Things From This Past Sunday and What To Know Next
2. THE SERMON
Dr. Mark Scott challenges us to remember that manliness in the Bride of Christ is a courageous tenderness to advance the gospel.
3. THE SCRIPTURE
1 Corinthians 16: 13, 14
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
4. THE QUESTIONS
Use these questions to further explore the theme of the service (these are great to use with your friends, family, or small group).
QUESTION 1: PRAY
Do you pray about your plans? In many of the epistles Paul tells about his travel plans. Just like us, he makes known his wishes. He has his desires, but he respects the desires of others through their prayers. Paul indicates that he wants to spend some time with the Corinthians (16:6). He recognizes there is opportunity for the gospel and there are many adversaries (16:9). He urged Apollos to visit the church, but Apollos didn’t see it that way (16:12). What summer plans do you need to pray about?
QUESTION 2: SPEAK
We speak about Jesus, but we don’t speak about him in the air. Paul mentions several people in 1 Corinthians 16. He mentions Timothy, Apollos, Stephanas, Forunatus, Achaicus, Aquila, and Prisca. We speak to “people” about Jesus. Can you speak to seven people about Jesus this summer?
QUESTION 3: GROW
Do you watch our offerings in the bulletin? Some weeks we exceed our weekly need. Other weeks we fall behind. Read 1 Corinthians 16:1-3 and see what God would have you do in the area of your financial stewardship. Are you growing by giving regularly? Proportionately? Is your giving planned? What would stretch your faith in this regard?
QUESTION 4: LOVE
Paul closes 1 Corinthians with a rather harsh word about love (16:22). Does that sound strange? But anyone who does not love Jesus is to be accursed. Nothing in the context makes us think that Paul is being cranky. So, how should you express you love for God today?
5. THIS COMING SUNDAY
This Sunday is our Annual Vision Sunday! This is a morning of looking back at what God has done through College Heights and anticipating what He is going to do. Here are some things you need to know about Vision Sunday:
- our new Lead Minister, Sy Huffer, will be preaching
- we will have ONE service at 10:30 AM
- we have ballots available to re-elect elders that morning
- lunch will be provided immediately following the service
- you will have the opportunity to meet Sy and Monica
- you are invited to bring a dessert to share (drop off in the Gym)
- if you have lawn chairs, you are welcome to bring them
- kids can play on the playground, weather permitting
We still need some volunteers to make this morning running smoothly. If you are able to help please fill out a quick form here.
6. POOL PARTY NEXT WEEK!
Save the date for an All-Church Pool Party at Cunningham Park on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM. Cost is $2.00 per swimmer. (There is no meal, but you can buy snacks from their snack bar.) This is a great time to connect with other families or invite your neighbors!