StoneBridge Community Church
Ancient Wisdom For A New Year: God's Call to Converse
Associate Pastor Jonathan Lusche
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • StoneBridge
    4814 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 11:59 PM

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God has universally blessed every person with a wonderful tool but when left unused, a great strength remains powerless. This weekend in worship, reclaim this often neglected tool, rediscover a pathway to peace, and reconnect with God.

Prayer in the Hebrew Bible

Prayer in the Hebrew Bible is an evolving means of interacting with God, most frequently through a spontaneous...

Cultural Universals, Anthropologic Universals, Human Universals

A cultural universal, an anthropological universal, or a human universal is an element, pattern, trait, or institution that is common to all human cultures worldwide...
Pastor Jonathan touched on Cultural Universals, Anthropologic Universals, and Human Universals...
1) Can you think of at least three more examples of things that are common to all humanity and are part of human existence that transcend culture, language, race, borders, and religion?
2) Do you agree or disagree - prayer is a "natural" part of what it means to be human. Why or why not?
1. Prayer is...
... a relational conduit with God.
1) In reference to Genesis 3:8-9, Pastor Jonathan suggested that the first prayer/conversation/communication with both, Adam and Eve, followed the fall. How might this be comforting?
2) Additionally, God initiated the conversation. How might this be comforting and how might this influence your understanding of prayer?
2. Prayer is...
... an antidote to worry.

Effects of Anxiety on the Body

Everyone worries from time to time, but chronic anxiety can interfere with your quality of life...
1) Is worry and anxiety... never part of your life, occasionally part of your life or chronically part of your life?
2) How has worry and anxiety manifested itself in your life mentally and/or physically?
3) Do you have any strategies to manage your worry and anxiety? If so, what are they? Is prayer one of them? If so, how does it help?
4) Agree or disagree - prayer is an antidote to worry and anxiety. Why or why not?
Prayer is...
... a lifestyle, not a lifeline.
1) The saying goes, "There are no atheists in foxholes." Why does it seem like people are more likely to pray when things are going wrong and not so much when things are going right? How might the latter lead to pride?
2) What might be some of the benefits of "... praying continually... in all circumstances", (1Thess 5:17-18)?

February 8/9; half-hour before each worship service. StoneBridge Church is in a season of transition that only happens once, every 30 years. In appreciation of the Pastor Nominating Committee's hard work, in anticipation of our next Pastor - Head of Staff, and in honor of so much more that is happening in the life of our family of faith, A Call to Prayer will be held every second weekend of the month, a half-hour before every worship service. A Call to Prayer will not only be a time to prepare hearts for worship but also a time to collectively pray for God's will for StoneBridge's future. Please join us!

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