A Challenge: Dream Big!

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Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 5:40 PM

So...how's you week going?

We just finished taking a look at the need in the world and our call to take action on God's behalf. When we met this past Sunday, I challenged you (albeit hurriedly) to discuss as a family what stirs your heart, dream big, figure out what missions and outreach could look like for you, and take a small step in that direction. How's that going? To help you and our life group as we search what mission looks like for us, I've added the "Our Mission Plan" as a tab at the top of our blog. I hope that you are able to take advantage of it.

So I hope your dreams are big and that you begin to take steps in that direction. I would love to hear your family's dream if you're willing.

This Sunday Morning - What Can We Do?

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Posted Friday, March 26, 2010 at 12:44 PM

It's all well and good to talk about helping those in need, but what can we do? This Sunday morning March 28 we will talk about some specific and practical ways we can make a difference in the world.

Also, if you haven't had a chance to see the preview of the "No Plan B" series, the take a look at the post from the beginning of the month.

Hope to see you there.

4th Sunday Fellowship (Mar. 28) - Pizza Inn

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Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 7:19 AM

As a life group, we are designating the fourth Sunday of each month to meet and eat for lunch after church. You don't have to make a reservation, but we will coordinate a casual restaurant (with plenty of high chairs) where you order when you get there, sit, eat, and can feel free to move around and visit the different people who come.

This Sunday: Pizza Inn


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NOTE: If you have any suggestions of where we can meet in the future (i.e. enough high chairs and space for 35 or so people), we'd be happy to hear them. Just leave a comment on this post.

This Sunday Morning - Biblical Compassion

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Posted Friday, March 19, 2010 at 7:10 AM

We've talked in the previous weeks about preaching the gospel AND serving those in need, but what should our motivation be? This Sunday morning (Mar. 21) we will dive into how we should match those things that we are called to do with genuine, heartfelt compassion. Think about what "compassion" means; now, how does that definition change when you add "biblical" to it?

Also, if you haven't had a chance to see the preview of the "No Plan B" series, the take a look at the post from the beginning of the month.

Hope to see you there.

This Sunday Morning - Plan A

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Posted Friday, March 12, 2010 at 5:55 AM

This Sunday morning (Mar. 14) we will examine God's "Plan A" for the church in ministering to the poor and oppressed. We will also take a look at where in history the evangelical church strayed from this plan.

Also, if you haven't had a chance to see the preview of the "No Plan B" series, the take a look at the post for last Sunday.

A Challenge

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Posted Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 5:15 AM

This past Sunday we began to look at God's plan for us to take action and make a difference in this world for His name. Out of that, the following challenges were issued:

  1. Search your Bible - Using your Bible's concordance or an online Bible search engine, look for scriptures that deal with the poor, poverty, oppression, etc. Of those, find two passages that you can memorize and put in your heart. Additionally, share what you've found with someone...maybe your spouse or friend.
  2. Pray and Seek - As we begin continue through this study, pray that God would change your heart to be more compassionate to the plan that He has for us all. Also, pray and seek for the people (and their situations) that you feel compassionate for, so that we may see as a group how God could have as act.
  3. Count your blessings - Take a look at what you spend money on and the things that you already have around the house. Offer a prayer of thanks as you realize how blessed you are. Additionally, you may begin to pray about where you may have flexibility to give to organizations that are already doing the Lord's work. (NOTE: I don't have in mind(nor will I ask you to give to) a Christian organization, but I'm just asking you to pray.)

Sorry if this is a little later than anticipated, but better late than never, right?

This Sunday Morning - 2000 Overlooked Scriptures

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Posted Thursday, March 4, 2010 at 8:26 AM

This Sunday morning (Mar. 7) we are going to take a look at a new, 4-week video series entitled "No Plan B." The premise is that since the beginning of time, God had a plan for his people to be at te forefront to make an impact in God's name and change the world. Today, there is still absolutely no Plan B when it comes to our calling to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the world in which we live.



The first installment of this series we will be introduced to God's plan for us to take action and make a difference in this world. Did you realize that there are some 2,000 scriptures where God calls us to care for the poor and oppressed as we share with them the love and hope of Christ? 2,000 scriptures!

I hope you're up to seeing how God challenges our group over the next four weeks. See you Sunday!