During this time of uncertainty and the need to self-isolate, we want to encourage you to remain connected to each other. Below are some resources that we hope may help you stay in close relationship with Christ and each other.
Sunday Worship Services
Worship services will be livestreamed on Sunday mornings at 8:15am. Bulletins and sermon notes will be available on the website. The service streaming is available through Facebook, YouTube, and on our website. If you are able, we recommend using the Facebook or YouTube links–because of high traffic due to so many churches going online, our livestream provider sometimes becomes overloaded and our website page will not load properly.
We highly recommend the YouVersion Bible app for daily devotionals in God’s Word.
Prayer is also an important aspect of all of our spiritual lives. Watch the video below to see John explain how to use the ACTS prayer tool.
We also recommend the Our Daily Bread devotional tools.
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3/29/20 Life Group discussion questions
Remembering What You Have When Experiencing What You’ve Lost
- What are some of the things you’ve lost during this Coronavirus pandemic? What have others lost during this pandemic?
- Ephesians 1:3 reminds us that God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing. Read Ephesians 1:4-14 and circle the verbs and underline the subject of the verbs. What did you learn from this grammar exercise?
- Can you think of a time you experienced rejection? If you’re comfortable, share the story with your group. In contrast, what does it mean to be chosen by God? (Ephesians 1:4) What does it mean to you?
- Imagine that this week someone asks you what this Sunday’s sermon was about. What would you say? Begin by holding up your hand and begin counting, from memory, the five gifts. Then briefly give a description of the five gifts to them.
- How does sound theology take a great load off your mind?
- Close your group by singing, or if you’re tone deaf, reciting the doxology.
- What has been the biggest crisis you have faced in your life (excluding the coronavirus)? How did it affect your life?
- We all have default responses when faced with unique or challenging situations. How do you typically respond to a crisis mentally, emotionally, and spiritually?
- Read Psalm 90:1-17 together as a group. What are your first impressions from reading this passage?
- Pastor Jim spoke about four sections to this passage:
- Why do you think God allowed the writer of this Psalm to list these statements in this order?
- What do you think God may want to teach you through this coronavirus situation?
- What do you think God wants to teach us as a church locally, as well as the church globally through this crisis?
- Spend several minutes quietly asking God what he wants to teach you through this crisis we are facing in our culture. If you are comfortable, please share this with another person in your group so that you can pray for one another.
3/22/20 Let This Crisis Teach Us | Psalm 90:1-17
Life is hard
We are mortal
Which of these is easier for you to believe? Which is most challenging? Explain your answers.
It is incredibly important to maintain community while we are encouraged to stay home alone. Thankfully, we live in a time where technology allows us to be connected without ever meeting face-to-face. Here are some ideas for how to connect with others from home:
- Continue to be in contact with your Life Group. You might pair people or couples to call or text each other weekly. The Jones and Smiths are partnered, for example.
- When you call, text or video, share your thoughts about the sermon series questions and pray for each other.
- Choose a devotional series together and share your insights when you connect via text, phone or video.
- Do an online study and share your reflections when you connect via text, phone or video.
- Choose a sermon series to listen to and use that as a basis for connection. There are many available online. You could even listen to past E Free messages.
- Find out who is totally house-bound and make up care packages that can be dropped off on the door step. You might include wrapped food items, toiletries, books, games, puzzles, batteries, medications. Find out what they need and include those items, too.
- Check the E Free website frequently for updates and other resources.
We appreciate your continued support during this time of instability and uncertainty. Although we will not be passing an offering plate, we hope that it will still be simple and easy to support the church financially.
There are two ways to give to your church without having a physical offering plate.
To give online, follow this link. Then complete the following steps:
- Login or create a donor profile to setup recurring gifts (or skip this step to simply give once) Enter your donation amount
- Select which fund you would like to donate to from the drop down list
- Select your payment method
- Choose your recurrence (you can give a one-time, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annual gift)
- Choose the date from the calendar that you would like your gift to be submitted (or skip this step to simply give once)
- Click “Submit” to process your donation
E-Free Church of Bozeman
1701 S 19th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59718