Financial Freedom: Bondage

October 8, 2017




Dr. Shane Wood, one of our Teaching Team, speaks about financial debt and how we should view it through the lens of Christianity.



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

Pray—Every time you come to a stop light this week, pray for God to reveal to you the needs of others around you. How could this awareness of the needs of others impact your understanding of your relationship with God?

Love—What relationships in your life do you engage in merely to “take” (i.e., to serve yourself)? What ways can you engage those same relationships from the standpoint of “giving” (i.e., to serve someone else)?

Grow—The first step is always the hardest toward eradicating debt or developing relationships based on self-giving. What are some practical steps you could take this week to disengage debt? What about a monthly goal? Or “debt-reduction” goal for the year?

Speak—Redeeming “self-serving” relationships takes difficult conversations fueled by piercing self-reflection. Ask the Lord to focus you in on one of these relationships, and this next week journal about ways you can engage the relationship “not to be served, but to serve.”


  • All My Fountains—Passion
  • One Thing Remains—Jesus Culture
  • Heart Abandoned—Kristian Stanfill
  • At The Cross (Love Ran Red)
  • How Deep The Father’s Love–Stuart Townsend



Trunk or Treat (plus Trucks & Trails)

Sunday, October 29 6-7:30PM

We want to do something FOR JOPLIN and provide a safe, fun place for families to bring their kids to trick or treat. So we are going to host a TRUNK OR TREAT.

People will turn their trunks into games with lots of candy and we will have music, a hayride, and food trucks!

Invite your friends, costumes are encouraged. 

You, your family, your group of friends can sign up to host a spot for a decorated trunk here.

College Heights