Adult Sunday School 10-20-12

by Administrator 20. October 2012 17:33

Introduction: I have taught lessons in the past on community and mainly because as we do the Church thing we must be careful to do the Church things and NOT TO THE CLUB THING.
You know we can all create a club – I mean that’s pretty easy you find a lot of people just like you, they look like you, and they think they smell they talk like you.
But that is not what we are called to create is the Church. So with that in mind - Let’s move on to today’s lesson: and it is called - Counting the Cost of Community:
If you are going to build a church if you are really going to do it the way the Lord would have you do it – IT’s GOING TO COST YOU SOMETHING.

Philippians 2:1-11 – This will be form the New Living Translation

Paul was is here sitting the Church down a Philipi and challenging them to get back to basics

Starting at verse (1)

1Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love?  Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic?

(What is he saying there - He is saying this is a football)

2Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, AND WORKING TOGETHER WITH ONE HEART AND PURPOSE.

    3Don't be selfish; don't live to make a good impression on others. BE HUMBLE, THINKING OF OTHERS AS BETTER THAN YOURSELF.

4Don't think only about your own affairs, but be interested in others, too, and what they are doing.
   
5Your attitude should be the same that Christ Jesus had.

6Though he was God, he did not demand and cling to his rights as God.

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Adult Sunday School: October 14th 2012

by Administrator 11. October 2012 18:25

Lesson: HEALTHY BOUNDARIES

GALATIANS 5:14-16:

14The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself." 15If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. 16So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature

Key Thought:

How do you handle Church life when you run into someone WITH RELATIONAL VIRUSES EVERY SINGLE SUNDAY? (I am not looking for a call out here I am serious

How do you respond to a person in your neighborhood who has deep relational problems WHO COMES STRAIGHT TO YOU LIKE GUIDED MISSILE AS SOON AS YOU STEP IN THE YARD? Truth is - We live in a world filled with people that have relational viruses. WHAT CAN WE DO REMAIN HEALTHY AND BALANCED IN HOW WE RESPOND TO THESE PEOPLE? (Even when that desperately need – healing and ministry and a place to be restored) This world is also filled with people that have unresolved anger. (Have you noticed that) Homes, churched neighborhoods and workplaces can be filled where harsh words and actions can be hurled in your direction on a regular basis.

How do you handle that? HOW DO YOU ESTABLISH HEALTHY BOUNDARIES FOR ANGER FILLED RELATIONSHIPS?

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Adult Sunday School: October 7th 2012

by Administrator 5. October 2012 05:55

Adult Sunday School: Started September 30th 2012 Lesson series:

Relationships in the Church Lesson: Hearing Cries For Help in the Church Part 2

We are continuing our study in the role we play in hearing cries for help.

This weeks Scripture:

(1 Peter 4:10-11 NLT) God has given gifts to each of you from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Manage them well so that God's generosity can flow through you. … Do it with all the strength and energy that God supplies. Then God will be given glory. 

What can you give?Ask God what you can do to bless others. Ask him how you can do it. Ask him to show you who to bless with the gifts, skills, talents he has given you. By giving in this way, we imitate our Lord and prove to be his disciples. (Matthew 25:31-40)

Other Key Scripture Text: James 1:19 19 My dear brothers and sisters, be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. The NIV says: My dear Brothers, take note of this, be quick to listen and slow to speak and slow to become angry

Jude 1:23-24 22 SHOW MERCY TO THOSE WHOSE FAITH IS WAVERING. 23 Rescue others by snatching THEM FROM THE FLAMES OF JUDGMENT. There are still others to whom you need to show mercy, but be careful that you aren't contaminated by their sins.

Key thought: According to John Savage Author of Building Church leaders --When interviewed - Ninety-five percent of inactive church members have can trace their falling away to an experience of an “anxiety-producing event”—something as simple as a snub, a lack of care when really needed it, a moral lapse by a church leader nobody reached out when they needed. (So often a cry for help that goes unanswered) -- 95% If we learn to hear and respond to people’s cries for help, we can usually prevent their dropping out. And we all are responsible for hearing cries for help.

What are the Signs?

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