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Where we discuss, delve deeper, seek out wisdom, and make new connections through conversations with everyday people.

    Episode #84 Conversation Starter: What does Jesus change? Our Identities

    Episode #84 Conversation Starter: What does Jesus change? Our Identities

    Audio from the sermon on Sunday, September 26, 2021

    Theme: What does Jesus change? Our Identity

    John 7:37-8:12

    Questions for Reflection

    Who do you think Jesus is? Why?

    Have you ever missed something important because you were so certain about being right?

    Are there things about who you are, your identity that you struggle with regularly?

    What does it take for you to decide to change something about yourself?

    Who do you want to be in life?

    • 27 min
    Episode #83 Conversation Starter: Habit of Serving

    Episode #83 Conversation Starter: Habit of Serving

    This is audio from the sermon on September 12, 2021

    Theme: Habits for Life - the Habits of Jesus: Serving

    Luke 5:12-32

    Reflection Questions

    How does being healed change your perception of others?

    How are you willing and able to help others?

    How often are you asking questions to be judgmental as opposed to engaging in understanding?

    What helps you to choose to help someone else?

    How do you determine whether someone is worth your time?

    • 24 min
    Episode #82 Conversation Starter: The Habit of Gathering

    Episode #82 Conversation Starter: The Habit of Gathering

    Audio from the sermon on September 5, 2021

    Theme: Habits for Life - the Habits of Jesus: Gathering

    John 13:1-22

    Questions for Reflection

    What are the things you are willing to share with others around a table?

    Have you ever been challenged by someone doing something nice for you?

    How do you draw boundaries with others?

    What is most meaningful for you when gathering with other people?

    How does gathering with others change you?

    • 28 min
    Episode #81 Conversation Starter: Creating Joy

    Episode #81 Conversation Starter: Creating Joy

    Audio from the sermon on August 29, 2021

    Theme: Habits for Life the Habits of Jesus: Creating Joy

    Luke 8:49-56

    Luke 10:17-24

    John 15:9-15

    John 16:19-22

    Luke 24:46-53

    Questions for Reflection

    What are the actions you do that cultivates joy?

    When have you overflowed with joy?

    How do you cultivate joy in your life?

    How is joy a part of your life even when there are challenges?

    How do you share joy with others?

    • 24 min
    Episode #80 Simple Techniques for reducing Worry, Fear, etc...: a conversation with Patty

    Episode #80 Simple Techniques for reducing Worry, Fear, etc...: a conversation with Patty

    Today we discuss Jin Shin Jyutsu, which is an ancient Japanese practice.

    Patty gives us an overview of this ancient practice that has been an important part of her life and day to day living.



    Patty is a former Wall Street Trader and a long time practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu

    Website: http://www.gentlehealing.nyc

    Email: patty@gentlehealing.nyc

    • 31 min
    Episode #79 Conversation Starter: Habits for Life - the Habits of Jesus: Prayer

    Episode #79 Conversation Starter: Habits for Life - the Habits of Jesus: Prayer

    Audio from the sermon on Sunday, August 22, 2021

    Theme: Habits for Life - the Habits of Jesus: Prayer

    Luke 3:21-22

    Mark 1:32-38

    Matthew 19:13-15

    Luke 9:18-23, 28-29

    Mark 14:32-41

    Questions for Reflection

    Have you ever been surprised by something during prayer?

    How does prayer give you strength?

    How often do you take time to pray for others?

    How has prayer impacted your identity?

    How does prayer change you?

    • 27 min

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