity as a daughter or son of God, allow us to be more present in other relationships?
  • Discuss with your friends, spouse, family and/or MC how we can grow in living honestly and “face to face.” How would this make community better?

Live

  • Discuss with your friends, spouse, family and/or MC how we can grow in living honestly and “face to face.” How would this make community better?

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