CARRY THE WATER // Part 1

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"WHOEVER DRINKS THE WATER I GIVE THEM WILL NEVER THIRST. INDEED, THE WATER I GIVE THEM WILL BECOME IN THEM A SPRING OF WATER WELLING UP TO ETERNAL LIFE." 

JOHN 4:14

 

Where do you go (place) if you need or want some peace? 

How do you define "peace"? 

 

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace . . . 

Galatians 5:22

 

In which arenas do you think Christians need to Carry The Water of Peace? 

 

Water Carriers

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Exodus 17

 

"Whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." 

John 4:14

 

Who is the most encouraging person you know? How do they encourage you?

What is it about the Christian faith that you find appealing? 

Are you in a positive/full season of life or a negative/empty season right now? 

Given our culture, what opportunities does a Christian have to "Carry Water" in the desert? 

One Foot In // Part 2

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I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.

Matthew 10:16

 

When was a time you talked a  friend out of doing something stupid? Why did you do it?

What should a Christian’s motivation be for keeping “one foot in” the world? 

What are some things Christians do to “help” the world that isn’t really helpful at all? 

What’s the best way a Christian can be salt and light in the world?

How can a Christian make sure they are only keeping “one foot in” and not falling too deep into the world? 

One Foot In // Part 1

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“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves."

Matthew 10:16

What's something Christians do that the world would observe as being strange?

Are there dangers of being siloed in Christian community?

Are there dangers of a Christian being too "worldy"? 

 What do you think the relationship should be between the Christian and "the world"?

Platform People // Part 3

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WHATEVER YOU DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD.

COLOSSIANS 3:23

 

SO WHETHER YOU EAT OR DRINK OR WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31

 

When was a time you cheated at something?

What does it look like to fail well? 

How does being a Christian impact your view of failure?

What gets in the way of making a workplace a platform for God?

Platform People // Part 2

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WHATEVER YOU DO, WORK AT IT WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AS WORKING FOR THE LORD.

COLOSSIANS 3:23

 

SO WHETHER YOU EAT OR DRINK OR WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD.

1 CORINTHIANS 10:31

 

am·bi·tion

amˈbiSH(ə)n/

noun

  1. a strong desire to do or to achieve something, typically requiring determination and hard work.

    "her ambition was to become a model"

    synonyms:aspiration, intention, goal, aim, objective, object, purpose, intent, plan, desire, wish, design, target, dream

    "her ambition was to become a diplomat"

    • desire and determination to achieve success.

      "life offered few opportunities for young people with ambition"

      synonyms:drive, determination, enterprise, initiative, eagerness, motivation, resolve, enthusiasm, zeal, hunger, commitment, a sense of purpose; 

      informalget-up-and-go

      "young people with ambition"

 

JOIN US TONIGHT FOR PART 2 OF OUR DISCUSSION, PLATFORM PEOPLE!

Platform People // Part 1

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.

Colossians 3:23

 

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31

 

 

What do you do right now that you find most meaningful? Why?

Do you typically connect your work to something God cares about? Why or why not?

In what ways do you think a person can make the workplace a platform for God?

What gets in the way of making a workplace a platform for God?

On The Heart // Part 1

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The Table is led by some seriously awesome people, and the Discussion Series this month is all about what God has been teaching them/putting on their hearts to say to our family! 

Chapter 1 of On The Heart was incredible last year! You will not want to miss Chapter 2! 

Don’t worry, we’ll get that Pens game on somehow. 

See you tonight!! 

CONFIDENCE // Part 2

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NOW AS THEY OBSERVED THE CONFIDENCE OF PETER AND JOHN AND UNDERSTOOD THAT THEY WERE UNEDUCATED AND UNTRAINED MEN, THEY WERE AMAZED, AND BEGAN TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS HAVING BEEN WITH JESUS.

Acts 4:13

 

 

The Lord is my light and my salvation—

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life—

of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me

to devour me,

it is my enemies and my foes

who will stumble and fall.

Though an army besiege me,

my heart will not fear;

though war break out against me,

even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,

this only do I seek:

that I may dwell in the house of the Lord

all the days of my life,

to gaze on the beauty of the Lord

and to seek him in his temple.

For in the day of trouble

he will keep me safe in his dwelling;

he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent

and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted

above the enemies who surround me;

       at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;

I will sing and make music to the Lord.

PSALM 27:1-6

 

 


 

Who is the most confident person you know? Why are they so confident? 

 

What opposition can a person experience when keeping confidence in God?

 

Why do you think Christians are willing to keep confidence in God in the midst of difficult circumstances? 

 

What are some things that get in the way of your confidence in God? 

 

What rewards exist in having confidence in God?

 

 


 

"The  blessing ahead will always be greater than the battle behind." 

MY CONFIDENCE IS IN THE REWARD

 
 
 

CONFIDENCE // Part 1

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Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus.

Acts 4:13

 

What factors lead to someone’s confidence in following through with a decision?  

 

What are some benefits of rightly placed confidence? 

 

What can be the the result of a lack of confidence in doing God’s will? 

 

ACTS 1-4

 

PROVERBS 3:19-26

 

. . . the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

 

How would you define wisdom?

How can wisdom be connected to confidence?