Sunday Worship Broadcast - April 7, 2019

Lenten Worship Series: “From Shame to Glory…a lenten journey to rewrite the story of your life”
Sermon Theme:
“Shame’s Remedy: Vulnerability”
Scripture: John 12:1-11
Overview: The Greater Story of the Bible is that vulnerability is the character of God. It began in the beginning of creation when we are introduced to a vulnerable God; open to wounding, open to pain, open to rejection, open to death. Only when we see Jesus do we begin to get a picture of a God who is exposed and vulnerable. We all question how much of me can I expose? The more of me that is exposed to another, the greater will be my wounding if I am betrayed. We deeply long for connection, to be seen and known for who we are without rejection. But we are terrified of the vulnerability that is required for that connection. But vulnerability is the state we must pass through in order to deepen our connection with God and others. There is no other way.
Questions for Reflection this Week:
1.  What is your experience with being vulnerable? What are some behaviors you employ to avoid being vulnerable?
2.  What parts of your life to you fear exposing to others?
3.  Consider choosing two or three people to whom you can expose those parts of your life for which you feel shame. Who would they be?
4. What stories/events of your life would you share vulnerably with them?