Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sunday Circles - The Journey

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Hymn: When the Roll is Called Up Yonder
Memory Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct
your paths.

Lesson: The Journey

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: Every road leads somewhere.
Scripture Reference: Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
Life is a journey.
Sometimes God sends us down a road to get to the end of the road, sometimes He sends us down a road to get to the fork in the road. We may not know which it is, until we get to the end of the road.
The Bible is our road map that tells us where each road of life will lead.
Question: How can we predict where our life is currently headed?
Follow Up Question: How can we change our destination?
Conclusion: Every road leads somewhere. We should not be surprised when we finally arrive at the place we have been headed towards. A change in destination requires a change of our current path. Repent means to turn. Where are you headed?

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: There’s a Reason Why the Windshield is Bigger than the Rearview Mirror
Scripture Reference:   Philippians 3:13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
God is more interested in your future than your past.
God has more faith in us than we have in Him.
While we should learn from the past, we should not allow it to limit us.
Question: How can our past try to limit our future?
Follow Up Question: What are some things we can do to refocus ourselves for our greatest future?
Conclusion: God is not stuck in our past and neither does He want us to be. While we learn from both our previous successes and our past failures, neither should limit our future. Your future is not determined by your past but rather by your God.

Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: Overcorrection is a sign of insecurity or immaturity.
Scripture Reference: Matthew 2:16a When Herod saw that the wise men had tricked him, he was furious. So he gave an order to kill all the baby boys in Bethlehem …
Immaturity is not governed by an age, nor insecurity by stage of life.
Inexperience is not the only reason why people over react in pressured times.
Question: What are some other reasons people may overcorrect?
Follow Up Question: What is the best response when we are effected by someone else’s overcorrection?
Conclusion: When someone inexperienced or someone who is not paying attention is driving down a road and inadvertently runs off of the pavement, the tendency is to jerk the steering wheel in a drastic attempt to force the vehicle back up onto the road. This reaction can be difficult to resist. However, if we overcorrect, we run the risk of causing additional problems.

Pastor Ron’s closing remarks

  • Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
  • Memory Verse
  • Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted by the LeBlancs

in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.