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Geneva Presbyterian Church

24301 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637

info@genevapres.org  / Tel: 949-837-2323

Church Office Hours:  

Mon-Thurs 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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© 2016 Geneva Presbyterian Church

2018 Sermon Series: Serving

(June 3 - September 2)

June 2 & 3

Sermon Title: “The Incompatibility of Old Ways with the New”

Texts: 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; 2 Corinthians 4:5-12; and *Mark 2:23-3:6

Big Idea:  Serving is not convenient.

June 9 & 10

Sermon Title: “Avoiding Captivity”

Texts: Genesis 3:8-15; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1; and *Mark 3:20-35

Big Idea: Serving reminds us of the possibilities of more fully remembering, telling, and living the way of Jesus.

June 16 & 17

Sermon Title: “The Surprise of God”

Texts:  Ezekiel 17:22-24; Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 14-17; and *Mark 4:26-34

Big Idea: Serving is not clearly defined, or is it?

June 23 & 24

Sermon Title: “Fear and Desperation”

Texts: Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; and *Mark 4:35-41

Big Idea: Serving expands the net and stills the storm.

June 30 & July 1

Sermon Title: “Who or What Claims Your Time for Attention?”

Texts: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Psalm 30; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15; and *Mark 5:21-43

Big Idea: Serving, often, connects with the least visible.

July 7 & 8

Sermon Title: “Held Responsible for Our Own Faithfulness”

Texts: Ezekiel 2:1-5; Psalm 123; 2 Corinthians 12:2-10; and *Mark 6:1-13 

Big Idea: Serving answers the question, “Who is Jesus?

July 14 & 15

Sermon Title: “Pulling Back the Curtain”

Texts: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; and *Mark 6:14-29

Big Idea: Serving is the cord which draws open the curtains over the windows of our souls for the light of life to come in.

July 21 & 22

Sermon Title: “Coming and Going”

Texts: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; and *Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Big Idea: Serving slows down the pace and causes us to pause and be grateful.

July 28 & 29

Sermon Title: “Paralysis Instead of Empowerment”

Texts: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Psalm 145:10-18; Ephesians 3:14-21; and *John 6:1-21

Big Idea: Serving moves us out of entitlement thinking, speaking, and doing.

August 4 & 5

Sermon Title: “Faith Encounters a Person” 
Texts: Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78:23-29; Ephesians 4:1-16; and *John 6:24-35 
Big Idea: Serving allows us to encounter and be encountered the Savior Himself.

August 11 & 12

Sermon Title: “Nourishment That Doesn’t Originate from the Earth”

Texts: 1 Kings 19:4-8; Psalm 34:1-8; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; and *John 6:35, 41-51

Big Idea: Serving is not about you being fed but the feeding of the other.

August 18 & 19

Sermon Title: “God is Scandalous”   

Texts: Proverbs 9:1-6; Psalm 34:9-14; Ephesians 5:15-20; and *John 6:51-58

Big Idea: Serving gets us in touch with our God who is intimate and available; who knows us the best and loves us the most.

August 25 & 26

Sermon Title: “Commitment to Follow Christ”

Texts: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34:15-22; Ephesians 6:10-20; and *John 6:56-69

Big Idea: Serving demonstrates commitment to follow Jesus alongside others.

September 1 & 2

Sermon Title: “Resurrection Wisdom”

Texts: *Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9; James 1:17-27; and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Big Idea: Serving allows the promise of Jesus being Messiah, that death does not win, to be visible in our daily living and life experiences.

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Weekly Worship Services
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Sundays, 9 AM in Simpson Hall

Sundays, 10:30 AM in the Sanctuary

First Sunday of the Month, 4 PM in the Sanctuary

Sundays, 10 AM in the Chapel

Sundays, 3 PM in the Chapel

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