October 1, 2017
Use these questions to further explore the topic of the sermon:
Pray: Our text is a prayer of King David blessing God for his provision for the building of the temple. Do you believe God can bless you with resources in order to get done what he wants done? David blessed God in prayer before the people of Israel. Why not read this prayer (1 Chronicles 29:10-19) in front of someone else today.
Speak: We typically don’t like to talk about money. But perhaps a mark of Christian maturity is learning how to comfortably speak about money. Jesus spoke about it a ton. Talk to someone about this topic. Maybe you could even discuss why it is a subject so difficult to talk about.
Grow: King David reminds the people of God that they are just strangers and temparary residents and that their days on earth were like a shadow. Or, as Rick Rusaw puts it, “Our lives are really on loan from God.” How would remembering that help our attitude toward money?
Love: You may have heard it said, “You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving.” Love and giving are inextricably connected. Add to that the element of joy and you have a formula for changing destinies. What does love dictate for the recent disasters in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the surrounding areas?
- The Gospel
- 10,000 Reasons–Matt Redman
- Heart Abandoned–Kristian Stanfill
- I’d Rather Have Jesus–George Beverly Shea
GLOBAL OUTREACH MEETING
6:00 PM, Monday, October 9, Atrium
If you are passionate or even just curious about making Christ known around the globe, join us for dinner (only $1!) and hear from our Global Partners and plug into one of our dynamic Impact Teams. We also have groups for kids–ages 2 through 12.
CONFERENCE FOR WIDOWS
8:30 AM-4:00 PM, Saturday, October 14
The Women of Hope Conference will feature Kay Moll as guest speaker, workshops, a continental breakfast, and lunch. The cost of registration is $20. Register in the Atrium or online at chjoplin.org/register.
APPRECIATION PARTY FOR Brian Sitton
Sunday, October 15
We invite you to express your appreciation for Brian’s five years of serving as our Children’s Minister! Join us in the Gym for a come-and-go appreciation party after the 9:15 and 11 AM services. We will have cards available for you to write in.
HURRICANE RELIEF TRIP
November 5-10, Katy, TX
We are partnering with Current Church in Texas to send a team to help with hurricane and flood relief. We invite adults (18+) with desire to encourage our church partner through presence, project, and prayer. We have 16 spaces available. You can sign up atchjoplin.org/register (it will send you to Managed Missions, follow the prompts to set up an account). The cost is $100 plus meals. Contact Ben Hedger, email@example.com.
RENEW MARRIAGE GETAWAY
reNEW is our Fall Marriage Getaway at the Bradford House Bed & Breakfast in Branson. This weekend is purposefully light on programming and intentional on rest. The cost is $269 per couple for meals, housing, and program. We only have a few spots left, so RSVP soon to Kaele Ward, Family Ministry Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trunk or Treat (plus Trucks & Trails)
Sunday, October 29 6-7:30PM
Invite your neighbors, co-workers, and friends for our outdoor Trunk or Treat event, costumes are encouraged. Enjoy trunks turned into games with lots of candy treats. Plus, we will have music, a hayride, and food trucks available to purchase snacks.