Pastoral Resources

For those who are using our yearly theme to form their teaching schedule for the year, we have made the at-a-glance schedule available for download here: 2021-2022 Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers Weekly Themes

The Priesthood of All Believers Flippingbook gives a short summary of each teaching for your quick reference.

Sacred Roots: The Priesthood of All Believers
The Church Year outlines the biblical narrative of God’s saving work in Israel, Christ, and the Church. Sacred Roots is the term we employ for the Great Tradition of the Church, that deposit of faith and practice that shapes her life in the world. This year we will focus on the subjective side of the biblical account, i.e., the Church’s participation in God’s unfolding drama and fidelity to the Apostolic witness to Christ and His Kingdom. Below you will find the outline for our study of Sacred Roots: The Church’s Participation in God Unfolding Drama, in the order it is taught. We commence this study after the celebration of Trinity Sunday.

The Great Confession

  1. A Cosmic Story: Accept the Sovereign Love of God, 2 Timothy 1.8-14
  2. A Cosmic Story: Enter the Priesthood of All Believers, 1 Peter 2.4-10
  3. A Revolutionary Vision: Seek the Kingdom of God, Luke 11.14-23
  4. A Revolutionary Vision: Get Your Pretense On, 2 Cor. 5.17-21
  5. A Believing Stance: Believe the Gospel of Christ, 1 Cor. 15.3-8
  6. A Believing Stance: Guard the Good Deposit, Jude 3

    His Life In Us
  7. A Shared Life in Common: Live a Baptized Life, Romans 6.1-5
  8. A Shared Life in Common: Share in the Word and the Table, 1 Cor. 11.23-26
  9. A Member of the Body: Love One Another, 1 John 4.19-21
  10. A Member of the Body: Serve One Another, 1 Peter 4.10-11
  11. A New Creation: Do Justice and Love Kindness, Matthew 25.31-46
  12. A New Creation: Live in Fellowship, Acts 2.42-47

    Living in the Way
  13. A Zeal to Represent: Live as Ambassadors, John 13.12-20
  14. A Zeal to Represent: Share in Christ’s Sufferings, 1 Peter 4.12-19
  15. A Disciplined Walk: Be Transformed, Romans 12.1-2
  16. A Disciplined Walk: Be Disciplined, 1 Timothy 4.7-16
  17. A Fighting Spirit: Adopt a Warfare Mentality, 2 Corinthians 10.3-5
  18. A Fighting Spirit: Put on the Armor of God, Ephesians 6.10-18

    Reborn to Serve
  19. A Compelling Testimony: Commit to Personal and Public Holiness, 1 Peter 3.15-17
  20. A Compelling Testimony: Do the Work of Ministry, Ephesians 4.11-16
  21. A Generous Spirit: Give Cheerfully, 2 Cor. 9.6-11
  22. A Generous Spirit: Be Hospitable, Romans 12.9-13
  23. A Passion to Multiply: Reach Your Oikos, Mark 5.1-20
  24. A Passion to Multiply: Make Disciples, Matthew 28.16-20