Living Inside Out:

A Study of the Book of James

Every Wednesday, March 13 - April 10  


Overview
Outward actions are a reflection of the condition of the heart.  For followers of Jesus, the sign that our hearts have been transformed is a change in our outward actions. 

Followers of Jesus are called to live inside out, allowing the love of Jesus inside our hearts to flow out of us in actions of love.  Nowhere in scripture is this calling more evident than in the book of James.  Join us for a five-week journey and discover how living inside out can change the world, one heart at a time.

 

 Session 1:  Staying the Course 

Date: March 13, 2019

Teacher: Pastor Tom Parkinson

As the way, the truth, and the life, Jesus promises that when we
follow him we will find the riches of eternal life in God’s Kingdom.  But Jesus never promised that the journey to the Kingdom would be free from trial and suffering.  Many have seen suffering as a reason to give up on faith.  James teaches us that when we live inside out we see suffering as an opportunity to deepen our faith, and grow in our walk with Jesus.

Swedish Meatballs
Cheesy Potatoes
Vegetable & Bread

Chicken Nuggets (Kids)


Session 2: Caring for the Poor

Date: March 20, 2019

Teacher: Pastor Jim Gascoine

Our world draws sharp lines of division between the rich and the poor, the haves and the have nots.  Not so for followers of Jesus.  Inside out living means seeing the dignity and worth of every person and offering genuine care and tangible love for all God’s children, especially those who are poor.

Roasted Pork Loin with Maple-Mustard Crust
Roasted Red/Sweet Potatoes
Vegetables & Bread

Hot Dog (Kids)

 

Session 3: Living Authentically

Date: March 27, 2019

Teacher: Pastor Tom Parkinson

One of the great criticisms of Jesus’ followers in the 21st century is hypocrisy.  Rather than living inside out, too often Christians just reflect the culture around us.  James challenges us to see that authentic faith results in good works, outward actions that bring faith to life.

Meatloaf
Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Vegetables & Bread

Noodles w/ Butter or Marinara (Kids)

 

Session 4: Taming the Tongue

Date: April 3, 2019

Teacher: Pastor Jim Gascoine

As followers of Jesus, our words matter.  A kind word spoken at just the right time can bring love and joy.  A harsh word spoken in anger or hate can bring devastation and pain.  James teaches that inside out living requires us to tame the tongue, so that the words we flow from what we believe in our hearts. 

Lasagna (Traditional)
Vegetable Lasagna
Vegetables & Bread

Chicken Nuggets (Kids)

Session 5: Humbly Submitting to God 

Date: April 10

Teacher: Pastor Tom Parkinson

At the root of all sin is selfish pride.  Rather than seeking God’s glory, we seek after our own desires.  James teaching that inside out living requires a heart humbly submitted to God’s will and God’s ways.

BBQ Ribs & Baked Chicken
Macaroni & Cheese
Vegetables & Bread

Macaroni & Cheese (Kids)

 

Lenten Dinner Series for Kids

Join us as a family on Wednesdays (3/13 - 4/10) for a family dinner and speaker series.  Following dinner,  options for kids include:

  • Small group Bible Study on the Book of James for children in 3rd – 6th grade.
    This series of five lessons will cover each chapter of James with the goal of outlining how we can become stronger in our faith.

  • Childcare and fellowship for children ages Infant – 2nd grade.

  • Quiet place for completing homework (if needed) for any age.

Contact Sarah at children@dutilhumc.org with questions.  Please register for the Lenten dinners using the “Register Here!” button (see above).

Evening Schedule

5:50 p.m. - Doors Open

6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Dinner

 6:30 p.m. - Youth not joining for dinner should arrive at 6:30 p.m. for youth group.

6:45 p.m.  Children are dismissed to their program*

6:50 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.   “Living Inside Out”