July 12, 2020 – Full Service
July 12, 2020 – Sermon Only
Message Notes – July 12, 2020
Series: “Slow Down” – Part 2
Casting the net on the other side
John 13:34 English Standard Version (ESV)
34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
Our Prayer for you:
God has provided the authority to preach the Gospel to our neighbors, friends, and families (Acts 1-8) and provides examples to handle fear of rejection and the Boldness to move forward,
When we SLOW DOWN to walk with God:
1. We are pursuing transformation, not ______________.
A disciple is a learner, and in God’s hands, our purpose is to become Christ like, not information databases.
2. Real Growth takes ____________.
It is hard to know what we cannot easily comprehend; comprehension requires time-consuming concentration and meditation,
God is not slow and we know He is in continuous motion but we may develop a sense that He is slow in answering our prayers.
BOTTOM LINE: We exist because of empty seats. We need to be Bold like Jesus and engage our communities in different ways – “Let the Lord make it happen.”
Family/Group Study Notes for week of July 12, 2020
Series: “Slow Down…” Part 2 – Casting the net on the other side
We are living in what seems unstable times (COVID19), civil unrest and many questions without many answers. We must slow down to discern God’s will in all of our lives. Today is a good day to start to strategize on how we can reach people with the living word of Christ.
Read John 21:1-7. Some of the disciples were fisherman by trade and would come back empty handed sometimes. Although they may have had their standard practices of fishing they listened to the advice of a teacher (Jesus). They took His advice to go out to cast the net on the right side of the boat and to their surprise they caught an abundance of fish. Learn, Listen and do not be afraid to try.
Read Acts 17:26-27. Note that the bible states we come from one blood, that means that our neighbor is really our brother. Since we have something in common it sets the stage to engage with our neighbors. God has placed you exactly where you live for a reason.
What are ways you consume and ways you contribute to this church, your neighborhood? How might you shift your life to make more of a contribution?
Gather in smaller groups and pray for each other.