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"Lump" Featuring Rob Bell

Posted: March 25, 2019

Week 3: March 25

Welcome to the online version for the weeks of Lent in March and early April of the Nooma Video series by Rob Bell. Each week on Monday we will post the video link we are using and the Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran pastor who is leading the onsite discussion groups will post questions. Then, during the week we invite you to return to this post to join the online discussion.

Weekly Discussion Questions:

  1. Share a personal reaction to this video.  What interested you, struck you as important, or raised questions for you?

  2. Have you ever gotten in trouble for something you had done? If so, what was it? What feelings do you remember experiencing?

  3. Is it harder to forgive others or to forgive yourself?

A closing prayer and blessing (from Rob Bell)

May you stop hiding under the covers. May you let God pull the covers back.
May you embrace God. May your whole love become a response to the truth that you’ve always been loved, you are loved, and you always will be loved.
And may you know, may you know deep in the depths of your soul, that there’s nothing you could ever do to make God love you less.
Nothing you could ever do to make God love you less.

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About Rob Bell’s NOOMA Video Series:
NOOMA is a series of short films promoting spiritual reflections on individual life experiences. The name NOOMA comes from a phonetic spelling of the Greek word πνευμα (pneuma), meaning "wind," "spirit," or "breath". The video series consists of 24 videos created from 2002 - 2009 featuring Christian teacher Rob Bell, who at the time was lead pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. Each film is from 10 - 14 minutes long and includes a short story to help illustrate a specific topic from a biblical theme to inspire personal reflection on life from a Christian perspective. (edited from Wikipedia)