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? 

WILL I . . . // Part 3

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READ DANIEL 6 

 

Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.

Daniel 6:10

 

So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

1 Corinthians 15:58

 

What daily tasks do you have to do that you don't really like to do? 

When was a time you wanted to quit something and were glad you didn't? 

What are some things that get in the way of consistently following God's  will?

What helps you to stay motivated to continue to do God's will when you are tempted to quit?

What words of encouragement could you give to someone who is going through a tough time doing exactly what God wants them to do?

WILL I . . . // Part 2

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READ MATTHEW 25:14-30

 

"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things."

Matthew 25:23

 

When was a time you were responsible with something small and it led to something bigger?

What does it mean to be faithful with what has been given? 

What are some reasons people don't move to make an impact with their lives?

What helps you combat laziness? 

What do you need to do to improve or start doing the will of God in your life?

WILL I . . . // Part 1

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Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Do you want to know whether God wants you to make a certain decision?

Should I move to _______? Should I switch jobs? Is this person a right fit for me? 

These are some of life's biggest questions, and we know there are many others. It would be great to know God's will in these areas, and this month is about determining and following through on God's will. 

Join us for Part 1 of a Discussion Series that will change your life. We're having a guest come who is going to teach some practical ways for you to move forward with confidence in determining God's will on some of life's biggest decisions! 

WILL I . . . 

 

STOP MECONOMY // Part 3

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HONOR THE LORD WITH YOUR WEALTH, WITH THE FIRSTFRUITS OF ALL YOUR CROPS; THEN YOUR BARNS WILL BE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING, AND YOUR VATS WILL BRIM OVER WITH NEW WINE.

PROVERBS 3:9-10

Ecclesiastes 5:19

1 Timothy 6:18-19

When was the last time you made a great practical purchase? What did you buy?

When was the last time you bought something you really like? What did you buy? 

When it comes to money and how it's spent, when do people feel guilty? Do they? Why?

How are you experiencing the work of God in your life right now? 

 

STOP MECONOMY // Part 2

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HONOR THE LORD WITH YOUR WEALTH, WITH THE FIRSTFRUITS OF ALL YOUR CROPS; THEN YOUR BARNS WILL BE FILLED TO OVERFLOWING, AND YOUR VATS WILL BRIM OVER WITH NEW WINE.

PROVERBS 3:9-10

 

MATTHEW 19:16-30

 

1 TIMOTHY 6:9-10

 

MATTHEW 6:33

 

1. Do you remember the first time you made money? How did that happen? 

2. Why is the concept of giving money so hard for people? 

3. What word's come to mind when you hear the word GREED? 

4. What are some indicators greed may exist in a person's life? 

5. Have you ever had a time in your life where you were reminded that God takes care of you? What's that story? 

STOP MECONOMY // Part 1

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Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

Proverbs 3:9-10

 

Give me understanding, so that I may keep your law and obey it with all my heart.

Psalm 119:34 

 

  1. When was the last time you supported a cause or movement financially? Why did you do it? 
  2. What words, thoughts, or feelings come to mind when you hear the words “church and money”?

This night is designed to give a greater understanding of money and the church and God's direction with it! It's time to clear the mess. 

IV:XVIII // Part 2

SO WE FIX OUR EYES NOT ON WHAT IS SEEN, BUT ON WHAT IS UNSEEN, SINCE WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL.

2 CORINTHIANS 4:18

AND LET US RUN WITH PERSEVERANCE THE RACE MARKED OUT FOR US, FIXING OUR EYES ON JESUS, THE PIONEER AND PERFECTER OF FAITH.

HEBREWS 12:1B-2A

What was a bad habit you had to overcome as a kid? 

What's a positive habit or practice you have recently added to your life? (No matter how new!)

What are some things that easily get in the way of the lives God has designed people to live? 

What are some good things that get in the way of what God wants for people? 

What are some words that come to your mind when you see the word FAITH? 

What helps build your faith in knowing God's way is the best way? 

IV:XVIII // Part 1

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So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18            

 

What were some of your highlights from 2017? 

What are some of your goals for 2018?

What sticks out to you in 2 Corinthians 4:18? 

What ways can you fix your eyes on what is UNSEEN in 2018?