September 2018

The Reality of Failure

In Christ, our failures don’t have to define our future by being the last word.
 
2 Timothy 4:10-11
 
  • Failure is an event, not a person, and how you choose to interpret your failures will either move you forward in life or hold you back
  • Followers of Jesus understand that a Christian can become successful in spite of failure because of God’s incredible grace and forgiveness


I Will Never Believe

Jesus has the ability to take us from a place of doubt to a place of confidence
 
John 20:24-29
 
  • We Must Embrace Honesty Like Thomas
  • We Must Demonstrate Courage Like Thomas
  • We Must Put Relationship Above Our Differences


Process

Our aim is to become a healthy church and small groups are a part of the process that will make us healthier and stronger.
 
Hebrews 10:23-25


August 2018

Cultivate

Matthew 9:35-38
  • Recognize
  • Desire
  • Take Action


Change

Meeting God together and building relationships
 
Philippians 1:25
 
Small Groups…
  1. Challenge Us to be More Like Jesus. (Heb. 10:24-25)
  2. Meet Practical Needs. (Acts 2:42-47)
  3. Carry Us Emotionally. (Gal. 6:2)
  4. Reveal Our Gifts and Talents. (1 Thess. 5:14)
  5. Open Our Eyes to the Needs of Others. (Ecc. 4:9-12; 1 Cor. 12:27)
  6. Empower Our Relationsh


Connect

No man, woman, child, or teenager is an island. We need each other in order to become fully mature believers who are capable of fulfilling God’s purpose for our lives.
 
Acts 2:42-47
  • Scripture is clear. As believers, we need each other
  • Community is a foundational part of God’s design for humans and it shouldn’t be a surprise for us that community is also foundational to the church.
  • Small Groups are a provision of God for us to live according to the original design.
  • Small Groups allow us to connect with God and others


Knitted together in love

Colossians 2:2
 
A church that is knitted together by connecting, changing and cultivating is UNBREAKABLE.
  • Connecting with one another allows the heart to be encouraged
  • Personal transforming should happen as a result of being in community
  • Our hearts are stirring up to serve one another and our community


July 2018

God at the Movies – Inside Out

God at the Movies


Prayer and Perseverance

The enemy knows he can undermine the effectiveness and impact of the Christian life by bringing discouragement to the prayer life of a follower of Christ.
 
Ephesians 6:18-20


Sword of the Spirit

The Sword is the Word of God
 
Ephesians 6:17b