Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sunday Circles - Life Lessons

Sunday Circles
        Building Your Family With Friends
Church On The Rock

Hymn: Micah 6:7-8/Majesty
Memory Verse: Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy,
and to walk humbly with your God.

Lesson: Life Lessons

Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: What you say will be said.  
Scripture Reference: Ecclesiastes 10:20 Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; For a bird of the air may carry your voice, And a bird in flight may tell the matter.
People talk … everyone talks to someone.
We must be careful to not say things we don’t want repeated.
Question: How would it change your conversation if you knew that everything you said was going to be repeated to others?
People don’t always repeat things correctly.
Voice inflections and emphasis on certain words can alter the meaning.
Perhaps you have been misquoted or correctly quoted and yet misunderstood.
Follow Up Question: How should we react when we hear that someone else has said something negative about us?
Conclusion: Ecclesiastes 7:21-22 Don’t eavesdrop on others—you may hear your servant curse you. For you know how often you yourself have cursed others.

Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: What you do will be found out.  
Scripture Reference:  Luke 12:2-3 For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.
Question: What are some things people do and try to hide?   
Follow Up Question: What can we do to ensure that we live our lives free from the fear of being found out?
Conclusion: When we consider the scandals which have rocked the world and destroyed people’s lives through the years, “we ask the question why did they do it.” Without regard as to why, the fact remains that if they had known they would have been found out, most likely they would not have done it. The scriptures say that some people’s sin is revealed on earth while others, hidden on earth, are made known later. But, suffice it to say, what you do runs a high probability of being found out. 

Pastor remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: What you believe will be tested.   
Scripture Reference:  Mark 4:17 And they have no root in themselves, and so endure only for a time. Afterward, when tribulation or persecution arises for the word’s sake, immediately they stumble.
Temptations, tests, and trials come to us in efforts to discount and discredit the word of God.
Every time we learn something, we leave that moment headed for a test.
Question: Can you share a time when what you believed was tested?
Sometimes what we believe fails us because we were not believing the truth.
The truth, however, never fails.
Follow Up Question: What is the truth?
Conclusion: The Bible shares many truths concerning both our eternal life and the life we now live on earth. When we hear God’s Word, it acts like a seed and if cultivated in our heart and mind it will produce a harvest as promised. The devil and this world’s system want to rob us of the seeds sown in our lives. For this reason, when we hear the Word of God temptation comes for that word’s sake.

Pastor closing remarks

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse

·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.