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Called to Be – Paul

Andy explores Paul the Tentmaker in Acts 17-18

 

1 Presence: How might you be more fully present in your work place and how might you more reflect the gospel in your work?

2 Explanation: Have you taken the opportunity to explain your faith to someone recently? Have invited your friends onto an Alpha course so that others could explain Jesus to them?

3 Gospel: Acts 17-18 remind us that the gospel calls us to repent from our home made idols and put our whole faith in Jesus. When we do so we will find that ‘when we have nothing, then we know that in Christ we have everything’ Keep going at repentance and faith today.

Called to Be – Nehemiah

Johnny explores Nehemiah -a civic leader in Nehemiah 1

1 In what ways does the life of Nehemiah speak most to you?
2 How does the complexity of the Nehemiah’s serving and speaking out for the cause of God encourage you?
3 Trust, prayer and action are essentials in this glimpse into Nehemiahs world. How might these further grow in your life?

Called to Be. Tool 2 – Our Reality

Andy looks with Ecclesiastes 3 at his second tool for discerning who we are called to be:

Our Reality

Life Questions:

1 To what extent is your life lived seasonally? Where do festivals and a sabbath principle fit into your spirituality?

2 How much are you aware on the truth of Eccl 3.11? That eternity is within us, that we are made in God’s image for more than just a temporal three score years and ten?

3 Lastly the sermon encourages us to ‘seek first the kingdom of God’ in all times and places – what does this look like in your life?

Called to Be. Tool 1 : Our History

Called to Be – a new sermon series: Read more here: C2B.

Andy unpacks ‘Our History’ and reflects on Psalm 139

LIFE Questions

God made us out of his pleasure and we are loved regardless of who we are right now, reflect on the fact though that ‘your history is not your destiny – you are now defined by eternity’

How much of your life reflects the patterns and scripts of your family of origin? And how are these being re-written by your heavenly family?

2 Cor 5.17 In Christ we are each a new creation, we have been redeemed, just like Israel when they were set free from Egypt. Do you know, really know that you have been set free to live beyond the box made of your fears and uncertainties, to live freely the adventure of faith?

 

Urban Harvest Thanksgiving

Johnny explores Matthew 25.31-46 with All Ages in the church family

LIFE Questions:

  1. Remember a time when someone was particularly kind to you and how it felt.
  2. Read v35-36 and ask yourself which of these callings impacts you the most -could you grow in that area?
  3. List and pray for 5 Christian organisations who show God’s love to the needy.

 

Growing the LIFE – through getting involved

Darren Wolf looks at Matthew 10.1-20

Questions:

  1. In what way are you strategic about your witness to God’s love?
  2. How might you become more single-minded in your relationship with Jesus?
  3. Don’t forget this week that you have been sent to the people you are standing amongst, to share with them God’s love.

Growing the LIFE

Andy kicks of the September series ‘Growing the LIFE’ by looking at Matthew 28 and asking the question: Growing the LIFE – Why?

LIFE Questions to ask yourself:

  1. Seeing: Is Jesus seen in my life?
  2. Meeting: Am I regularly meeting Jesus in God’s Word and through His Spirit?
  3. Knowing: Do people hear me talk of Jesus as someone I know rather than someone I know about?
  4. Loving: When did I give my life to Jesus?

For that is pretty key to us offering Jesus kingdom life to others; to growing the Life God intends in Spitalfields & beyond…