What ways can we create community as a family?
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Partnership Forum – April 9, 2022
The Power of an Invitation
John 4:27-30 27 Just then his disciples returned and were surprised to find him talking with a woman. But no one asked, “What do you want?” or “Why are you talking with her?”
28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
1. She was first invited by __________ to drink and __________ __________ __________ . vs. 14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” After one sip of Jesus she could not keep the drink to herself.
2. She __________ her life. Vs. 28 Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, She became a LifeChanger
3. She used her newfound __________ and __________ the whole city. Vs. 29 “Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?”
4. She __________ what they __________ about her. Vs. 29…told me everything I ever did.
5. The power of her invitation had an __________ Vs. 30 They came out of the town and made their way toward him.
Life Application: Break into groups 15 min
· Who have you invited? (get a total number in your room)
· When was the last time you invited? (all answer)
· Have you invited people into a relationship with you first? Why/how? (anyone in the room that has done this, discuss their why/how – 2 minutes)
· What can New Life/you do to use the power of invitation this week, this year? (brainstorm things and record them)
Neighborhoods covering in order
Subdivision off of Old Collinsville Rd – Fox Creek @ Columbia Ave; Subdivisions close by Whiteside; Subdivision across from SWIC (across Greenmount) w/ duplexes and houses
Savannah Hills Subdivision
And the subdivision across from Savannah Hills including townhomes; The Fountains; Ashland Meadows (off of Old Collinsville Rd by bowling alley)
Or subdivision of your choice in Swansea
Southview Gardens; And apartments behind southview; And houses around the ofallon park; new subdivisions across from Sports park; Prairie Crossing
· Arbor Green/Huntington Chase Homes
· Brookside estates houses and the apartments
Richland Prairie; 3 subdivisions on Greenmount closest to WC to the right;
Greenmount Apartments next to moto mart and dobbs intersection
Ashford Farms (off of greenmount)
Keck Subdivision next to the church; Turtle Creek; Braiswood Estates subdivision
Rules of Canvassing
· Do not put anything in the postal mailboxes
· Have to be 2x2 at all times; No confrontation with anyone. If they don’t’ want it keep moving
· If “no solicitation” is posted anywhere do not approach house
· Do not go into anyone’s home; If people in the yard/porch – put it in their hand; All conversation brief
· For ease of coverage, park your car at a spot in the neighborhood – go up one side with door hangers, cross the street walk back down the other side of the street and then move the car to the next large section and repeat.
VIRTUAL NEW LIFE LAUNCHING EASTER SUNDAY! INVITE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA AUDIENCE – PEOPLE WHO YOU KNOW ARE STREAMING OR WHO DON’T LIVE IN THE AREA – SPECIFICALLY INVITE THEM TO JOIN US!
§ Come as you are from where you are to CONNECT to our Community of LifeChangers, to GROW in order to change YOUR life, and to GO change the lives of others!
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§ Get on EARLY (930am-10am) to get your ACCESS PASS to Virtual New Life Campus!
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Saturday, February 12, 2022
Eight Steps to Becoming An Intentional Man
1. Be generous with your time and talent and treasure
o Give and it will be given to you – Luke: 6:38 38 give and it will begiven to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into you lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you
o God is not mocked – Galatians 6:7 7 Be not deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows
2. Never miss an opportunity to improve yourself –
o 1 Corinthians 11:28 11 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup
3. Pursue relationships that will make you better, iron sharpens iron
o Proverbs 27:17 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another
4. Study the word like our life depended on it. Study to show thyself approved
o 2 Timothy 2:15 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth
5. Encourage other men and tell your story
o Act 15:12 12 The whole assembly became silent as they listened to Barnabas and Paul telling about the signs and wonders God had done among the Gentiles through them
o John 1:45 45 Philip found Nathaniel and told him, “We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, and about whom the prophets also wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
6. Be willing to serve at any level to be great at all levels
o John 13:6-9 6 He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” 7Jesus replied, “Your do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” 8 “No,” said Peter, “you shall not wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part of me.” 9 “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well.”
7. Lead follow or get out of the way.
o Genesis 2:22 22 Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.
o Genesis 3:9 9 But the Lord called to the man, “Where are you?”
o Ephesians 5:33 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband
8. Know who you are and whose you are
o Fearfully and wonderfully made
§ Psalms 139:14 14 I praise you because I am fearfully a nd wonderfully made; your works are wonderful well.
§ Genesis 2:7, 20 7 Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. 20 So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals. But for Adam, no suitable helper was found.
o Live, move and have your being
§ Acts 17:28 28 ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your won poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’
Change Your Thoughts
Why evaluating your thoughts is crucial to healthy leadership
How often do you consider the impact of your thoughts? Thoughts are powerful. Your perception of truth is what is true in your life. Our thoughts become our reality. Satan understands this human tendency and he seeks to exploit it by replaying negative and untrue thoughts in our minds over and over.
· "You're not good enough."
· "You're a failure."
· "No one really cares about you."
· "You can't do it."
· "God is ashamed of you."
· "People will never trust you."
· "You're stupid."
When we hear things like this in our heads enough, we start to believe them; we adopt them as our reality. Even though these statements are complete lies, we believe them as if they were true.
Romans 12:1 (NLT) says,
Notice, changed thinking comes first. Once the way we think is changed, we'll be able to know God's will for our lives. So focus on these bits of God's truth and allow him to change your thinking:
You're not __________.
There will always be people who __________. get it.
Sheep bites won't __________. you.
God __________. in you.
There are people in your church who __________. and __________. you.
It's __________. it!
1. When are you most likely to experience negative thoughts?
2. How does belonging help in dispelling negative thoughts?
3. How do you normally handle negative or unhelpful thoughts? How might you handle them in a more helpful or healthy way?
4. Who in your life helps you have a realistic view of things? Who in your life might help you keep your negative thoughts in check?
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Pericope: Numbers 13:30-33 - 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. 33 We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”;
Ps. 78:4 - We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Sermon Text: Ps. 78:4 - We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Sermon Title: What’s Next
Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
Acts 2:42 – 47 - 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Matt 16:18 - And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
Point 1: Warfare strategy Vs 29a - 29 The Amalekites live in the Negev;
2 Cor. 10:4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds
Vs. 31 – 32 - 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” 32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
Matthew 11:12 - From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and the violent take it by force.
Vs 28 - Nevertheless, the people living in the land are strong, and the cities are large and fortified. We even saw the descendants of Anak there.
Vs. 33 - We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.”
Point 2: We must take the Initiative Vs 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
32 And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size.
14:1-4 - 1Then the whole congregation lifted up their voices and cried out, and that night the people wept. 2All the Israelites grumbled against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3Why is the LORD bringing us into this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and children will become plunder. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?”
4So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”
Verse 30 - 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
John 1:3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.
Eccl 1:9 - …and there is nothing new under the sun.
14: 4So they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”
Point 3: Storytelling time Psalms 78: 44 We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.
Matt 16:18 - And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
1. Attend the seminar when I breakdown new initiatives
2. Reflect on what has worked and hasn't worked
3. Keep the faith.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Sunday, January 16, 2022
Pericope: Leviticus 23:9-14 - 9 The Lord said to Moses, 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. 11 He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath. 12 On the day you wave the sheaf, you must sacrifice as a burnt offering to the Lord a lamb a year old without defect, 13 together with its grain offering of two-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil—a food offering presented to the Lord, a pleasing aroma—and its drink offering of a quarter of a hin of wine. 14 You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
Sermon Text: Leviticus 23: 10 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest
Sermon Title: Next Level Generosity
BP: Move the hearers to give first fruit
What is First Fruit? The significance of this holy day, like most other biblical festivals…
When is it given? The feast of the first fruits were held consecutively on the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth days of the first month of the Jewish calendar. "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest'" (Leviticus 23:9–10).
How is it given? Lev. 23:9-10 - "Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest'"
Why did they do it? Gen. 4 – Cain and Abel - 3 In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD.
Examples of First Fruit – Romans 11: 16 If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Ex. 22: 29 “Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. “You must give me the firstborn of your sons.;
Neh. 10: 35 “We also assume responsibility for bringing to the house of the Lord each year the firstfruits of our crops and of every fruit tree.
2 Chr 31: 5 As soon as the order went out, the Israelites generously gave the firstfruits of their grain, new wine, olive oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.
1 Cor. 15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
James 1:18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.
The impact of first fruit – Makes the whole holy - Romans 11:16 - 16If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
· Pleases God - Jer. 2:3 - Israel was holy to the LORD, the firstfruits of his harvest; all who devoured her were held guilty, and disaster overtook them,' " declares the LORD.
Place of first fruits – Matthew 6:3333 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
First Fruit Giving – Lev. 23:9-24
· Exodus 22:29 - 29 "Do not hold back offerings from your granaries or your vats. "You must give me the firstborn of your sons.
Results of First Fruit/Tithing – Blessing upon Blessing
Proverbs 3 – 5 Trust in the LORD
Context: It is imperative that we address the time or when in the text. Genesis…Exodus…Numbers…Leviticus…Deuteronomy…Joshua
Now we can teach the why of this text which reveals the points…
Point 1: Dependency – Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Point 2: Declaration – Deut. 26:1-5 - When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, 2 take some of the firstfruits of all that you produce from the soil of the land the Lord your God is giving you and put them in a basket. Then go to the place the Lord your God will choose as a dwelling for his Name 3 and say to the priest in office at the time, “I declare today to the Lord your God that I have come to the land the Lord swore to our ancestors to give us.” 4 The priest shall take the basket from your hands and set it down in front of the altar of the Lord your God. 5 Then you shall declare before the Lord your God: “My father was a wandering Aramean, and he went down into Egypt with a few people and lived there and became a great nation, powerful and numerous.
Point 3: Delivers on His Promises – Deut 28:1-8 - If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
1. Give your first fruit
2. Join a LifeGroup
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