Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Circles - One From God

Sunday Circles
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Church On The Rock

Hymn: At the Cross
Memory Verse: Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.

Lesson: One Word from God Changes Everything

                Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: One Word from God changes everything … in your personal life.
Character: Mary
Scripture Reference: Luke 1:38 Then Mary said, “Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
God’s Word changed Mary’s faith, her feelings, her family, and her future.
One word from God gave her personal instruction, personal direction, encouragement, and strength.
Question: How does God speak to people?
Follow Up Question: How did God’s Word change Mary’s life?
Conclusion: God did not first seek Mary’s permission before He interrupted her life. Sometimes God’s Word can change the course of our life in unexpected ways. However, God’s Word is always intended for the good of everyone concerned … He has a plan.

                Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: One Word from God changes everything … in your professional life.
Character: Peter
Scripture Reference: Luke 5:4-5 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”
Peter was a skilled fisherman who knew his business.
Peter had worked hard all night.
Peter’s business had suffered a loss.
Now one word from Jesus changed his business income and turned his day successful.
Question: What is our proper response when God speaks?
Follow Up Question:  Share a time in your life when one word from God to you also blessed others.
Conclusion: The Word from Jesus not only rewarded Peter for the loan of his boat but also blessed Peter’s business and many of his friends as well. Jesus cares about our income. When God blesses us, we too should share the blessings.

Pastor remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: One Word from God changes everything … in the world.
Character: Paul
Scripture Reference: Acts 9:6 So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
Paul’s life changed as a result of this single encounter with Jesus.
One word changed everything in Paul’s life, and as a result, Paul changed the world.
It was later written that Paul turned the world upside down.
Question: How can your changed life change the world?
Follow Up Question: How would the world be different if you were not a believer?
Conclusion: God speaks to us in many ways. It is our challenge to hear His word and let it change our personal life, our business, and our world. One word from God changes everything. What is God saying to you? 

Pastor closing remarks

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse

·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted by one of our Elders, John and Fronnie LeBlanc in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.