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Believing As A Family

May 21, 2017

Acts 16:31-34

 

1. Families on mission bring the Word home. 

2. Families on mission bring the hurting in. 

3. Families on mission bring the glory to God. 

"Religious people find God useful. Christians find God beautiful." - Timothy Keller

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Week 5 - Believing as a family  

 

Deuteronomy 6: 1-9 

6 “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules[a]—that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, 2 that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[b] 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

 

One of the key reasons CrossPointe Church exists is to build up generations of disciples.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a group discuss how Your church has impacted You?

 

So How do we create a Legacy? 

 

 

 

 

What are we handing down to our children, our community and future generations? 

 

 

 

 

 

John Piper – “The great challenge for parents is to give their children a vision of God's triumph in the world, and to instill in them the thrilling hope of fighting on the side of truth and righteousness and joy and victory.”

 

Read the Following verses and discuss why creating this Legacy is so important? 

 

Hope 

2 Corinthians 1:20

For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.

 

If our future is not found in God then our lives will be dominated by anxiety and stress. We either are dominated by fear or we assume what we perceive as control. This approach leaves us being self-centered and obsessed with ourselves, our future, our issues and what could have been…. All of this keeps us from loving God and others. 

 

Love 

John 3:16 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

 

"Love is a condition so powerful; it may be that which pulls the stars in the firmament. It may be that which pushes and urges the blood in the veins. Courage: you have to have courage to love somebody because you risk everything – everything.”    - Maya Angelou 

 

Truth 

John 8:31-32

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” 

 

 

 

 

Logos, (Greek: “word,” “reason,” or “plan”) plural logoi, in Greek philosophy and theology, the divine reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

 

Support 

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

Consider the 99 sheep Jesus left to go after the one? (Matthew 18:12) Why was Jesus able to leave the 99? 

 

Jesus 

Matthew 28:19-20

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

 

Impact Statement 

 

Pray together and commit on 

  • Reaching Our City For Christ! 

  • Building a Legacy 

  • Showing our Children Hope, Love, Truth, Support and most of all Jesus.

 

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