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Bret Lamsma

Bret Lamsma is director of faith formation at a church in Denver, Colorado, and has served churches in Michigan and California in youth, inter-generational, and educational ministries. Bret and his wife, Julie, have two children, and he enjoys hiking, camping, and visiting national parks with his family.

May 31, 2020

Community Is . . . for You

Matthew 7:7-12
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

May 30, 2020

Community Is . . . Ever-Changing

1 Corinthians 9:19-23
I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.

May 29, 2020

Community Is . . . Doing Difficult Things

Mark 6:7-13
He began to send them out two by two. . . .

May 28, 2020

Community Is . . . a Cloud of Witnesses

Hebrews 12:1-3
Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses . . .

May 27, 2020

Community Is . . . Restoration

John 21:15-17
“Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?”

May 26, 2020

Community Is . . . about Managing Conflict

Matthew 18:15-20
“If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.”

May 25, 2020

Community Is . . . the Little Things

1 Kings 19:9-13
When Elijah heard it, he pulled his cloak over his face and went out and stood at the mouth of the cave.

May 24, 2020

Community Is . . . Role Modeling

Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him.

May 23, 2020

Community Is . . . Having a Common Goal

John 21:1-6
They were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.

May 22, 2020

Community Is . . . Challenging

Exodus 3:1-22
Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

May 21, 2020

Community Is . . . Friends

Proverbs 17:17
A friend loves at all times. . . .

May 20, 2020

Community Is . . . Caring

Romans 12:3-13
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.

May 19, 2020

Community Is . . . What I Was Adopted Into

Romans 8:14-17
The Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship.

May 18, 2020

Community Is . . . Love

Colossians 3:12-14
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.

May 17, 2020

Community Is . . . Growing

Isaiah 2:1-5
The mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established . . . and all nations will stream to it.

May 16, 2020

Community Is . . . Neighborhood

Jeremiah 29:1-14
“Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.”

May 15, 2020

Community Is . . . in the Moment

Matthew 6:25-34
“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”

May 14, 2020

Community Is . . . Being Like-Minded

Philippians 2:1-11
Make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

May 13, 2020

Community Is . . . Unity

Galatians 3:26-29
There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

May 12, 2020

Community Is . . . Trust

Proverbs 13:20
Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.

May 11, 2020

Community . . . Shows Me I Matter

Ephesians 4:1-16
From [Christ] the whole body . . . builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

May 10, 2020

Community Is . . . Teamwork

Ecclesiastes 4:7-12
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

May 9, 2020

Community Is . . . Family

Matthew 12:46-50
Pointing to his disciples, [Jesus] said, “Here are my mother and my brothers. . . .”

May 8, 2020

Community Is . . . Encouragement

Acts 11:19-30
When [Barnabas] arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.

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