SERMON-BASED SMALL GROUP INFORMATION I. Why sermon-based small groups? A. Fulfill Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) B. Follow Pattern of Early Church (Acts 2:46) C. Demonstrate Love in the Body (John 13:35) D.Multiply the Church (Acts 2:47) II. Who will be in a sermon-based small group? A. Members of Fellowship (I Corinthians 12:27) B. Attenders of Fellowship (I Corinthians 12:12-13) C. Curious Seekers (Isaiah 55:6) D. Friends of Those in the Group (Proverbs 18:24) III. What is the role of a sermon-based small group leader? A. Build a Group & Inform Pastor Greg (Colossians 3:23) B. Establish Weekly Meeting Time & Place (Galatians 6:2) C. Communicate w/Group+Lead Discussion (Malachi 3:16) D. Report Weekly Meetings (Psalm 68:11) IV. Where and When will sermon-based small groups meet? A. Anyplace (Psalm 24:1) B. Any time (Ephesians 5:16) C. Sunday Evenings @ Fellowship (child care - Mt 19:14) D. Homes, Parks, Restaurants, etc. (Matthew 5:16) V. How will sermon-based small groups continue? A. Effectiveness of Leaders (I Timothy 4:12) B. Encouragement from Pastor & Coach Paige (ICor 11:1) C. Equipping Co-Leader + Multiplying (II Timothy 2:2) D. Energy of Holy Spirit (John 16:13) We will understand and better develop these after our initial step of faith. We will call them GROWTH GROUPS
The Book of Jonah • June 16, 2019 • Pastor Greg
Oh Jonah...Why are you running away? Most everyone of us has heard the story about this reluctant prophet who was called by God to preach in Nineveh and decided to run in the opposite direction. We also know God "prepared" several things to get Jonah going in the direction the Lord had wanted all along. Amazingly, Jonah gets mad because of God's mercy. This Fathers' day we encourage dad's to ditch the anger and trust the Lord!
Luke 20:27-40 • June 9, 2019 • Pastor Greg
When the Sadducees present Jesus with the seven husband conundrum of the resurrection His greatness is put on display for all. The Master Teacher schools them in the Holy Scriptures and the awesome power of God. Happy are all who are numbered to be "Sons of the Resurrection."