Pillars

August 17 - September 22

We say it every week…Changed Lives, Changing Lives….but what does it really mean? What does that vision look like? In this series we unpack 5 key principles that define who we are as a church and as individuals.


 

People In Process

September 21 & 22 / Doug Miller


 

Created For Connection

September 7 & 8 / Tomy Cummins


 

Contributors Not Consumers

August 31 & September 1 / Doug Miller


 

Irrational Generosity

August 24 & 25 / Doug Miller

 

 

Making Jesus Famous

August 17 & 18 / Doug Miller

 

Pillars

Making Jesus Famous - August 17 & 18



If you are going through these questions with a group, summarize the message from this weekend for anyone who might not have been there.

If you are going through these questions as an individual, spend some time going over your notes or writing down any thoughts or questions that stand out from the message this weekend.



Main Thought: We Exist To Make Jesus Famous

Read Colossians 1:3-6

How would you explain “changed lives, changing lives” to someone?

Read Colossians 15:3-4

What is your definition of the gospel?

What circumstances usually keeps you from sharing the gospel with people?

Do you feel well prepared to share the gospel with someone? If yes, what tools helped you gain this confidence? If no, what parts of sharing the gospel do you feel inadequate in sharing?

If you are going through these questions with a group, summarize the message from this weekend for anyone who might not have been there.

If you are going through these questions as an individual, spend some time going over your notes or writing down any thoughts or questions that stand out from the message this weekend.



Main Thought: We Need To Live Open-Handed With God’s Money

When is a time you have experienced someone’s irrational generosity?

Is easy or difficult for you to view your own financial resources as a gift from God? Why?

Read Matthew 6:21

Where would you say your “treasure” is?

How have you seen a connection between your treasures and the desires of your heart?

Read 2 Corinthians 8:1-5

What usually keeps you from being generous?

What is your next step towards being irrationally generous?

How have you seen a connection between being irrationally generous and making Jesus famous?

If you are going through these questions with a group, summarize the message from this weekend for anyone who might not have been there.

If you are going through these questions as an individual, spend some time going over your notes or writing down any thoughts or questions that stand out from the message this weekend.



Main Thought: We are called to be contributors not consumers.

Review the first two pillars that Pastor Doug spoke about the last two weekends.

What are your thoughts on the this week’s pillar/main thought? Is this a statement you have heard before?

What is the definition of a contributor?

Read 1 Peter 4:7-10

What is the church?

Do you think you are more of a contributor or a consumer in the church?

Do you feel like you are aware of the gifts God has given you? What are they?

How are you using the gifts that God gave you for kingdom purposes?

When is a time that serving others has contributed to your own healing?

If you are going through these questions with a group, summarize the message from this weekend for anyone who might not have been there.

If you are going through these questions as an individual, spend some time going over your notes or writing down any thoughts or questions that stand out from the message this weekend.



Main Thought: We are created for connection.

Can you remember a moment in life where you needed help—a move, a medical emergency, a family crisis?—and a friend or friends showed up to help? What did that feel like? What would it have been like on your own?

Read Genesis 2:15-18. We sometimes hear things like "all you need is God" and there's an extent to which that's true. However, how does this passage challenge that statement? If "all we need is God" why did God say "it's not good for man to be alone"?

Pastor Tomy said "loving other people is one way of loving God." What sort of thoughts or emotions does that statement provoke? Does it feel comforting, challenging, scary, hopeful?

Jesus' disciples were diverse. They had radically different beliefs before they met Jesus. Is there any racial, political, or ideological diversity in the people you spend time with? Why or why not?

How we spend our time shows what we value. How much space in your weekly schedule is spent focusing on God? How much on Family? How much on Others?

Being in community sounds fun, but the reality can be really hard! What obstacles make living in community so challenging?

What's one way your group could lean further in to authenticity and vulnerability with each other?

If you are going through these questions with a group, summarize the message from this weekend for anyone who might not have been there.

If you are going through these questions as an individual, spend some time going over your notes or writing down any thoughts or questions that stand out from the message this weekend.



Main Thought: We Are All People In Process!

How would you explain to someone being a “person in process”?

Read Luke 19:1-7

Do you think people who act different than you, look different than you, or think different than you want to be around you? Why or why not?

Pastor Doug defined ‘People In Process’ as “It’s ok to not be ok. God meets us in our mess, but He loves us too much to leave us there.” Unpack this. In what area of your life do you need to acknowledge that you are in process, and accept God’s grace?

Who is a “person in process” in your life that you need to extend God’s grace?

Jesus did not require Zaccheus to clean up his life before he came into it. In what areas of your life do you feel like you have been trying to clean up before you invite Jesus in?

How have you seen first hand that hanging out with Jesus changes you?

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