Money Matters Week 4

Title: How Much Is Enough

Opening clip: (play to 1:10)

Opening verse: Prov 27:20

Paul lays out 3 key strategies needed to getting to a place of contentment.

Main passage: Phil 4:11-13

  1. Choose between wants and needs
    Phil 4:11, Phil 4:19
  2. Ride the financial roller coaster
    Phil 4:12, Psa 37:25
  3. Jesus is enough
    Phil 4:13, Gen 15:1, Psa 37:4, Isa 55:2

Money Matters Week 2

Title: Make or Break

Intro: Please play till 3:04

Main passage: Luke 16:8-13

This is one of the most interesting parables Jesus uses to teach us some very important lessons on stewardship.

  1. People are the best investment
    Luke 16:8-9, Prov 11:25
  2. Be faithful small ways
    Like 16:10-11, Matt 25:21
  3. Take care of what doesn’t belong to you
    Luke 16:12, Psa 24:1
  4. Dont let money rule you
    Luke 16:13, Luke 12:28-31

Money Matters Week 1

Opener: How we handle our money matters.
Luke 16:11

Intro: Psalms 37:21, Rom 13:8

We’ll look at nine tips to getting our heads above water financially.

  1. Pray about it
    Phil 4:6, 1 John 5:14
  2. Develop a debt free mindset
    Rom 12:2a
  3. List your debts according to priority
  4. Don’t go deeper
    Prov 22:7
  5. List your belongings
    Prov 27:23
  6. Establish a spending plan
    Prov 21:20
  7. Consider adding additional income
    Prov 31:16-17, 24
  8. Consider a radical change of lifestyle
    I Tim 6:6-7
  9. Don’t give up
    Gal 6:9

Five Fold Week 4

10 Things your pastor won’t tell you: Vanderbloemen: Tim Stevens

1. Sunday is not the only day I work
2. I’m on call 24/7
3. Marrying and burying people takes an emotional toll on me
4. Being a pastor can be a lonely position
5. I am often judged and criticized
6. It’s hard to hear constant criticism and varying opinions
7. I struggle with being a workaholic
8. Sometimes I want to talk about something besides church
9. It is challenging for me to keep my identity solely rooted in God and not in the success of the church
10. I don’t have all the answers

Let’s take a closer look at 3 key shepherding functions that are needed today

Main passage: John 21:15-19

Poimaino: tend as a shepherd, feed, rule. (Show definition after I read the main passage)

I. Caregiver
John 21:15, John 17:6-8
II. Peacemaker
John 21:16, Matt 5:9, John 17:20-21,
III. Relational
John 21:17, John 17:9-10

Here are the questions for the end you can put the characteristics first and than the questions

Shepherding Survey

Shepherding Characteristics:

People oriented, Relational, Peacemaker, Unifier, Soul-healer, Caregiver, Nurturing, Protector, Reconciler, Tenderhearted, Helper

  1. Choose 2-3 of the characteristics above that best define you and why.
  2. Can you think situation where you were able to bring peace in a difficult situation, what did that look like?
  3. Why are Shepherding gifts needed in the body of Christ?
  4. Can you think/describe a time when someone demonstrated shepherding gifts in a way that impacted you positively?
  5. Can you think of some ways we can improve caring for each other at GLCC?

Five Fold Week 3

Title: Euangelion

Yes you are seeing right, the title is a look back on last month’s series.

*below you will see the attachment to display at the end as we have been doing the last two weeks.

Main Passages: Acts 8:4-13, 26-32

The book of Acts is full of examples of evangelism, today we will take a look at 5 evangelistic attributes demonstrated by Phillip.

I. Captivating
Acts 8:6, Acts 2:14

II. Agent of Joy
Acts 8:8, Rom 14:17

III. Influential
Acts 8:9-11, Acts 2:37, Acts 6:8-10

IV. Looks for divine appointments
Acts 8:26-29, Acts 4:4-9

V. Walks through open doors
Acts 8:30-32, Acts 7:1-2

Five Fold Week 2

The Prophetic is the most controversial of the 5 Fold ministry but today we will look at 5 important components of why we need the prophetic voices in the church today!

Opening verses: Eph 2:19-20, Eph 4:11-12

Main text: Acts 11:22-30
I. Exhortation Acts 11:23a, 1 Cor 14:3
II.Calls others to Covanent relationship with God Acts 11:23b, Matt 3:2, Matt 4:17
III. Called to community Acts 11:27, 1 Sam 19:20, 2 Kings 2:3
IV. Foretell things that will happen Acts 11:28, Acts 21:10-12
V. Connects to justice issues Acts 11:29-30, Isa 58:6, Matt 21:12-13

Prophetic characteristics: Exhorter, perceptive, principled, corrector, advocate, justice-minded, questioning, truth-teller, passionate, challenging, loyalist, cause-driven, reformer

  1. Choose 2 to 3 of the prophetic characteristics that you feel most to define you and why.
  2. What are the biggest challenges you face in demonstrating these characteristics?
  3. What is one way you can improve on developing and maintaining relationships with others?
  4. How can we explore the prophetic more at GLCC?
  5. What do you feel God has been speaking to you lately that you can’t shake?

Five Fold Week 1

Title: Catalyst

Opening passages: Eph 4:11-16, *the next three are parallels of each other, Matt 10:1-4, Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16

Starting the year off exploring the Five-ministry and which will continue to be developed throughout the year. Today we are looking at 4key ways the apostolic gifts function.

Main passage: Acts 6:1-7

I. Guards core culture Acts 6:2
II. Innovates new systems Acts 6:3
III. Empowers others Acts 6:3, 6
IV. Promotes organic growth Acts 6:7

Euangelion Week 4

Title: Here I Come
We celebrate the coming of Christ during Christmas but the good news doesn’t end there, He is coming again! As we take a look at a passage from Revelation, know this book is written to prepare you not scare you. 

Main passage: Rev 22:12-17

V12: Jesus is coming…soon. (Show first)         -what we do matters. Rom 6:26 (Show this second) 

V13: Jesus is the beginning and the end.

V14: There is a blessing for those that have been washed. 1 John 1:7

V15: There will be a separation. Matt 24:30-31

V16: Revelation is for the church. Rev 1:1

V17: Those with a relationship with Jesus long for his return. Rev 22:20

Euangelion Week 1

Title: Hide & Seek

You might have been abused or mistreated by those who were supposed to have cared and protected you but there is a Better Shepherd for you.

Main passage: Eze 34:11-16
Supporting passages: Isa 42:1-3, John 10:11
Closing: Eze 34:22-24

Body of Christ Week 4

Zip It

We use zippers for our bags, purses, tents, shoes, etc perhaps it would be helpful if the body of Christ had one for our lips? 
Main passages: 2 Cor 12:20, 2 Cor 13:11-14

Big idea: It’s time to restore not deplore members of the body of Christ.
Main Point: To understand restoration you must understand the Trinity: The grace of Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. 
– 2 Cor 13:11-14, Matt 5:7, 1 Peter 4:8, 1 Peter 4:9