Manna and Mercy Curriculum

We are so excited about using this curriculum, Manna and Mercy, for our life together over the new few months.  Manna and Mercy is a graphic novel of the Bible around the theme of food and forgiveness. Each week, before cell group, we’ll all read through a chapter of Manna Mercy (Each chapter is 3-4 pages)

On this page you will find links to the week’s worship videos and discussion questions. We will also provide more resources from the Manna and Mercy website which you can check out for further study.

Each week you can find the week’s videos and discussion questions here so you can catch up on something you missed or rewatch the videos for the week.

September 27th, Chapter 15

Worship Video for Adults ad youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families is available here.

Questions for Discussion
1. How would you describe God’s dream for the world?
2. What is your big take-away from Manna & Mercy?
3. What is something that you have learned from another member of your cell group?

September 20th, Chapter 14: The Danger of Pharaoh’s Egypt Way

Worship Video for Adults and Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families is available here.

Questions for Discussion:

1. How are you challenged by the story of the rich young man and/or the Manna & Mercy chapter about the Corinthian church?
2. Spend some time reflecting on the questions that George raises. What are some practical ways Trinity can help share its many kinds of manna–especially in light of the challenges created by the pandemic?
3. What would your cell group like to do for the next 6 week series? “A Time to Heal” from October 11- November 22
4. Please consider submitting a short video to Rev. Bonnie (30 seconds or less) saying what you have learned or how you have been changed through Manna & Mercy. Deadline: September 27.
Questions for Families:
What is a way that you have showed others God’s love?

September 13th, Chapter 13: A Risen Jesus, A Risen People

Worship Video for Adults and Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families is available here.

Questions for Discussion:

1. What elements of resurrection did you hear in a new way today?
2. Picture Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a little man without a vote in apartheid South Africa saying to the military “come to the winning side!!” How does that inspire you?
3. What is God inviting you to trust today?

September 6th, Chapter 12

We met together on Zoom this week. You can check out the video for Worship here.

August 30th, Chapter 11: Manna & Mercy for All

Worship video for everyone is available here.

Questions for Discussion
1. What are some practical ways we can love our enemies?
2. Where do you see the themes of “manna and mercy” (first introduced in the Old Testament) now connect with Jesus’ life and teaching?
3. Jesus embodies the “kingdom of God”/”reign of God” on earth. Choose a favorite story from Jesus’ life that demonstrates this.
Question for Families:
I wonder which part of the story you liked? I wonder what you think will happen next?

August 23rd, Chapter 10: God’s Surprise

Worship Video for Adults and Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families is available here.

Questions for Discussion:
1. How do you envision “God’s-promised-future?”
1b. How can you live into that promised-future in the present?
2a. What is a line from one of your favorite Christmas carols?
2b. What does that line tell you about Jesus?
Question for Families:
I wonder how can you live the manna way at your house?
I wonder what is your favorite Christmas song we sing at church?

August 16th, Chapter 9: Home Again

Worship Video for Adults & Youth & Adults is available here.
Worship Video for Families is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. What do you get out of the story of Ruth?
2. Who might we be afraid to invite into leadership of our church? Why?
3. Rev. Bonnie used an octopus to describe the expansive love of God. How would you describe it?

Additional Discussion Question for FamiliesI wonder if you think there is anyone we are leaving out of having a partnership with God?

August 9th, Chapter 8: By the Waters of Babylon

Worship Video for Adults & Youth & Families is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. What stories (from the Bible or from your life) give you hope in hard times?
2. Alan Storey calls exile “the land of loss;” do you feel like you are in exile right now?
3. What lessons can Israel learn in this season of exile?
Additional Discussion Question for Families
1. I wonder how you’ve seen God keep helping you even when you make mistakes?

July 26th, Chapter 7: Yahweh Sends Prophets

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. Why does God send the prophets after all?
2. A prophet is like an architect; they can imagine what could be. Name someone you know who can envision what’s possible.
3. Prophets bring hope. What would you include in a letter to your children to give them hope during this pandemic?Additional Discussion Questions for Families
1. I wonder if you know any prophets in your life?
2. I wonder how you remember to be friends with God, others, creation?

July 19th, Chapter 6: We Want a King

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions

1. The Hebrew people put their trust in a king, instead of trusting God. What are you tempted to put your trust in?
2. How have you seen “favoritism” cause division and pain?
3. How has God been like a gracious parent to you – even when you’ve gone astray?Additional Discussion Questions for Families
1. I wonder if you have ever wanted to be the boss over someone else?
2. I wonder what you think makes a good king?

July 12th, Chapter 5: Graduation and Settling Down

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions

1. Why do you think the Bible is so honest in sharing Israel’s struggles and failures in this season of its life?
2. Were you introduced to characters like Sampson, Deborah, and Moses as heroes? Was this helpful or not?
3. What challenges you most about the Bible? How has scripture been a source of light and strength for you?Additional Discussion Questions for Families
1. I wonder if you have any items that help you remember what God has done in your life? I wonder if you have any stories of your ancestors that you really like to hear?
2. I wonder what you think we need to make the future good for everyone?

July 5th, Chapter 4: The Covenant and the Covenant Gift 

Worship Hosts: Paul & Ewuradjoa Amoah
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
You can view videos from our Zoom Worship service here.

June 28th, Chapter 3: The Wilderness School

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. What does a “universal manna society” mean to you?
2. If God were to put our community in a wilderness school today, what lessons ought we learn? Which class would you sign up for?
3. How has your understanding of God changed over the years and what work are you being called to today?Additional Discussion Questions for Families
1. I wonder if you can find some manna in your life? How does God provide for you?
2. I wonder if you have had a Sabbath before?

June 21st, Chapter 2: God Births a New People 

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. What systems come to mind? Is there a system you are interested to learn more about?
2. In your Christian formation, which has been the emphasis: God’s liberation of individual souls OR God’s mending of the entire universE? Why do you think that’s the case?
3. What did it feel like to identify yourself on the pyramid? Where is the invitation from God?
Additional Discussion Questions for Families
4. I wonder how you can be a partner with God in your life?

June 14th, Chapter 1: Beginnings

Worship Video for Adults & Youth is available here.
Worship Video for Families with Young Children is available here.

Cell Group Discussion Questions
1. What lies of the snake do you hear?
2. Where do you see the brokenness of creation and where do you see hope for its mending?
3. Is it hard to believe you were created in the image of God? Why or why not?
Additional Discussion Questions for Families
4. I wonder how God is mending the universe today…
5. I wonder if you have ever seen someone acting like a BIG DEAL…
6. I wonder what you wonder…

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