A Recap of Last Sunday

September 27, 2016

 

THE SERMON

Titus Neuenschwander, Family Minister, challenges us to pursue unity as Jesus did. You can watch it here.

THE QUESTIONS

Use these questions to further explore the theme of the sermon:

QUESTION 1: PRAY

Jesus prayed this prayer for us. Read it. Spend a moment soaking it in. Pray it.  

“I’m praying . . . for those who will believe in me because of them and their witness about me.

The goal is for all of them to become one heart and mind—

Just as you, Father, are in me and I in you, so they might be one heart and mind with us.

Then the world might believe that you, in fact, sent me.

The same glory you gave me, I gave them, so they’ll be as unified and together as we are—

I in them and you in me.

Then they’ll be mature in this one-ness, and give the godless world evidence that you’ve sent me and loved them in the same way you’ve loved me.”    John 17:20-23

QUESTION 2: SPEAK

Our unity as believers is an evidence that Jesus is real. On the other hand, division is a barrier for our witness. If you have a broken relationship with another follower of Christ, will you seek restoration by courageously speaking how you have contributed to the conflict that you may forgive and be forgiven?

QUESTION 3: GROW

Wrestle with this thought. “The opposite of love is not hate, but self-love.” Do you think this is true or untrue? Why?

QUESTION 4: LOVE

How might you or your small group love a person or persons in our church that could build a stronger bond of unity?

 

THE HIGHLIGHT: GREAT DAY OF PRAYER

Hundreds went out from College Heights on Sunday to prayer walk around the city and neighborhoods. For some, this was certainly a step outside of their comfort zone! But we would love to make this a regular part of practicing our commitment to pray about everything!

If you have photos or stories from the day, please feel free to share them with us at leadminister@chjoplin.org.

 

THE NEXT SERIES: ADVANCE

Our next sermon series, Advance, is based on the book of Joshua. Challenge yourself to read the passage each week before the sermon to prepare your mind and heart!

 

 

 
Posted on September 27, 2016 .