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Clarifying Development

In what ways do you need development? It all depends upon what you have been given and where you have been placed. As particularly gifted and positioned disciples, we each should pursue the needed maturity to do what God has called us to accomplish. [AUDIO UPLOADED ON MONDAY] CONSIDER There’s a difference in working on something because you are supposed to learn it versus you are desperate to know it. Each of us knows the stark contrast between being eager…

Confronting Disobedience

There is a sin or a few sins that easily entangle you. While we all can struggle with every possible sin imaginable, there are certain sins with which we regularly drift. In Session 3 of Distinctive Discipleship, we are going to narrow down a list of sins to the 1-3 areas which are critical for you to address right now. CONSIDER If you had to compile a list of the top 10 sins devastating our culture right now, what sins…

Evaluating Distinction

Generalized approaches can never adequately address distinct disciples. In order to see legitimate discipleship take place in your life and in the lives of those around you, we cannot depend upon widespread methods hoping to address the specific needs of everyone. [Note: Audio is distorted but audible through recording.] CONSIDER Answer these following questions: Who first introduced you to Jesus? How many years have you been following Jesus? Do you have a hopeful turn to come about soon in your…

How to Work as Worship

While jobs can bring stress, weariness, and drama, it can also provide Kingdom opportunities. Learn how to reinstate your work as a platform for worship and mission. Relearn Work isn’t a consequence of sin – frustration with work is (Gen. 3:17-19). God is a Creator, and He desires us to cultivate that Creation for good things. We should pray that God would establish the work of our hands through work (Ps. 90:17). Reorient Making money is a good thing. While…

How to Protect Your Home from Technology

While technology has incredible benefits, it also brings dangerous possibilities. Learn how you can protect yourself and your family from unwise technological usage. “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything (1 Cor. 6:12). Incredible Benefits Relationship Strengthener – Technology allows us to connect quickly when distance separates us. Safety Provider – Technology provides health awareness and security information to protect us…

How to Find Your Spiritual Gifts

Every Christian has been endowed by the Spirit with gifts to edify the church. Learn how you can discover and deploy the spiritual gifts which you have been given. A spiritual gift is given by the Holy Spirit in order to serve the church. No one gift is better than the others. Your best type of service will always be found in the utilization of the gifts God has given you specifically. Spiritually-gifted service is better than guilt-ridden volunteerism. Scripture…

How to Help Orphans

Believers are called to find some way to assist orphans. Learn how your family could help through adoption, foster care, respite care, or financial assistance. Why is adoption important? God eagerly adopted us into His family. In love, He predestined us for adoption to Himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of His will (Eph. 1:5). To redeem those who were under the Law, so that we might receive adoption as sons (Gal. 4:5). See what kind…

How to Survive Depression

Many people are overwhelmed due to a personal or a loved one’s depression. Learn how to seek biblical wisdom and helpful assistance during times of anxiety or depression.  INTRODUCTION Many people suffer from depression. “It is common for spiritually mature men and women who feel depressed to think that they are doing something wrong. After all, Scripture is filled with words of joy and happy hearts. When they aren’t feeling happy, they feel that they must be missing something or…

How to Have an Effective Group

A Gospel Group connects disciples together who are committed to growing in the gospel and going with the gospel. Psalm 1 Acts 17:10-12 If we aren’t careful, certain practices or allowances can take place to run the dynamics of a group. Here are 6 group killers: Subjective Content If the Bible isn’t your textbook, you might find temporary encouragement but you will not find long-term sanctification. We don’t need to hear what the Bible means to you, we need to…

Equip Summer Workshops

One significant task of the local church is to equip the members for ministry. Considering the stage of our church and the state of our culture, there are certain focuses that are essential for our attention. That’s why we have created a series of Sunday night workshops during this summer. Equip Summer Workshops are designed to equip the saints for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12). We will gather in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday night at 6-7 PM.…

Return

After the Israelites spent decades in exile, they finally were able to return home. Due to comfort and convenience, some Israelites never returned. A remnant came back to the land to reestablish the nation and await the Messiah. Life In Exile Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther conclude the historical section of the Old Testament, and they highlight Israel’s return to their land. Some of the prophets speak to their return and the post-return problems. Rebuilding the Promised Land King Cyrus led…

Exile

After the division of the kingdom into Israel and Judah, the nation continued to spiral out of control.  As sin increased, God sent prophets to warn the nations about impending punishment.  Their disregard led to their exile. 16 – Exile THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPHETS Prophecy does not simply mean foretelling the future. The primary job was to speak for God to their specific audience. In prophetical books, we hear from the prophet, but we rarely hear about the prophet.…