We Make the Road By Walking

St Andrew’s will undertake A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation and Activation, June 2022 through June 2023, by reflecting together in our weekly Thursday Zoom Bible studies and Sunday worship services on Scripture and Brian McLaren’s book, We Make the Road By Walking.  In the preface McLaren writes: “The road of faith is not finished.  There is beautiful land ahead, terra nova waiting to be explored.  It will take a lot of us, journeying together, to make the road.  I hope you’ll be part of the adventure.  The Christian faith is still learning, growing, and changing, and so are we.” (xiv)

We will begin this intentional journey of learning, growth, and change on Pentecost Sunday, June 5.  The schedule of topics and scriptures for each week are listed below.  I hope you will join us.

Part IV – ALIVE IN THE SPIRIT OF GOD

June 5 –  Ch 40. THE SPIRIT IS MOVING! (Pentecost Sunday)  John 3:1-21; Acts 2:1-41; Romans 6:1-14. To listen to this message, click on The Spirit Is Moving!

June 12- Ch 41. MOVING WITH THE SPIRIT  John 15:1-8; Galatians 3:19-4:7; 5:1,13-26; Colossians 2:6-7; 3:1-17

June 19 – Ch 42. SPIRIT OF LOVE: LOVING GOD  Psalm 116; Romans 8:1-17; Ephesians 3:14-21

June 26 – Ch 43. SPIRIT OF LOVE: LOVING NEIGHBOR   Acts 10:1-48; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

July 3 –  Ch 44. SPIRIT OF LOVE: LOVING SELF   Proverbs 4:1-27; Romans 12:3-21; James 1:2-8; 3:13-18

July 10 –  Ch 45. SPIRIT OF UNITY AND DIVERSITY  Proverbs 8:1-36; John 17:1-23; Ephesians 4:1-16

July 17 – Ch 46. SPIRIT OF SERVICE  Matthew 23:1-12; John 13:1-15; Philippians 2:1-11

July 24 –  Ch 47. THE SPIRIT CONSIRACY  Ephesians 5:15-6:9; Philemon 8-19; Hebrews 13:1-8; James 5:1-6

July 31 – Ch 48. SPIRIT OF POWER  Acts 4:1-31; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; 2 Timothy 1:1-14;  Ephesians 6:10-20

August 7 – Ch 49. SPIRIT OF HOLINESS  Psalm 98; John 14:15-18, 25-27; 15:26-27; 16:33; 1 Corinthians 3:9-15; 15:20-28

August 14 – Ch 50. SPIRIT OF LIFE  Psalm 90; Luke 20:27-38; Philippians 1:20-30

August 21 – Ch 52. GOD IN THE END   Luke 15:11-32 Romans 8:31-39 1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Part I – ALIVE IN THE STORY OF CREATION

August 28 – Ch 1.  AWE AND WONDER  Genesis 1:1-2:3; Psalm 19:1-4; Matthew 6:25-34

September 4 – Ch 2.  BEING HUMAN  Genesis 2:4 -25; Psalm 8; Mark 3:1-6

September 11 – Ch 3.  A WORLD OF MEANING  Psalm 145:1-16; Proverbs 8:1-36; John 1:1-17

September 18 – Ch 4.  THE DRAMA OF DESIRE  Genesis 3:1-13; Psalm 32; Philippians 2:3-11

September 25 – Ch 5.  IN OVER OUR HEADS  Genesis 4:1-17; 6:5-8; 7:1-5; 8:1; 9:7-17; Psalm 51; James 4:1-8

October 2 –   Ch 6.  PLOTTING GOODNESS  Genesis 12:1-9; Galatians 3:6-9; Mark 11:15-19

October 9 –   Ch 7.  IT’S NOT TOO LATE  Genesis 18:9-33; 22:1-14 Micah 6:6-8; Acts 18:19-34

October 16 – Ch 8.  RIVALRY OR RECONCILIATION?  Genesis 32:22-33:11; 50:15-21 Matthew 25:31-40; Luke 10:25-37

October 23 – Ch 9.  FREEDOM!  Exodus 1:1-14; 3:1-15 John 8:1-11; Galatians 5:1,13-15

October 30 – Ch 10. GETTING SLAVERY OUT OF THE PEOPLE  Exodus 20:1-21; Matthew 22:34-40; Hebrews 10:1-18

November 6 – Ch 11. FROM UGLINESS, A BEAUTY EMERGES  Deuteronomy 7:1-11; Psalm 137:1-9; 149:1-9; Matthew 15:21-39

November 13 – Ch 12. STORIES THAT SHAPE US  2 Kings 2:1-15; Psalm 23; Acts 1:1-11

November 20 – Ch 13. THE GREAT CONVERSATION   Isaiah 1:1-2:5; Romans 15:1-13; Matthew 9:10-17 

Part II – ALIVE IN THE ADVENTURE OF JESUS

November 27 – Ch 14. PROMISED LAND, PROMISED TIME  (Advent 1) Daniel 7:9-28; Isaiah 40:9-11; Luke 1:67-79

December 4 – Ch 15. WOMEN ON THE EDGE  (Advent 2) Luke 1:39-55; Isaiah 7:14, 9:2-7; Romans 12:1-2

December 11 – Ch 16. KEEP HEROD IN CHRISTMAS  (Advent 3) Jeremiah 32:31-35; Micah 5:2-5a; Matthew 1:18-2:15

December 18 – Ch 17. SURPRISING PEOPLE  (Advent 4) Psalm 34:1-18; Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 2:8-20

December 24 – Ch 17A. THE LIGHT HAS COME  (Christmas Eve) Isaiah 60:1-3; John 1:1-5; 1:9-10; 3:19-21; 8:12; 9:5; 12:35-36; 12:46

December 25 – Ch 18. SHARING GIFTS  (Christmas Day) Psalm 117; Matthew 2:1-12; Luke 2:25-32

January 1 – Ch 19. JESUS COMING OF AGE  1 Kings 3:1-28; Luke 2:39-3:14; 3:21-22; 1 Timothy 4:6-16

January 8 –   Ch 20. JOIN THE ADVENTURE   Isaiah 61:1-4; Luke 4:1-30; 5:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:1-9

January 15 – Ch 21. SIGNIFICANT AND WONDERFUL  2 Samuel 11:26-12:15; John 2:1-12; Mark 1:21-28

January 22 – Ch 22. JESUS THE TEACHER   Proverbs 3:1-26; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Mark 4:1-34

January 29 – Ch 23. JESUS AND THE MULTITUDES   Ezekiel 34:1-31; Luke 5:17-32; 18:15-19:9

February 5 – Ch 24. JESUS AND HELL  Jonah 4:1-11; Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 25:31-40

February 12 – Ch 25. JESUS, VIOLENCE, AND POWER  Isaiah 42:1-9; 53:1-12; Matthew 16:13-17:9

February 19 – Ch 26. MAKING IT REAL   Mark 2:1-19; Hebrews 11:1-8; 1 John 1:1-2:6

Part III – ALIVE IN A GLOBAL UPRISING

February 26 – Ch 27. A NEW IDENTITY   Matthew 5:1-16

March 5 – Ch 28. A NEW PATH TO ALIVENESS   Matthew 5:17-48

March 12 – Ch 29. YOUR SECRET LIFE  Matthew 6:1-18

March 19 –  Ch 30. WHY WE WORRY, WHY WE JUDGE   Matthew 6:19-7:12

March 26 – Ch 31. THE CHOICE IS YOURS  Matthew 7:13-29

April 2 – Ch 32. PEACE MARCH  (Palm Sunday)  Zechariah 9:9-10; Psalm 122 Luke 19:29-46

April 6 –  Ch 32A. A TABLE, A BASIN, SOME FOOD, SOME FRIENDS  (Maundy Thursday) John 13-17

April 7 – Ch 32B. EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE (Good Friday) Psalm 22; Luke 22:39-23:56

April 8 – Ch 32C. DOUBT, DARKNESS, DESPAIR(Holy Saturday) Psalm 77; Psalm 88; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Job 10:1-22

April 9 – Ch 33.THE UPRISING BEGINS (Easter Sunday) Ezekiel 37:1-14; Luke 24:1-32; Colossians 1:9-29

April 16 – Ch 34.THE UPRISING OF FELLOWSHIP  Psalm 133; John 20:1-31; Acts 8:26-40

April 23 – Ch 35.THE UPRISING OF DISCIPLESHIP  Psalm 25; Luke 10:1-11,17-20; John 21:1-15

April 30 – Ch 36. THE UPRISING OF WORSHIP  Psalm 103; Acts 2:41-47; 1 Corinthians 14:26-31; Col 3:12-17

May 7 –  Ch 37. THE UPRISING OF PARTNERSHIP  Psalm 146; Matthew 10:16-20; 11:28-30; 28:16-20; Acts 16:11-40

May 14 – Ch 38. THE UPRISING OF STEWARDSHIP   Deuteronomy 15:1-11; 1 Timothy 6:3-19; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

May 21 – Ch 39. WHATEVER THE HARDSHIP, KEEP RISING UP!   Isaiah 40:27-31; Acts 9:1-25; 2 Corinthians 6:1-10; 11:22-33

May 28 – Ch 51. SPIRIT OF HOPE (Pentecost Sunday) Psalm 126; Revelation 1:9-19; 19:11-16; 21:1-8; 22:16-21

June 5 – Ch 52. GOD IN THE END Luke 15:11-32; Romans 8:31-39; 1 Corinthians 15:50-58