Connected: My life in the Church
Introduction: I am a Christian. Therefore, I am Connected.
Let’s make a quick list of pressing issues we face on a regular basis:
• Paying the bills
• Raising a family
• Keeping afloat in today’s economy
I doubt if church membership makes it on most people’s list, but it should. Unfortunately, many Christians have developed a faulty view of what it means to be a church member. The Book of Ephesians helps us see the true benefits that come from our connections to Christ and His church. Your connection to the church –your membership- will prove over time to be just as important as paying the bills and raising a family.
|Connected in Christ||Ephesians 2:17-22||September 7|
|Connected in Unity||Ephesians 4:1-6||September 14|
|Connected in Growth||Ephesians 4:11-16||September 21|
|Connected Through Words||Ephesians 4:25-32||September 28|
|Connected in Service||Ephesians 5:15-21||October 5|
|Connected Through Prayer||Ephesians 6:18-22||October 12|
Overcome: Living Beyond Your Circumstances
Introduction: In Easy and Tough Circumstances.
We all have circumstances. Sometimes they’re good. Sometimes they’re bad. For many people, their circumstances feel overwhelming. When these people can’t change the circumstances they just learn to survive under them. They simply endure. Jesus overcame so that we can be overcomers. The story of Joseph is more than a great story. In it you will find motivation and practical help to live as overcomers. Regardless of what is happening in your life, God is at work for His good purpose. Just as God had a plan for Joseph, He has plans for you.
|Overcome Betrayal||Genesis 37:19-27; 39:1-2||October 19|
|Overcome Temptation||Genesis 39:3-12||October 26|
|Overcome Being Forgotten||Genesis 39:21-23; 40:5-8, 20-23||November 2|
|Overcome Hard Times||Genesis 41:28-36; 46-49||November 9|
|Overcome Bitterness||Genesis 45:3-11||November 16|
|Overcome an Earthly Mindset||Genesis 50: 15-21||November 23|
Ministry in the Face of Mental Illness 2 Corinthians 1:2-7 November 3
*Lifeway- Bible Studies for Life