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Why Life Groups Give Life

SEPTEMBER 3, 2017- Why Life Groups Give LIfe

Anchor PassageActs 2:42-47

    The Big Idea: Teaching takes place in rows. Learning (Life) takes place in circles. -Adapted from      Andy Stanley

     In rows you don't see faces.

     In circles everyone is visible.
     
     A circle is a great defense against the enemy.

Stories from the book of acts

Anchor PassageActs 25-28

    The Big Idea: The longer the story, the more epic the journey.

     1. We're in a story where we probably won't live to the final page.

     2. Cling to the smaller stories of victory.

     3. Intentionally set up others to continue the story long after you're gone.

Anchor PassageActs 21:40-22:21

    The Big Idea: If you want to see change in others, change the way you see them.

     1. Dream big for yourself and others.

     2. Let your own story influence your opinion of others.

     3. Love those who claim to hate you.

AUGUST 13, 2017- STORIES OF DISRUPTION

Anchor PassageActs 18-20

    The Big Idea: Let your life and your community be disrupted by Jesus.

     The Commands (Acts 18:9-10):

     1. Do not be afraid.

     2. Do not be silent.

     The Results (Acts 18-20):

     1. The message of Jesus disrupts the lives of individuals.

               a. Apollos (Acts 18:25-26)

               b. The Sons of Sceva (Acts 19:11-16)

     2. The message of Jesus disrupts communities.

               a. The Jewish Community (Acts 18:12-17)

               b. The Ephesian Gentile Community (Acts 19:28-38)

               c. The Ephesian Church Community (Acts 20:17-38)

AUGUST 6, 2017- WHY PASTOR BILL IS NOT RELIGIOUS

Anchor PassageActs 17:16-34

    The Big Idea: Being religious is something you can choose to do but being righteous is someone      you choose to be.

     1. Faith should determine our motives that drive our lifestyle methods. (Acts 17:16-18)

     2. God desires that our motives are righteous. (Good, godly, and true) (Acts 17:19-31)

     3. Faith in Jesus gives us a new motive to live a good - godly - life. (Acts 17:32-34)

Anchor PassageActs 16:16-24

    The Big Idea: Don't let worldly stress overwhelm your attitude towards God's plan.

     1. Life is overwhelming.

     2. Attitude is everything.

     3. God is at work.