Voices

On March 22, 2014, in Featured-Auto, by Shoreline

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Voices

VOICES… There are countless voices crying for your attention. Sometimes the voices are so loud that they become deafening! This has always been the case. In the days of Jesus there were voices that expressed doubt about Jesus, that denied Him, and that betrayed him. There were also voices that affirmed Jesus as Savior, that expressed love, and that cried out, “Hosanna!” Some rejected and others embraced Jesus. This Easter season we will listen to many voices and determine which ones are worth listening to and which ones should be blocked out. We will also discover that we can lift up our voice and speak the truth about Jesus that this world really needs to hear.

Services times are: Sunday Morning – 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. AND Monday Night – 6:30 p.m.
(Sign Language interpretation at 11:30 a.m. service)

Voices-Email-Blast

Voices

VOICES… There are countless voices crying for your attention. Sometimes the voices are so loud that they become deafening! This has always been the case. In the days of Jesus there were voices that expressed doubt about Jesus, that denied Him, and that betrayed him. There were also voices that affirmed Jesus as Savior, that expressed love, and that cried out, “Hosanna!” Some rejected and others embraced Jesus. This Easter season we will listen to many voices and determine which ones are worth listening to and which ones should be blocked out. We will also discover that we can lift up our voice and speak the truth about Jesus that this world really needs to hear.

Services times are: Sunday Morning – 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. AND Monday Night – 6:30 p.m.
(Sign Language interpretation at 11:30 a.m. service)

Weekly Reading :: 3.16.14

On March 15, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayColossians 3
MondayEphesians 5
TuesdayEphesians 6
WednesdayJames 2
Thursday2 Thessalonians 3
Friday1 Corinthians 10
SaturdayColossians 3

Find Yourself
Discover the Divine Design for Your Life

Memorize/Reflect: “…if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:8)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to help you take the time and make the effort to discover and develop your unique gifting. Commit to God that you will use the gifts He has given you today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.

“Live It!” Challenge – Ministry Open House: Commit to join us on Tuesday, March 18 from 6-8p at the church for the Ministry Open House. Visit a number of the rooms and talk with the leaders, be in prayer for them, and learn more about a ministry that might be a place where you can serve Jesus and others.

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. If you have been in a church where many people were developing and using their gifts to glorify God and bless others, tell about how this engagement of so many people impacted the health and mission of the church.
      2. If you have been in a church where very few people were actually discovering, developing, and deploying their spiritual gifts, how did this impact the moral, mission, and impact of the church?
      3. Read: Romans 12:3-8 Why is humility and sober judgment so important for each of us as we discover and use our spiritual gifts? What could happen if we try to use our spiritual gift without humility and sober judgment?
      4. Why is it critical that we see ourselves as parts of a body rather than independent of each other when we use the God-given gifts that we have?
      5. The apostle Paul boldly calls people out to use their gifts. If you have teaching gifts…then teach! If you have leadership gifts, be diligent and lead! If Paul was talking boldly to you about your God-given gifts, what do you think He would say?
      6. Read: Romans 12:9-13 Make a list of the various exhortations and challenges Paul puts before us in this passage (There are at least a dozen!). Why are each of these important as we function as a body and use our gifts together?
      7. What is one of these exhortations that you feel reflects the way you serve and live? Take a moment to share and celebrate this area where God is growing you and working in you.
      8. What is one of these exhortations that you feel you need to hear and adopt into your life? How can your group members encourage you in your effort to grow in this area of your life?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayColossians 3
MondayEphesians 5
TuesdayEphesians 6
WednesdayJames 2
Thursday2 Thessalonians 3
Friday1 Corinthians 10
SaturdayColossians 3

Find Yourself
Discover the Divine Design for Your Life

Memorize/Reflect: “…if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.” (Romans 12:8)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to help you take the time and make the effort to discover and develop your unique gifting. Commit to God that you will use the gifts He has given you today, tomorrow, and for the rest of your life.

“Live It!” Challenge – Ministry Open House: Commit to join us on Tuesday, March 18 from 6-8p at the church for the Ministry Open House. Visit a number of the rooms and talk with the leaders, be in prayer for them, and learn more about a ministry that might be a place where you can serve Jesus and others.

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. If you have been in a church where many people were developing and using their gifts to glorify God and bless others, tell about how this engagement of so many people impacted the health and mission of the church.
      2. If you have been in a church where very few people were actually discovering, developing, and deploying their spiritual gifts, how did this impact the moral, mission, and impact of the church?
      3. Read: Romans 12:3-8 Why is humility and sober judgment so important for each of us as we discover and use our spiritual gifts? What could happen if we try to use our spiritual gift without humility and sober judgment?
      4. Why is it critical that we see ourselves as parts of a body rather than independent of each other when we use the God-given gifts that we have?
      5. The apostle Paul boldly calls people out to use their gifts. If you have teaching gifts…then teach! If you have leadership gifts, be diligent and lead! If Paul was talking boldly to you about your God-given gifts, what do you think He would say?
      6. Read: Romans 12:9-13 Make a list of the various exhortations and challenges Paul puts before us in this passage (There are at least a dozen!). Why are each of these important as we function as a body and use our gifts together?
      7. What is one of these exhortations that you feel reflects the way you serve and live? Take a moment to share and celebrate this area where God is growing you and working in you.
      8. What is one of these exhortations that you feel you need to hear and adopt into your life? How can your group members encourage you in your effort to grow in this area of your life?

Weekly Reading :: 2.16.14

On February 15, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayPsalm 119:1-64
MondayPsalm 119:65-128
TuesdayPsalm 119:129-176
WednesdayRomans 6
ThursdayMatthew 28 , & Acts 1
Friday1 Corinthians 12 & Romans 12
SaturdayPhilippians 4

Shockwaves – Week 6
“Change the Whole World with One Powerful Word”

Memorize/Reflect:  “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)

Prayer Direction:  Pray the many names of Jesus and Praise God for each of them. Begin with Savior, Lord, King of Kings, Prince of Peace, Son of God, Son of Man, Bread of Life, the Vine, and keep on going through names given in the Bible. Thank Him for what each of these names teaches you about Him and your relationship with God because of who Jesus is. Also, pray that the light, love, and grace of Jesus will shine through your life so others will know the power and salvation that comes through His name.

“Live It!” Challenge – Impact List : Make a list of people in your life who do not yet know the love and grace of Jesus. Pray for them each day, for the next month. Ask God to open and soften their hearts to the gospel. Also, pray that you will be gentle, yet bold, in sharing your story of faith, and the good news of Jesus.

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. Read: Matthew 9:35-38 . In this passage Jesus uses the image of a harvest and harvesters. The harvest is people who have not yet come to faith in Jesus Christ. The harvesters are those who already know Jesus and are called to go out and share his love and message. What does Jesus teach about the harvest and those who are sent to bring it in?
      2. Read: The introduction to chapter sixteen about people who say, “What about us? Don’t forget us!” (Pages 229-232) What can happen to a church that spends all its time and energy caring for those who are already in God’s family and neglects those outside?
      3. One of the ways we make the shift from focusing on ourselves to caring for the world is by remembering what we have because of Jesus. Work as a Growth Group to make a list of the enduring things we receive when we become children of God through faith in Jesus.As followers of Jesus these are some of the things we have that will last forever:








        What do those who are not followers of Jesus have that is of eternal value?

      4. How should the two lists above impact the way we set priorities in our lives and in the church?
      5. What were some of the risks Jesus took to reach out to people who were outcasts, lost and wandering like sheep without a shepherd? What were some of the consequences of the risks Jesus took?
      6. Reaching out to those who are not followers of Jesus can be messy and costly. But, it is always worth the investment when God brings in a harvest of people who come to faith in Jesus. What risk is God calling you to take so that you can share his love more effectively? What risks might God be calling your church to take?
      7. Part of entering into God’s call to reach the world is learning to get out of the church and live beyond our comfortable Christian circles. This happens as we enter into the lives and worlds of those who do not know Jesus as the leader of their lives. What is one step you can take to connect more closely in your community and with those outside of God’s family?
      8. Read: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 5:13-16. Every person who follows Jesus is called to let their light shine. Our lives are to be like salt that causes people to thirst for the living water that only Jesus can offer. We are to be prepared to tell others about the hope we have in Jesus Christ. But, we each do this in different ways…with styles that are unique to us. Discovering your evangelism style is like trying on an outfit. Some fit and others don’t. The key is that we try various evangelism styles until we find one that fits us. In chapter seventeen of Seismic Shifts we looked at six distinct evangelism styles. They are:
        • Confrontational (Like Peter in Acts 2)
        • Intellectual (Like Paul in Acts 17)
        • Testimonial (Like the blind man in John 9)
        • Interpersonal (Like Matthew in Luke 5)
        • Invitational (Like the woman at the well in John 4)
        • Serving (Like Dorcas in Acts 9)
        Tell about how you have tried on one or more of these styles. Which one do you think fits you best?
      9. Read: The introduction to chapter eighteen about Patches the dog (Page 253-254) Most of us have met people who have tried to force the message of Jesus down our throat like a tablespoon of caster oil. We have also known people who have walked with us in a patient and loving relationship and shared Jesus in the natural flow of the relationship. Describe how you feel these two approaches to evangelism impact those who are not yet followers of Jesus.
      10. Read: 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 What is our part in the process of evangelism and what is God’s part? How can a clear understanding of our role in evangelism lead to confidence, peace and freedom?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayPsalm 119:1-64
MondayPsalm 119:65-128
TuesdayPsalm 119:129-176
WednesdayRomans 6
ThursdayMatthew 28 , & Acts 1
Friday1 Corinthians 12 & Romans 12
SaturdayPhilippians 4

Shockwaves – Week 6
“Change the Whole World with One Powerful Word”

Memorize/Reflect:  “Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:9-11)

Prayer Direction:  Pray the many names of Jesus and Praise God for each of them. Begin with Savior, Lord, King of Kings, Prince of Peace, Son of God, Son of Man, Bread of Life, the Vine, and keep on going through names given in the Bible. Thank Him for what each of these names teaches you about Him and your relationship with God because of who Jesus is. Also, pray that the light, love, and grace of Jesus will shine through your life so others will know the power and salvation that comes through His name.

“Live It!” Challenge – Impact List : Make a list of people in your life who do not yet know the love and grace of Jesus. Pray for them each day, for the next month. Ask God to open and soften their hearts to the gospel. Also, pray that you will be gentle, yet bold, in sharing your story of faith, and the good news of Jesus.

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. Read: Matthew 9:35-38 . In this passage Jesus uses the image of a harvest and harvesters. The harvest is people who have not yet come to faith in Jesus Christ. The harvesters are those who already know Jesus and are called to go out and share his love and message. What does Jesus teach about the harvest and those who are sent to bring it in?
      2. Read: The introduction to chapter sixteen about people who say, “What about us? Don’t forget us!” (Pages 229-232) What can happen to a church that spends all its time and energy caring for those who are already in God’s family and neglects those outside?
      3. One of the ways we make the shift from focusing on ourselves to caring for the world is by remembering what we have because of Jesus. Work as a Growth Group to make a list of the enduring things we receive when we become children of God through faith in Jesus.As followers of Jesus these are some of the things we have that will last forever:








        What do those who are not followers of Jesus have that is of eternal value?

      4. How should the two lists above impact the way we set priorities in our lives and in the church?
      5. What were some of the risks Jesus took to reach out to people who were outcasts, lost and wandering like sheep without a shepherd? What were some of the consequences of the risks Jesus took?
      6. Reaching out to those who are not followers of Jesus can be messy and costly. But, it is always worth the investment when God brings in a harvest of people who come to faith in Jesus. What risk is God calling you to take so that you can share his love more effectively? What risks might God be calling your church to take?
      7. Part of entering into God’s call to reach the world is learning to get out of the church and live beyond our comfortable Christian circles. This happens as we enter into the lives and worlds of those who do not know Jesus as the leader of their lives. What is one step you can take to connect more closely in your community and with those outside of God’s family?
      8. Read: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 5:13-16. Every person who follows Jesus is called to let their light shine. Our lives are to be like salt that causes people to thirst for the living water that only Jesus can offer. We are to be prepared to tell others about the hope we have in Jesus Christ. But, we each do this in different ways…with styles that are unique to us. Discovering your evangelism style is like trying on an outfit. Some fit and others don’t. The key is that we try various evangelism styles until we find one that fits us. In chapter seventeen of Seismic Shifts we looked at six distinct evangelism styles. They are:
        • Confrontational (Like Peter in Acts 2)
        • Intellectual (Like Paul in Acts 17)
        • Testimonial (Like the blind man in John 9)
        • Interpersonal (Like Matthew in Luke 5)
        • Invitational (Like the woman at the well in John 4)
        • Serving (Like Dorcas in Acts 9)
        Tell about how you have tried on one or more of these styles. Which one do you think fits you best?
      9. Read: The introduction to chapter eighteen about Patches the dog (Page 253-254) Most of us have met people who have tried to force the message of Jesus down our throat like a tablespoon of caster oil. We have also known people who have walked with us in a patient and loving relationship and shared Jesus in the natural flow of the relationship. Describe how you feel these two approaches to evangelism impact those who are not yet followers of Jesus.
      10. Read: 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 What is our part in the process of evangelism and what is God’s part? How can a clear understanding of our role in evangelism lead to confidence, peace and freedom?

Weekly Reading | 2.9.14

On February 8, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMatthew 9:35-38, & Matthew 28
MondayActs 1
TuesdayActs 2
Wednesday1 Corinthians 15
ThursdayPhilippians 1
Friday1 Corinthians 3
SaturdayLuke 15

Shockwaves – Week 5
“Get Rich Quick and Stay Rich”

Memorize/Reflect:  “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:20-21)

Prayer Direction:  Thank God for every material thing you have, both small and large. Take time to acknowledge that all the things you have are a gift from His hand. Then, offer them back to God. Let Him know that you are willing to share them with Him, or anyone He calls you to share with.

“Live It!” Challenge – God’s Stuff: Take time this week to walk through your house, apartment, or wherever you live and put a little sticker that says, “God’s Stuff” on everything you have. Either do this with actual stickers and let this be a reminder that all you have is a gift. Or, simply make a mental note as you look at each thing and say, “This is God’s stuff, and I will treat it that way!”

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. Read: The introduction to section five of Seismic Shifts about the money monster (pages 184-185). How have you seen the damage of the money monster in one of the following areas:
        • In our culture
        • In the church
        • In your life
        • In the life of someone you love (please do not use names)
      2. Read: Matthew 6:19-21 Matthew 24 & 1 Timothy 6:10. How is Jesus’ view of material things in opposition to our cultures view of things?
      3. Read: Malachi 3:8-12 . What does God ask and what does he promise in this passage?
      4. Read:The story about Dustin in the introduction to chapter thirteen (Pages 187-188). Tell about a person in your life who has been a Smarties hero and modeled a lifestyle of joyful generosity.
      5. What are some of the things that cause us to hold onto our Smarties and not share them?
      6. Read:  The section in Seismic Shifts titled “What is a tithe or tithing?” (Page 195). If we truly believed that everything we have belongs to God, how might this change the way we use these resources?
      7. Read: The introduction to chapter fourteen in Seismic Shifts (Page 202-203). How do you see the hamster spirit at work in the world today?
      8. Read: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 . What does this passage teach us about God’s part in giving and our part?
      9. Read: Matthew 6:19-21 & 1 Timothy 6:17-19. What are the differences between earthly wealth and heavenly wealth?
      10. What is one step you can take to invest more intentionally in things that will last forever?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMatthew 9:35-38, & Matthew 28
MondayActs 1
TuesdayActs 2
Wednesday1 Corinthians 15
ThursdayPhilippians 1
Friday1 Corinthians 3
SaturdayLuke 15

Shockwaves – Week 5
“Get Rich Quick and Stay Rich”

Memorize/Reflect:  “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matthew 6:20-21)

Prayer Direction:  Thank God for every material thing you have, both small and large. Take time to acknowledge that all the things you have are a gift from His hand. Then, offer them back to God. Let Him know that you are willing to share them with Him, or anyone He calls you to share with.

“Live It!” Challenge – God’s Stuff: Take time this week to walk through your house, apartment, or wherever you live and put a little sticker that says, “God’s Stuff” on everything you have. Either do this with actual stickers and let this be a reminder that all you have is a gift. Or, simply make a mental note as you look at each thing and say, “This is God’s stuff, and I will treat it that way!”

Growth Group Discussion: 

      1. Read: The introduction to section five of Seismic Shifts about the money monster (pages 184-185). How have you seen the damage of the money monster in one of the following areas:
        • In our culture
        • In the church
        • In your life
        • In the life of someone you love (please do not use names)
      2. Read: Matthew 6:19-21 Matthew 24 & 1 Timothy 6:10. How is Jesus’ view of material things in opposition to our cultures view of things?
      3. Read: Malachi 3:8-12 . What does God ask and what does he promise in this passage?
      4. Read:The story about Dustin in the introduction to chapter thirteen (Pages 187-188). Tell about a person in your life who has been a Smarties hero and modeled a lifestyle of joyful generosity.
      5. What are some of the things that cause us to hold onto our Smarties and not share them?
      6. Read:  The section in Seismic Shifts titled “What is a tithe or tithing?” (Page 195). If we truly believed that everything we have belongs to God, how might this change the way we use these resources?
      7. Read: The introduction to chapter fourteen in Seismic Shifts (Page 202-203). How do you see the hamster spirit at work in the world today?
      8. Read: 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 . What does this passage teach us about God’s part in giving and our part?
      9. Read: Matthew 6:19-21 & 1 Timothy 6:17-19. What are the differences between earthly wealth and heavenly wealth?
      10. What is one step you can take to invest more intentionally in things that will last forever?

Weekly Reading | 2.2.14

On February 1, 2014, in Featured-Auto, Weekly Reading, by Shoreline

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMalachi 3
MondayMatthew 6
Tuesday1 Timothy 6
WednesdayLuke 12
Thursday2 Corinthians 8
Friday2 Corinthians 9
SaturdayLuke 19

Shockwaves – Week 4
“Transform Every Relationship in Your Life ”

Take the 7-day Challenge

Memorize/Reflect:  “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:14-15)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to help you notice opportunities to serve the people He has placed in your life and then to move into action and offer humble acts of service. Pray also that you will speak words of grace and encouragement. Invite the Holy Spirit to show you and convict you when your words are not gracious and edifying to others.

“Live It!” Challenge – Memorize these “Fire Prevention” passages: Take time to commit these three short but powerful passages to memory and meditate on them any time your words are about to get out of control” Proverbs 18:21 & Proverbs 12:18 and James 3:6.

Growth Group Discussion: 
Read:The three quotes below.

“We humans are like hedgehogs in winter. We try to stand close enough for warmth, but not too close — for fear of being pinched by each other’s quills.” — German philosopher, Schopenauer

“We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.” — J. B. Priestly

“Our world has become a neighborhood without becoming a brotherhood.” — Billy Graham

      1. Which of the quotes above speaks to your heart? Explain.
      2. Read: The Introduction of section four (Pages 142-143 in Seismic Shifts). If our relationships are a priority, why don’t we do regular check-ups and seek to maintain them so they won’t break down?
      3. Read: Proverbs 18:21 & 12:18 and James 3:3-12. What are some of the warnings God gives about the power of our words?
      4. How have you experienced the power of words to cut, burn and bring pain?
      5. How have you been blessed, built up and encouraged through the words of another person?
      6. Read: 1 Corinthians 10:6-10 .  The Bible gives serious warning about the danger and damage of grumbling. Why do you think God takes this sin so seriously?
      7. In chapter ten of Seismic Shifts there is a discussion about establishing ZTZs (Zero Tolerance Zones for grumbling). What might happen if you established your home, church, Growth Group, work-place, or neighborhood as a ZTZ for grumbling? What steps could you take to create a climate without grumbling?
      8. Just as words can burn, they can also bless and build others up. God wants us to use this great power to strengthen and affirm people. What is one action you can take to begin blessing others with your words?
      9. Read: John 13:1-17 and Mark 10:45. What message is Jesus sending to those who want to be his followers?
      10. In Jesus’ day, washing feet was one of the humblest and lowest forms of service. What are some modern day examples of “foot-washing” kinds of service we can offer each other? Who is one person you believe God wants you to serve more faithfully and what is an action of service you can extend to this person?

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Reading Plan for next week’s message

SundayMalachi 3
MondayMatthew 6
Tuesday1 Timothy 6
WednesdayLuke 12
Thursday2 Corinthians 8
Friday2 Corinthians 9
SaturdayLuke 19

Shockwaves – Week 4
“Transform Every Relationship in Your Life ”

Take the 7-day Challenge

Memorize/Reflect:  “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.” (John 13:14-15)

Prayer Direction:  Ask God to help you notice opportunities to serve the people He has placed in your life and then to move into action and offer humble acts of service. Pray also that you will speak words of grace and encouragement. Invite the Holy Spirit to show you and convict you when your words are not gracious and edifying to others.

“Live It!” Challenge – Memorize these “Fire Prevention” passages: Take time to commit these three short but powerful passages to memory and meditate on them any time your words are about to get out of control” Proverbs 18:21 & Proverbs 12:18 and James 3:6.

Growth Group Discussion: 
Read:The three quotes below.

“We humans are like hedgehogs in winter. We try to stand close enough for warmth, but not too close — for fear of being pinched by each other’s quills.” — German philosopher, Schopenauer

“We don’t live alone. We are members of one body. We are responsible for each other. And I tell you that the time will soon come when, if men will not learn that lesson, then they will be taught it in fire and blood and anguish.” — J. B. Priestly

“Our world has become a neighborhood without becoming a brotherhood.” — Billy Graham

      1. Which of the quotes above speaks to your heart? Explain.
      2. Read: The Introduction of section four (Pages 142-143 in Seismic Shifts). If our relationships are a priority, why don’t we do regular check-ups and seek to maintain them so they won’t break down?
      3. Read: Proverbs 18:21 & 12:18 and James 3:3-12. What are some of the warnings God gives about the power of our words?
      4. How have you experienced the power of words to cut, burn and bring pain?
      5. How have you been blessed, built up and encouraged through the words of another person?
      6. Read: 1 Corinthians 10:6-10 .  The Bible gives serious warning about the danger and damage of grumbling. Why do you think God takes this sin so seriously?
      7. In chapter ten of Seismic Shifts there is a discussion about establishing ZTZs (Zero Tolerance Zones for grumbling). What might happen if you established your home, church, Growth Group, work-place, or neighborhood as a ZTZ for grumbling? What steps could you take to create a climate without grumbling?
      8. Just as words can burn, they can also bless and build others up. God wants us to use this great power to strengthen and affirm people. What is one action you can take to begin blessing others with your words?
      9. Read: John 13:1-17 and Mark 10:45. What message is Jesus sending to those who want to be his followers?
      10. In Jesus’ day, washing feet was one of the humblest and lowest forms of service. What are some modern day examples of “foot-washing” kinds of service we can offer each other? Who is one person you believe God wants you to serve more faithfully and what is an action of service you can extend to this person?
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