The Key to Everything
My life as a Christ- follower is to be characterized by humility, honesty, adaptability, and certainty – thanking God for what I have and never using my possessions to lord them over others.
As a body of believers called LowCountry Community Church, are we demonstrating sacrificial and exceptional commitment? Are we demonstrating abundant giving and a sacrificial spirit with every one of us giving as God has intended us to give?
PHILLIPPIANS 4:10-23 (NASB)
10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. 13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. 14 Nevertheless, you have done well to share with me in my affliction.
15 You yourselves also know, Philippians, that at the first preaching of the gospel, after I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving but you alone; 16 for even in Thessalonica you sent a gift more than once for my needs. 17 Not that I seek the gift itself, but I seek for the profit which increases to your account. 18 But I have received everything in full and have an abundance; I am amply supplied, having received from Epaphroditus what you have sent, a fragrant aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well-pleasing to God.19 And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. 20 Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brethren who are with me greet you.22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
MATTHEW 6:27 (NASB)
27 And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?
1. This Sunday’s sermon was entitled “The Key to Everything.” As a Christian, how would describe “the key to everything?”
2. In Pastor Jeff’s sermon, he states that “maturity is a matter of choice.” Do you agree or disagree? Why?
3. Is there an end point to Christian maturity? If you disagree, why?
4. Can you list at least five attributes of a maturing Christian?
5. In his sermon, Pastor eludes to the fact that words have “power.” How so? Can you provide biblical proof they do?
6. The sermon speaks about “affirmation.” How would you define “affirmation?”
7. Can you see a difference between being “appreciated” and being “affirmed?” If so, how would you describe the difference.
8. Why is it important to “affirm” a brother or sister?
9. Pastor Jeff creates a great illustration, using the words “thermostats” and “thermometers.” As Christians we should act as “thermostats.” What would a Christian “thermostat” do?
10. How would you define “contentment” from a Christian/Biblical standpoint?
Lord,may I never grow weary of your Word and its ability to grow me in the faith. May I learn to use my Godly maturity to affirm others and be used to set an atmosphere in which you are central and peace and satisfaction comes from pleasing You…
Then LISTEN for HIS response!
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