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Bulletin Notes

August 1 – Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust & Listen”

Final Exam – Fill in the blanks:

________ _________ of the good news of Jesus is still God’s plan to ____ ___ _____.

The ______ __ _____ at the foot of the cross.

The Divine __.

Not _______ people, but _______ with people.

 

____-___________ and ____-__________ have been the downfall of humanity since Adam and Eve.

The Three Things you will need in order to figure everything out on your own:

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July 25 – John 1:43-46 – “Come and See”

Entry Ticket – Fill in the blank:

The first thing is prayer.

 Why was Nathanael so condescending toward Nazareth?

  1. No Old Testament prophecy speaks of the messiah and Nazareth.
  2. An ethnic slur. Galilean Jews were exposed to Gentile people living in the area.
  3. Civic snobbery. Judeans considered Galileans inferior morally.
  4. Considered to be rural, unimportant and inferior in the minds of elites.

How does Philip respond?

With a simple invitation – “Come and see”.

God uses unimpressive people; people who have been written off as being of little value by those in the know.

July 18 – John 1:40-41 – “The First Thing”

Entry Ticket – Fill in the blanks:

 The ground is level at the foot of the cross. 

 Don’t try to eat the whole elephant!

There is no time frame.

The first thing is prayer.

Rebecca Manley Pippert Quote (Out of the Saltshaker and Into The World):

Evangelism involves taking people seriously, getting across to their island of concerns and needs and

then sharing Jesus as Lord in the context of our natural living situations.”

July 11 – Mark 2:13-15 – “Focus on Where You Are”

Entry Ticket – Fill in the blanks:

Tell your story because of who you are in Jesus.

Levi’s oikos – Colleagues who were shunned by the culture.

God isn’t interested in cleansed appearances.

God is interested in cleansed hearts.

The ground is level at the foot of the cross.

Seeing your sickness leads to searching for a cure.

July 4 – 1 Peter 3:15 – “The Divine Us”

Entry Ticket – Fill in the blanks:

Personal testimony of the good news of Jesus is still God’s plan to save the world.

 Who was Peter’s audience?

Persecuted followers of Jesus in Asian Minor (Turkey)

Let’s avoid shoulding on each other.

Faith in Jesus isn’t about philosophical ideas, it’s about hope.

Don’t tell your story in order to gain the approval of others.

Tell your story because of who you are in Jesus.

Truth matters, but so does tone.

June 27 – Luke 8:38-39 – “How Much Has Jesus Done For You?”

Demons = Those forces which have captured you and prevent you from being all that God intends you to be.

Three characteristics of demon possession:

  1. Causes self-destructive behaviors.
  2. Feeling trapped in that condition.
  3. Separates you from normal living.

Ministry is – Sharing what God has done for you where you live, work, volunteer, hangout and socialize.

Personal testimony of the good news of Jesus is still God’s plan to save the world.

Your oikos – Your little corner of the world.  Usually about 8 to 15 people.