40 Day Walk with God — Suggested Sermon Series

April 27          Topic: Congregational Excellence

May 4              Topic: Missional Excellence

May 11            Topic: Pastoral Excellence

May 18            Topic: Transformational Excellence

May 25            Topic: Offering Christ to a Hurting World through the Power of the Holy Spirit

 

As a companion to the forty day prayer guide, “40 Day Walk with God,” that every United Methodist congregation in the Tennessee and Memphis Conferences is being invited to engage during the season of preparation for Annual Conference, pastors are also encouraged to consider utilizing a related preaching series.   Each of the prayer meditations in the prayer guide (which will soon be available electronically through the conference website and each district office) are written around one of four topics, as they relate to the mission of the Nashville area which is stated as follows:

 

The mission of the Nashville Area is to discover, equip, connect and send lay and clergy leaders who shape congregations that

offer Jesus Christ to a hurting world,

one neighborhood at a time.

 

Listed below are some possible Scripture references for your sermon preparation for each of the topic areas.  This season of prayer holds the potential of having an incredible spiritual impact on the Nashville Episcopal Area.  Thank you for your willingness to participate.

 

Congregational Excellence

Colossians 4:2-6                        Colossians 3:12-17                                    Philippians 2:1-4

Matthew 16:17-19                        I John 4:7-12                                                Philippians 1:9-11

I Corinthians 12                         Acts 6:1-4                                                I Peter 2:4-5

Acts 2:42-47                                    I Peter 2:9-10                                                Ephesians 4:11-13

I John 1:5-7                                    Ephesians 5:15-21                                    I Corinthians 13

Philippians 4:8-9                        Luke 8:38-39                                                Galatians 6:2-5

John 15:16-18                                    I Corinthians 12:4-6                                    Philemon 21

Ephesians 3:14-19                        II Corinthians 4:1-6

 

Missional Excellence

Matthew 28:18-20                        Mark 16:14-20                                                2 Corinthians 8:1-5

Matthew 25:31-46                        Psalm 82:3-4                                                Proverbs 14:31

I John 3:16-18                                    Philippians 2:12-16                                    Acts 2:42-45

Deuteronomy 15:7-8                        Acts 4:32-37                                                Acts 10:4, 31

Acts 9:36                                    Luke 10:1-11                                                Mark 11:22-24

Matthew 10:5-10                        I John 3:16-18                                                I Corinthians 12:31

 

Pastoral Excellence

Isaiah 61:1-3                                    Ephesians 4:11-13                                    Acts 20:28-31

Isaiah 52:7                                    Acts 2:17-18                                                Romans 13:1-7

Matthew 10:1                                    Titus 3:1-11                                                Matthew 8:5-13

Luke 12:1-12                                    Luke 23:34                                                Philippians 2:3-13

James 3:13-18                                    Ephesians 6:10-18                                    Ephesians 4:11-13

James 5:13-20                                    Romans 12:1-8                                    Matthew 16:24-27

2 Corinthians 5:16-21                        I Timothy 5:17-18                                    Galatians 6:2-6

Hebrews 10:24-25                        Luke 19 45-46                                                John 1:1-14

Acts 11:24                                    Micah 6:6-8                                                I Corinthians 9:19-23

Hebrews 12:1-2

 

Transformational Excellence

2 Corinthians 5:16-17                        2 Corinthians 3:12-18                                    Matthew 26:26-28

Mark 2:21-22                                    Ephesians 1:17-20                                    Ephesians 3:14-19

Mark 6:31                                    Mark 9:34-35                                                Philippians 3:17-21

I Peter 1:6-9                                    I Peter 2:1-3                                                John 4:4-15

Luke 9:28-35                                    Luke 17:11-19                                                Mark 5:1-20

John 8:1-11                                    Mark 10:46-52                                                Luke 19:1-6

Luke 13:10-13                                    Luke 24:13-35                                                Matthew 11:28-30

Psalm 46:10                                    Romans 12:2                                                Exodus 20:24

Revelation 21:5                        Matthew 10:40-42                                    Matthew 28:19-20

 

Power of the Holy Spirit

John 14:8-17 (25-27)                        Acts 1:4-5                                                Acts 2:1-21

Romans 8:14-17                        Acts 10:44-48                                                John 3:5-6

Romans 8:9                                    Ephesians 5:18                                    I Corinthians 2:4-5

Luke 11:13                                    Acts 8:14-17                                                Acts 4:8-13

Acts 5:12-16                                    Romans 15:18-19                                    Matthew 10:7-8

 

 


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