July 5, 2020 – Full Service
July 5, 2020 – Sermon Only
Message Notes – July 5, 2020
Series: “Slow Down” – Part 1
To Stay and Live Sent
Jeremiah 29:7 (ESV) – But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
Our Prayer for you:
Abraham heard God, and slowed down to walk with God – What can we learn from Abraham?
When we SLOW DOWN to walk with God:
We can live ________________!
I can live sent by:
We can be _________________!
I can be interruptible by:
We can express _____________!
I can express hospitality by:
BOTTOM LINE: Living sent makes an interruption into an opportunity for God to use us.
Key: sent, interruptible, hospitality
Family/Group Study Notes for week of July 5, 2020
Series: “Slow Down…” Part 1 – CALLED, SENT, INTERRUPTIBLE, HOSPITALITY
What brought you to town? And where was “Previousville” (the town you moved from)? How do you really feel about where you live? How do you think your community feels about you?
Read Hebrews 11:8-10. It takes faith to move. Sink roots down. Live forward thinking. Abraham moved and made his home in a place by faith? What does “by faith” look like for you?
Read Genesis 13:14, 17-18. Note how Abraham acted – arise, walk, settle, and build. In your context, how do you arise, walk, settle, and build?
Read Exodus 33:14-15. Shauna Pilgreen wrote in “Love Where You Live”: “Most of us can live anywhere. This journey is for those who want to live in the place God has for us.” Are you interested in God giving you peace here? Will you allow God to shape how you think about this place you call home, your neighborhood, your city? What might be some ways God may re-shape your thinking about here?
What are ways you consume and ways you contribute to this place, your neighborhood? How might you shift your life to make more contribution?
Gather in smaller groups and pray for each other.
The Dweller’s Prayer
Awaken me, Lord, to engage with the people around me today
I choose to make You known so that Your love may be in them as it is in me.
Come, Jesus. You are welcome here.