Brainstorming Sermon Series
In addition to working with our small groups, I have the privilege of serving on our weekend teaching team. So I've been brainstorming potential sermon series for the next few months. Here are some of the ideas I'm playing with right now.
Bad Habits- Seven Deadly Sins
Help NCCers identify and break sinful habits in their lives.
Help NCCers establish and build on strong theological foundations. Opportunity to touch on some historical theology.
- Sola Scriptura
- Sola Fide
- Sola Gratia
- Sola Christus
- Sola Deo Gloria
Introduce NCCers to spiritual disciplines that aren’t talked about very often but have the potential for tremendous growth. Might have been a better fit with a Lenten series.
Proclaim the glory, majesty, and mystery of God. Help NCCers grow in their understanding of and relationship to the different members of the Trinity.
Acknowledge the mysteries of our faith and, in the process, develop a deeper sense of awe and worship to a God that cannot be placed in a box or described by a set of theological statements.
- Incarnation- fully man and fully God
- Trinity- Three and One
- Eternity- Always was, always will be
- Sovereignty and Free Will
Code of Conduct
A series on the 10 Commandments
Help NCCers understand what it means to be created in the image of God and the divinely ordained expectations, responsibilities, rights, and privileges that accompany that.
- Essence- we reflect God’s image in our being (could focus on our capacity for morality, goodness, reason, ability to grow and change, etc)
- Authority- we reflect God’s image in the authority we have been granted over creation (could talk about influence, Biblical leadership, even creation care)
- Relationships- we reflect God’s image in our capacity for relationship ( could talk about the community of the Trinity and how we have the created need for relationship with other people)
I'm also playing around with some ideas on a series on spiritual warfare (not sure we've ever done one of those at NCC and it's always tricky talking in quasi-military language and metaphors in DC), but I haven't quite nailed that yet. And we'll be doing a missions/outreach/evangelistic related series this summer, so I'm trying to stay away from those topics. And we'll most likely be doing Elephant in the Church again the Fall.
Here's the question-- if you could hear a sermon series on ANY topic or ANY book of the Bible, what would it be?