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Discussion questions for 2/28/2021 worship

Talk with family or friends, or journal some thoughts...

  1. When was the last time you felt angry?  What were you angry about?
  2. What do you normally do with your anger?
  3. Try praying to God about your honest, angry feelings following this format:
    1. Pray directly to God
    2. Verbalize your honest, angry feelings
    3. Ask for the help you want or need
    4. Allow God to work with your anger until you're able to feel some comfort and peace

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Explore a Small Group!

The best way to "follow up" after worship is with a small group of others who are also following Christ.  These groups can meet weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  Start by telling us your scheduling and practical needs using this form.  If we don't have an existing group that meets your needs, knowing of your interest helps - once we find a few others, we will let you know!

Daily Scripture Readings

Week of February 28, 2021

The Psalms are divided into five books:  1-41; 42-72; 73-89; 90-106; and 107-150.  If you’re reading a psalm a day during Lent, this week’s daily readings are some selections from Book 2.  As you read them, ask yourself:  How does this express my feelings?  How is it different than what I would choose to say?  What does this Psalm tell me about God?

Monday:  Psalm 42

Tuesday:  Psalm 51

Wednesday:  Psalm 55

Thursday:  Psalm 65

Friday:  Psalm 66

Saturday:  Psalm 72

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