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Series : Generous followers of Jesus SHARE him.

Today: Why does God use us to share Jesus with others?

God invites me to go fishing because he wants to catch ME.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What has Jesus done in your life? Who knows the details?
  2. What keeps us from sharing our Jesus story with others?
  3. How does sharing Jesus with others increase my own faith?
  4. How can we share Jesus with our community? The next generation?
  5. What are ways that I can share Jesus with people?

VBS Sunday: “Kids Matter”

Today: What did we teach kids this week?

  1. God made you.
  2. God is for you.
  3. God is always with you.
  4. God will always love you.
  5. God made you for a purpose.

Mt. 19:13-15 & Mk.10:15 – Kids matter to Jesus!

What can kids teach us?

Kids get it.  How can we “receive the Kingdom of God like a child?”

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. Does society/church value children/youth? Why/why not?
  2. Why does Jesus’ attitude towards kids create push back in his disciples?
  3. What is the greatest lesson you have learned from a child/teenager?
  4. How can we learn from the faith of children in the church today?
  5. How can we get out of Jesus’ way in reaching kids in our community?

Today: Have you ever felt hopeless?

Ezekiel 37:1-14: What hope did the Israelites have?

What can God do in your valley?

God can breathe life into any hopeless situation.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. What gives you hope in life? Your journey with God? For our church?
  2. What area of life is God resurrecting or breathing new life into you?
  3. Why doesn’t God simply raise this army without Ezekiel’s obedience?
  4. How does God use our efforts to partner with Him in His causes?
  5. What one thing does God want you to do so He can breathe new life?

Knowing the Voice of God.

Three different voices you can hear.

  1. The voice of God
  2. The voice of our own fleshly desires.
  3. The voice of the enemy.

John 10:4-5

1 Samuel 17:45-50

  • Does it agree with the Bible?
  • Does it make me more like Jesus?
  • Can other believers confirm what God is saying?
  • Does it line up with how God designed me?
  • Does what I am hearing concern my gifts and who I am?
  • Is the voice convicting or condemning?
  • Do I have the peace of God?

Talk About It: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Whose voice has the greatest influence over your life?
  2. Whose voice in your life do you trust the most and why?
  3. Have you ever allowed the wrong voice to change the trajectory of your life?
  4. Why is knowing the voice of God so imperative in our decision making and in our response?
  5. What lying voice or giant is holding you back from God’s truth and your purpose?

July 9, 2017 |Jesus Changes Everything | Family Matters

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Today: Who is YOUR family?

Mark 3:20-35: What does Jesus have to say about family?

Will we believe Jesus and trust his teaching?

But what about when I don’t do God’s will?

Jesus unites forgiven people who become his family.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. Who is your family? What makes a healthy/unhealthy family?
  2. Who is Jesus’ family? What makes his family healthy/unhealthy?
  3. Why is forgiveness so necessary for families and the church?
  4. How does Jesus’ teaching comfort those from broken families?
  5. How can you help someone experience God’s family?

July 2, 2017 |Jesus Changes Everything | Delegation

What is Jesus changing in and through you?

 

Mark 3:13-19: Jesus delegates ministry to the disciples.

 

What prepares us for whatever Jesus chooses for our lives?

 

What does God want to “delegate” to you and through you?

 

God chooses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What happens when people do not delegate well?
  2. How does delegation multiply our efforts in ministry and life?
  3. What are Jesus’ qualifications for sharing in his ministry?
  4. Why do you think God delegates Kingdom work to us?
  5. What has God called you to do in His Kingdom?

June 18, 2017 |Father’s Day | The Greatest Gift

What is the greatest gift you can give your kids?

Luke 11:9-13: What is the greatest gift our Father can give us?

How can we apply this to our lives as individuals? As dads?

But what about when dads are missing?

Give the gift of God WITH you to those you love.

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are the qualities of a great father?
  2. How has your dad positively influenced you toward faith?
  3. How can the church provide hope for families with missing dads?
  4. How can you help the next generation (your kids) know the Father?
  5. Why is the Holy Spirit the ultimate answer to our prayers?