- Men’s Prayer Breakfast- Men! Please join us on Tuesday, July 16th, upstairs at 6:30 am for our Men’s Prayer Breakfast. We will be sharing a meal and praying specifically over our church! Please sign up on the app or through the events page on our website so we know how much breakfast to provide.
- Summer Extravaganza- Sunday, July 21st Come join us for a wildly fun evening of family-friendly competition!!! We will buddy up to see which color team has what it takes to win a little game we like to call Organized Mass Chaos! Mark your calendars now!
- Discuss the postures in which we are most likely to remember and experience the wonder of the gospel, as well as our likeness to forget the gospel.
- Recognize our own faith and therefore salvation as a gift from Christ, not based on our own merit or worthiness.
- Discuss the inevitable responses to the gospel taking root in our life.
Ephesians 2:1-10 is a concise yet powerful summary of the gospel. In it Paul addresses the truth of human sin and death. However, he also presents the unfathomable grace of salvation that comes from the father’s love for us.
Therefore Psalm 100 is a a beautiful portrayal of natural responses that come from really knowing God, which can only be done through the gospel. Some of these responses are shouting, praising, and proclaiming God’s good character.
Feel free to use or reword the questions below that you think will be most helpful to meet the objectives above. Remember, these questions should ultimately cultivate discussion of ways to respond to or apply what the Holy Spirit has revealed to us through Scripture.
- Have you lost the beauty, wonder, or joy of your salvation? Has your heart begun to grow calloused or hardened to the gospel?
- In what circumstances are you most reminded of the joy of your salvation?
- Like Psalm 100, what other ways do you know that someone will respond to the gospel if the gospel has truly taken root in their heart? (Psalmist: we shout, we praise, we proclaim)
- If God’s love made salvation accessible to you, how does God’s love enable us to seek to share that salvation with others?
- What would it look like for you to initiate rhythms of speaking the gospel over the people in your life?
- What are circumstances of serving others that tend to come from gladness and love in your heart? What are circumstances of serving others that tend to come mostly from a sense of obligation?
- What comes to your mind when you think about God? (A.W. Tozer says that this is the most important thing about you)
- Do you know that the heart of the father is good and that he loves you?
Either in smaller groups or as a whole GC:
- Pray for one another, particularly that your group would remember the gospel throughout the next week. If you feel led, maybe even discuss practical rhythms in which you could practice reminding each other the truths of the gospel over the next week.