Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Community Group This Week!


These are the questions that we'll be discussing together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house--(see meetup info here). Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!
This week's passage:   Hebrews 4:14-16

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)
  • What is the connection between these verses and the ones that preceded them?
  • Are these verses meant to be a warning, an encouragement, an explanation? How do they fit the pattern of Hebrews? (see chapter 2:14-16)
  • What kind of High priest is Jesus? How does this make him better compared to earthly priests?
  • How could Jesus be tempted without sin?
  • What do we receive when we come to Jesus, according to verse 16?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)
  • How might you explain to someone about the difference Jesus' perfect priesthood can make in his or her life?
See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Community Group Info

These are the questions that we'll be discussing together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house (meetup info here). Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!

This week's passage: Hebrews 4:1-13

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)

  • What do we learn about God's promised rest from this passage?
  • What role does faith have in hearing God's promises, according to verses 1 & 2?
  • What warning do verses 1 and 11 repeat?
  • What does the author mean by "the word of God" in verses 12 and 13? How has he used it thus far in Hebrews?
  • What effect does the word of God have, according to verses 12 and 13?

Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)

  • How would you explain "God's rest" to a non-Christian?
  • Are verses 12 and 13 comforting or disconcerting to you? 

    We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

See You At Community Group This Week!


These are the questions that we'll be discussing together in this week's Community Group. We'll be meeting at the Caylor's house. (More info here) Community Group begins at 6:25, and ends at 8:00. Childcare is provided--we'll see you there!

This week's passage:  Hebrews 3:7-19

Explore (Digging in to understand the passage)


  • What are the key words and phrases repeated in this passage? Why are they important?
  • What leads people to fall away from God, according to verses 12 and 13?
  • What does exhortation mean? In what ways does this passage call readers to exhort each other?
  • Read Numbers 14:1-12 and 26-31. What was the sin of Israel that God judged? How does it parallel the warning in Hebrews 3:12-14?
  • What did "entering God’s rest" mean for the Israelites in Numbers 14? What does it mean for the readers of Hebrews?
  • What condition is there for entering God's rest, according to verse 19?
Connect (Applying the passage to our lives)

  • What practical implication(s) from this passage do you see?
  • How might we begin to live out verse 13? 
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24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.  (Hebrews 10:24-25)

Monday, May 13, 2013

This Week At Mercy Road


Mercy Road Fellowship -- Week At A Glance
Monday, May 13, 2013 - Sunday, May 19, 2013



  • MRF Daily Bible Reading & Prayer available at mercyroadprayers.blogspot.com
  • Share your MRF photos! Calling all photographer! Please share your photos taken at Mercy Road events.  You can upload them to the Meetup pages for specific events or e-mail them to Renae at the address below.  Thank you!
  • Visit our church's new website ... www.mercyroadstpchurch.com ... a work in progress!
    Community Group meets Wed., May 15, 6:30 p.m. at the Caylors; childcare provided.  RSVP/Info here.
  • Softball -- That is, if we can ever get past flood season!  We play on Thursdays, and our next game is scheduled for this Thursday, the 16th -- Info/RSVP here.  Come out and join us, both players and spectators!!
  • Books That Make You Think Book Club, meets Sundays at 7 a.m. at St. Louis Bread Company, 290 Mid Rivers Mall Circle Drive 63376 (map).  We are starting a new book this week, The Ragamuffin Gospel, by Brennan Manning. Come join us!
  • Sunday Worship, May 19, 10 a.m., Living Word Christian School, 310 Cardinal Place 63376 (map), Sermon text: Hebrews 3:7-19
    • Worship & Set-Up Team, setup at 8:30 a.m., practice at 9 a.m., Darden, Belinda, Jamie, Kris, & Marcy
    • Nursery Volunteers: Amber & Grace
    • Children’s Worship: Renae & ?? ; Lesson 27: Filled Full!: The feeding of the 5,000 in The Jesus Storybook Bible
  • Church Potluck Lunch, after Sunday Worship, May 19, bring your favorite sandwich filling and a side or dessert.  See meetup here for more info and to RSVP.

Some Upcoming Events:

  • Our next 4th & Dine event (monthly on 4th Fridays) will be at Tucanos Brazilian Grill in St. Charles on Friday, May 24, 6:30 p.m.  More info/RSVP here
  • Morning Men’s Group, Sat. May 25, 7 a.m., place TBD, more info/RSVP here
  • Thrift Store Tour, Sat. June 1, 9 a.m. We will meet at Lisa’s apartment for some bagels & coffee, then do some shopping!  Info/RSVP here.


MRF-related Links & Information:
New MRF website -- check it out!

Questions? Corrections? Omissions? Contact Renae Johnson, renae@mercy-road.net, MRF’s church administrator.