StoneBridge Community Church
BC/AD What Changed Week 1: The World Changed
Interim Pastor Neal Nybo
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:25 PM

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Introduction to BC/AD What Changed Message Series

During Advent, the weeks leading up to Christmas, it's easy to get caught up in what is going on right now - in the world and in our lives. We want to ask the question, what has gone on because Jesus was born and lived 2000 years ago?

Yale historian Jeroslav Pelikan wrote, “Regardless of what anyone may personally think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western Culture for almost 20 centuries.

So, while we won't cover everything, we hope to gain some insights that may influence our Christmas season and our lives.
1. Calendars changed in a crib.

She gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger
Reflection Questions
1. Describe something that is different today because Jesus lived?
2. Is there a BC/AD moment in your life? Is there a time when you remember putting your faith in Christ?
3. Can you describe a time before Christ was in your life that is different now that he is in your life?
2. Humility changed with a towel.

he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet
Reflection / Growth Group Discussion Questions
1. Can you define or describe humility?
2. Do you know a humble person?
3. Since Jesus was humble and washed his follower’s feet, what does that suggest about Christian leaders?
4. What does Jesus’ humility suggest about all his followers? About you?
3. Forgiveness changed on a cross.

Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”
Reflection / Growth Group Discussion Questions
1. Reflect quietly for a moment on a time you have been forgiven.
2. Quietly think of a time you have forgiven someone.
3. Is there someone or something you haven’t forgiven?
4. What feelings are stirred up as you think first of a person you have forgiven and someone you haven’t?
5. Without saying who, would you like to forgive someone? What stops you?
6. What step can you take towards forgiving them?
Next Step:

Make room in your calendar for moments of humility and forgiveness.

History of BC/AD and BCE/CE

Here is a good explanation of how history came to be seen in terms of BC/AD and also BCE/CE.

10 Ways Jesus changed the world

There are many websites describing ways Jesus changed the world. Here is just one of them.
A Note from Pastor Neal
Two weekends ago in worship, I said an Ultimate Frisbee team is a community who all chip in when a need is expressed. As part of the StoneBridge community, I want to invite you to a brief meeting I’m calling The Ultimate Huddle, to discuss StoneBridge’s current financial climate. These brief meetings will be held after every worship service on the weekend of December 7/8. The Elder Board and I have a recommendation of how our church can be confidently sustainable in this season of leadership transition, while a new pastor is being called. Please join us for this important meeting.

Beginning the first weekend of Advent, we have an opportunity to help members of our own StoneBridge family. After each service, stop by the Angel Tree, located on the patio, remove an “angel” (gift card request) from the tree, and return it with the appropriate gift card attached. Gift cards can be turned in during weekend services, or at the church office at any time through December 17th. Cards will be distributed to their recipients during the week of Christmas. Thank you for your generosity!

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Weekend Worship Playlist

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