Six-week Sunday group experience starting October 22nd: “All the Places to Go…How Will You Know?” Interested in joining a group experience this fall, meeting some people, and considering where God is leading you in the days to come?
Very rarely in the Bible does God command someone to “stay.” He opens a door, and then he invites us to walk through it—into the unknown. And how we choose to respond will ultimately determine the lives we will lead and the people we will become. This group has moved to the Sunday School hour at 9:45 am in Room 204
XPRESS Your Faith Seminar Do you have family or friends, who are not trusting in Christ alone for their standing before God? Most of us do. Have you prayed for them but wondered how to start a ‘gospel’ conversation with them? XPRESS Your Faith Seminar is the place to equip you to engage with those outside of Christ in a way that is personal, relational, friendly, and non-confrontational. This seminar will give you a mindset, an approach, a method, and the tools to share the gospel in a natural way. The Seminar will be Friday, November 10 from 6:30-9:00 pm and Saturday morning, November 11 from 8:30-noon. Child care will be provided. Sign-ups are needed by October 29 so that materials can be ordered. You can register in the Commons between services or at the Church Office.
Listening is an act of humility and love. Listening says I’m going to put my own agenda on the shelf right now, and I’m going to devote myself to hearing from you and your heart.
What does it mean to be a skilled listener?
a. Skilled listeners _____________ at the people they’re listening to.
Note Jesus’ attention to individuals: Matthew 19:26, Mark 8:33, Mark10:21, Luke 18:24, Luke 19:5, John 1:42
b. Skilled listeners ask _____________.
c. Skilled listeners don’t betray a _________________.
Slow to ______________
What’s up with the anger?
1. We’re not listening to each other, and we’re talking without thinking.
2. We are living life at such a rapid pace that we have little or no margin with our time, or emotions so we are easily ticked off.
3. We will be quick to become outwardly angry if we can’t or won’t admit that we are already inwardly angry.
Two homework questions:
What is your current anger level?
What’s at the root of it?
Has someone ___________ me?
Am I _____________?
Am I ___________?
Has someone _______________ me?
Hebrews 4 tells us that Jesus is a our great high who can help us work through what’s going on around us and inside us.