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Going Beyond the Sermon (GBS) is a brief Bible study that complements the Sunday sermon. It follows the Bible S.W.A.P. method – Scripture, What Does it Mean and What Can I Obey, Application, and Prayer. Click here for a printable PDF file you can use for personal or group study. If you would like to receive the “Going Beyond the Sermon” tool delivered to your inbox each week, simply e-mail Teresa Rossy.


Rooted in Love - February 11

Rooted in Blessing - February 18

February 11 & 18, 2024 GBS


Strength for the Journey - February 4

February 4, 2024 GBS


"Embody Grace" Stewardship Sermon Series

Embody Grace - January 7

Embody Belonging - January 14

Embody Solidarity - January 21

Embody Generosity - January 28

January 7-28, 2024 GBS


"Overlooked" Advent Sermon Series

Elizabeth - December 3

Joseph - December 10

Herod - December 17

Gabriel - December 24

December 3-24, 2023 GBS


"Celebrate the Saints" Sermon Series

Celebrating the Saints - November 5

Nurturing Growth - November 12

Encouraging the Saplings - November 19

Widespread Roots - November 26

November 5-26, 2023 GBS


"Letters from Prison" Sermon Series

Christ will Be Proclaimed - October 1

Humility is Key - October 8

October 1 & 8, 2023 GBS

Seek Truth - October 15

Rejoice Always - October 22

Think About These Things - October 29

October 15, 22, 29, 2023 GBS


"Childlike: Jesus' Instruction for Kingdom Living" Sermon Series

Help Us Change - August 13 

August 13, 2023 GBS

Help Us Follow - August 20

August 20, 2023 GBS

Help Us Understand - August 27

August 27, 2023 GBS

Help Us Be Bold - September 3

September 3, 2023 GBS

Help Us Know Our Worth - September 10

September 10, 2023 GBS

Help Us Dream - September 17

September 17, 2023 GBS

Help Us to Learn - September 24

September 24, 2023 GBS

 


"Summer By the Sea" Sermon Series

Deep Calls to Deep - June 4 

First Things First - June 11

The Healing on the Way to the Healing - June 18

Flipping the Script - June 25

Snapshots of the Kingdom - July 2

 

June 4 - July 2, 2023 GBS

What's In a Name? - July 9

Seconds and Leftovers - July 16

No Lifeguard on Duty - July 23

Fishing for Answers - July 30

Coming Back to Who We Are - August 6

 

July 9 - August 6, 2023 GBS


 

The Next Generation of the Holy Spirit 

May 28 

May 28, 2023 GBS


"Beginnings: The Book of Genesis" Sermon Series

God and Creation - April 16 

April 16, 2023 GBS

God's Presence in the Midst of Sin - April 23

April 23, 2023 GBS

The Best and Worst of Humanity - April 30

April 30, 2023 GBS

Our Origin Stories - May 7 

May 7, 2023 GBS

The Blessings and the Curses of Life - May 14

May 14, 2023 GBS

Taking God's Image to Every Corner of the World - May 21 

May 21, 2023 GBS


"Sensing God: Encountering God Through the Senses" Sermon Series

February 26 - April 2, 2023 GBS

See - February 26

Taste - March 5

Welcoming Guest Pastor, Bishop Mande Muyombo

Touch - March 12

Hear - March 19

Smell - March 26

Perceive - April 2


“Tethered to God” Sermon Series

FEBRUARY 5 - 19, 2023

In Times of Certainty - February 5

In Times of Confusion - February 12

In Times of Clarity - February 19

February 5-19, 2023 GBS


 

"Freely Receive, Freely Give" Sermon Series

JANUARY 8-29, 2023

The Way of the Visionary - January 8

January 8, 2023 GBS

The Way of the King - January 15

January 15, 2023 GBS

The Way of the Healer - January 22

January 22, 2023 GBS

The Way of the Teacher - January 29

January 29, 2023 GBS



"Goodness and Light" Sermon Series

November 27 - December 24, 2022
 

Do You See What I See? - November 27

Do You Hear What I Hear? - December 4

Do You Know What I Know - December 11


Listen to What I Say! - December 18

Goodness and Light - December 24

 

NOVEMBER 27 - December 24, 2022 GBS


"For All the Saints" Sermon Series

November 6-20, 2022
 

For All the Saints - November 6

A Fullness of Life - November 13

Christ the King - November 20

NOVEMBER 6-20, 2022 GBS


"BE" Sermon Series

October 2 - 30, 2022
 

Do Justice - October 2

October 2, 2022 GBS

Loving Kindness - October 9

October 9, 2022 GBS

Walking Humbly - October 16

October 16, 2022 GBS

Love Your Neighbor - October 23

October 23, 2022 GBS

Where Politics and Religion Meet - October 30

October 30, 2022 GBS


"One" Sermon Series

August 14 - September 25, 2022
 

The One - The Great Revelation of God - August 14

One Foundation - August 21

AUGUST 14 - 21, 2022 GBS

One Spirit - August 28

One Body - September 4

AUGUST 28 - Sept. 4, 2022 GBS

One Kindom - September 11

Sept. 11, 2022 GBS

One Message - September 18

One Prayer - September 25

Sept. 18 - 25, 2022 GBS


 

Boundless Love Sermon Series

JUNE 12 - AUGUST 7, 2022
 

The Building Blocks of Love - June 12

The Witness of Love - June 19

June 12-19, 2022 GBS

The Prompting of Love - June 26

The Risk of Love - July 3

June 26 -July 3, 2022 GBS

The Vision of Love - July 10

The Engaging Work of Love - July 17

July 10-17, 2022 GBS

The Vulnerability of Love - July 24

The Prayer of Love - July 31

The Quality of Love - August 7

July 24 - August 7, 2022 GBS


 

More than a Question Sermon Series

May 1 - 29, 2022

 Who Do You Say that I Am? - May 1

Why Worry? - May 8

Can You Drink the Cup? - May 15

Do You Want to Be Healed? - May 22 

What Are You Looking For? - May 29

May 1-29, 2022 GBS


Rhythms of Grace: Keeping Company with Jesus

March 6 - April 10, 2022

 ... Through Walking with Him - March 6

... Through Facing Fear - March 13

 ... Through Cultivating a New Mind - March 20

 ... Through Scandalous Grace - March 27

 ... Through Offering Our Resources - April 3

... Through Humility - April 10

March 6 - April 10, 2022 GBS


 Listen to Jesus: The Sermon on the Plain

February 6 - 27, 2022

Jesus Tells Us How to Treat One Another - Feb. 6
Jesus Tells Us How to See Ourselves - Feb. 13
Jesus Tells Us What God Commands - Feb. 20
Jesus Shows Us the Way - Feb. 27

Feb. 6-27, 2022 GBS


Following Jesus: The Way, The Truth, The Life

January 9 - 30, 2022

The Baptism of Jesus - January 9
The Temptation of Jesus - January 16
The Path of Jesus - January 23
The Community of Jesus - January 30

Jan. 9-30, 2022 GBS


God with Us: Praying the Names of Jesus

November 28 - December 26, 2021

Jesus Christ, O Wisdom From on High - November 28
Jesus Christ, O Root of Jesse - December 5
Jesus Christ, O Key of David - December 12
Jesus Christ, O King of Nations - December 19
Jesus Christ, O Bright and Morning Star - December 26

Nov. 28 - Dec. 26, 2021 GBS


Legacy of Faith Sermon Series

October 31 - November 21, 2021

The Family Legacy - October 31
Legacy of the Saints (All Saints Sunday) - November 7
Legacy of Encouragement - November 14
The Gratitude Legacy - November 21

Oct. 31-Nov. 21, 2021 GBS


Re:Member | Re:Set | Re:Ply Sermon Series

August 14 - October 24, 2021

The Practice of Saying No: Sabbath
The Practice of Feeling Pain: Breakthrough
The Practice of Tempered Reslience
The Practice of Pronouncing Blessings: Benediction

October 3-24, 2021 GBS


The Practice of Getting Lost: Wilderness
The Practice of Encountering Others: Community
The Practice of Living with Purpose: Vocation

September 12 - 26, 2021 GBS


 

The Practice of Waking Up to God: Vision
The Practice of Paying Attention: Reverence
The Practice of Wearing Skin: Incarnation
The Practice of Walking on the Earth: Groundedness

August 15 - September 5, 2021 GBS


Template for Summer Sermons

Welcome, Summer 2021! It already feels much different than last summer and for that I am thankful. Going Beyond the Sermon will be different this summer as well. Below is link to a template for sermon notes that you can use until the middle of August. The instructions may sound familiar to our long-time subscribers because they were first developed by Rev. Bob Johnson, who started the Going Beyond the Sermon ministry, using his Bible S.W.A.P. method for engaging with Scripture. And that is the purpose of this ministry -- that you will engage with Scripture every week, asking God for insight into the text that applies directly to your life. Hebrews 4:12 reminds us that "Indeed, the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing until it divides soul from spirit, joints from marrow; it is able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart."

June 6 - August 8, 2021 GBS


Chapelwood's Great Commissions

May 30, 2021 GBS

 

Pouring Out Our Lives for the World

May 23, 2021 GBS


The Way to Love Sermon Series

April 11 - May 16, 2021

Sent into the World for Jesus

May 16, 2021 GBS

The Way to Love

May 9, 2021 GBS

 

Grafted in the Way of Love

May 2, 2021 GBS

Listening to the Shepherd's Whisper

April 25, 2021 GBS

The Hidden Place of Love

April 18, 2021 GBS

All the Light You Cannot See

April 11, 2021 GBS