Icebreaker

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sermon Clip:

Purpose:

The purpose of this lesson is to learn what we can do now to prepare for BIG year!

Main Scripture:

Isaiah 54:2-3 NLT Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! 3 For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.

Discussion:

When God gives a vision or a Word, we can respond to it in one of two ways. We will either have a response of faith, or a response of fear. The way we respond to the Word determines whether or not it will manifest in our lives.

Q1- In one sentence, how was 2017 different from 2016?

Q2- What are you expecting to be different in 2018?

3 P's to having a big year

BIG: large in quantity, outstanding, standing out, great influence

1. Plan Big

Isaiah 54:2 NLT Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense!

Q3 - The first step to seeing big is thinking big. Could it be that our results have been minimal because we haven't been thinking big? Explain.

Q4 - Just because you haven't seen big yet doesn't mean it's not in your future. Take time right now to share with the group some big things you see in your future. 

Matthew 13:58 NLT And so he did only a few miracles there because of their unbelief.

Q5 - According to this scripture, why is it so important that we walk in "belief" and not "unbelief"?

2. plant Big

2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.

Q6 - The more we plant the bigger the harvest. What do you believe is some of the "seed" you've been given as a farmer in God's house?

Q7 - What can you plant by the end of this year to prepare for a BIG new year?

3. Pray Big

Matthew 21:22 NLT You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.

Q8 - A prayer never made can never be answered. What is something new you can be praying for specifically?

Q9- INTERACTION: Practice writing down some BIG things on a prayer list. Share the top 1 or 2 things with the group.  

Declaration:

I declare that I am ready for the biggest year I have ever seen. God, I know you are able, through your mighty power at work within me, to accomplish infinitely more than I might ask or think. Make this new year a year of BIG!

impact moment:

Sunday, December 17th we gave away thousands of gifts to boys and girls who have no way of receiving presents this year! It was a beautiful experience to share love with those in need. If you would like to continue to support the cost that it took to purchase thousands of gifts, you can donate today. 

Ways to Give:

1. Website 

http://www.thewayworldoutreach.org/donate

2. Text to Give

Text “caregroups” (space) and the dollar amount to 30131. Don’t include money sign. Example: "caregroups 50"

3. Free Church App

Download "My Church by Elexio" in App Store or Google Play Store free.

Application:

Continue adding to your prayer list this week, and remember: make it BIG!