There are 4 parts to every C-Group meeting:
1. Vision of the Church,
2. The Word,
3. Giving, and
We have great things coming!
Young Adult “Relationship Foundations” class continues Monday at 7pm!
Men’s and Women’s service night is coming up on the first Friday night of the month! Don’t miss out!
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would it be?
EXODUS 3:7-8,10-12 NKJV
And the Lord said: “I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows. 8 So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites and the Hittites and the Amorites and the Perizzites and the Hivites and the Jebusites. 10 Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”12 So He said, “I will certainly be with you.
God hears the cry of the lost, the hurting, the broken. Even when it seems like He doesn’t hear, He is there listening to our cries.
Q1 - how do we know that people are hurting around us?
Q2 - When have you experienced God answering you when you’ve cried out to Him?
Q3 - When God doesn’t answer right away, does that mean He is not listening? Why or why not?
Here are some facts:
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older.
Major depressive disorder affects approximately 14.8 million American adults.
3 in 4 Americans say they struggle w/ loneliness.
On average we have 129 suicides per day in America.
1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys is a victim of child sexual abuse
During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized;
PSALMS 147:3 NIV
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Q4 - Who does God send to bring the good news of Freedom, Hope, Love , Forgiveness, Self Worth to people who are hurting and broken?
Q5 - How can you encourage someone around you who may be dealing with something from the above list?
Q6 - Can you share about a time someone has been there to love and encourage you when you were facing difficult times?
God has anointed us , chosen us to set people free, to bring them hope
Luke 4:18 AMP
The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me (the Messiah), Because He has anointed Me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent Me to announce release (pardon, forgiveness) to the captives, And recovery of sight to the blind, To set free those who are oppressed (downtrodden, bruised, crushed by tragedy
There are 3 main ways we can help someone who is hurting or lost:
1. Invite them!
Q7 - Where can we invite people so that they can experience the love and freedom that Jesus offers?
Q8 - What are some helpful tips you have for inviting a friend/family member to church?
2. Tell your story
Q9 - Why do you think telling your story is so effective in sharing the Gospel with others?
3. Show them God’s love
Q10 - Why do you think it’s so urgent that we share God’s love to a lost and broken world?
In the month of March, our Care Project is going to be to help fund the new school in Uganda! We have made progress with the school (new classrooms and offices are up). Let’s make it a goal to sponsor students and teachers with $50 this month! They currently have 160 students and are expected to break 200 students in May.
Here’s how to donate:
Download The Way World Outreach App
Change the fund to "Care Group Offering"
Write down the group leader's name in memo line
Father, help me to INVITE BIG! Give me the courage and the boldness to speak to my friends and family about your love. Help me to see the urgency, because no one is promised tomorrow. I pray for my unsaved friends and family, that they will come to know you and start a new relationship with you. Show them that you love them and have a plan for their life. Show me how to invite others, share my testimony, and show your love to them. In Jesus’ name, amen!
INVITE BIG! Start making an effort to inviting your family and friends to our Easter service coming up on April 21st.
Note for Leaders: Take prayer requests and praise reports. Keep a good record of this. Follow up on prayer requests and celebrate praise reports.
Take attendance by downloading the LEAD. App or by writing down who was here today (either on your phone or on paper) and send that information to: firstname.lastname@example.org