This Week's Bulletin

September 12

Matthew 5:1-4

Discussion Questions

  • Here are three basic questions you can always ask in any bible study:
    • What does this text teach us about God?
    • What does this text teach us about ourselves?
    • If this text is true, what should we do to obey this teaching?  This answer ought to be specific in that it can be clearly measured.

Here are some specific questions concerning the sermon text: Matthew 5:1-4

  • The qualities in vv. 3-4 give us a picture of the kind of person that is truly blessed by God and that truly is part of God’s kingdom.
    • What does ‘poor in spirit’ really mean? In other words, what would someone who is ‘poor in spirit’ believe? What would they believe about themselves and God
    • Why would someone who mourns be comforted?
  • In what ways do we fail to be ‘poor in spirit’? How do most all religions fail to grasp the reality of ‘poor in Spirit’?
  • In what ways do we fail to mourn?
  • If these qualities lead to a blessed life, in what ways are trying to achieve a blessed life that are inconsistent with the teaching of Matthew 5:1-4.
  • If we were truly ‘poor in spirit’ and ‘those who mourn’, how would we view other people and treat other people?

Weekly Announcements

Sunday Service Changes – Coming this Fall

Beginning later this fall, the structure of our Sunday mornings will change to accommodate a Sunday School hour in between services.

  • 9:00 a.m. – Worship Service (Classes for ages 1-5)
  • 10:30 a.m. – Sunday School for all ages
  • 11:30 a.m. – Worship Service (Classes for ages 1-5)

Pastor Tracy has written two blog posts about these changes and encourages you to read them to prepare for this fall. Questions and/or feedback are encouraged and can be directed to the church office.

Get Involved

As we continue to reopen at Stone Hill, there are a myriad of ministries in need of people to serve. Check out our current needs on the church website and contact the church office to get involved!

Fall Fellowship Event

Fall is just around the corner! Make plans with the whole family to attend our first fall fellowship event on September 12 after the second service. More details to follow in this week’s Happenings.

Living Faith Series

Depression. Chronic Illness. Death of a loved one. Life altering accidents. Do you or a loved one have these challenging experiences? Beginning September 13, join Pastor Andrew for a series of virtual interviews with individuals living well through some of life’s darkest moments. Find more information and registration links on the Classes page.