Thursday, January 22, 2015

Touching Base - Part 262

SUNDAY, JANUARY 25th, 2015


This is a useful tool for small group discussion, personal reflection or in a one-on-one conversation. We believe that if the Sunday teaching is discussed outside the morning services, it will be an opportunity to go deeper and build community because God's Word needs to be discussed in community.

1. Living as mortals in the light of our mortality in a world that would deny it:

Psalm 49
Ecclesiastes 7

2. Living as Christians in the light of our DYING with a God that demands it:

Luke 9: 23-26
Micah 6:5-6

“But we all suffer. For we all prize and love; and in this present existence of ours, prizing and loving yield suffering. Love in our world is suffering love. Some do not suffer much, though, for they do not love much. Suffering is for the loving. This, said Jesus, is the command of the Holy One: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In commanding us to love, God invites us to suffer.” ― Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son

3. Living our mission by caring for the dying - the message of Resurrection Hope:

Isaiah 60:22
1 Peter 3:15-16
Psalm 49:15
Matthew 25:35-40

“Some want to live within the sound
Of church or chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop,
Within a yard of hell.”
C.T. Studd

Dr. Ivan Stewart
If interested in joining or starting a small group contact


Christian Medical and Dental Society

Brock, Ira. Dying Well. Riverhead Trade: ISBN 978-1573226578

Kuhl, David. What Dying People Want. Anchor Canada: ISBN 978-0385658843

Lewis, C.S. A Grief Observed. Faber and Faber Ltd.: ISBN 978-0571290680

Moll, Rob. The Art of Dying. Pariyatti Publishing: 978-1928706359

Vanouken, Sheldon. A Severe Mercy. Harper one, ISBN 978-0060688240

Wolterstorff, Nicholas. Lament For a Son. Eerdman’s: ISBN 978-0802802941

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