Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Circles - Walking by Faith

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: Walking by Faith

                Pastor remarks and intro of first principle

First Principle: We need to hear.
Scripture Reference: Luke 5:15 However, the report went around concerning Him all the more; and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by Him of their infirmities.
How shall they know unless they be told?
In order for anyone to hear someone has to tell.
Question: In order for the crowds to be healed from their infirmities they first had to hear. What was it they heard?  
Follow Up Question: Share and discuss some times in your life when you heard from God before you received.
Conclusion: It is imperative that we hear the Good News because faith comes by hearing the Word of God. It is also important that we share the Word of God with others so that they might also hear and have the opportunity to respond in faith. Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

                Pastor remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: We must verbalize our faith.
Scripture Reference:  Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
God showed us the importance of verbalizing our faith when He said, “Let there be light.”
Question: List and discuss occasions from the Bible when others verbalized their faith.
Follow Up Question: Share and discuss occasions in your life when you or someone you know verbalized faith.
Conclusion: A spiritual power likened unto that power which created the universe is released when we verbalize the Word of God with passion and conviction. Death and life are in the power of the tongue and every man is filled with the fruits of his heartfelt confessions.

Pastor remarks and intro of third principle

Third Principle: Take action.
Scripture Reference: James 1:22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
God expects us to put feet to our faith as doers of the Word and not hearers only.
We deceive ourselves when we think hearing or talking the Word is enough.
Question: What are some areas in our daily lives where God expects us to take action?
Follow Up Question: How can we better identify the areas that need action?
Conclusion: The book of James says that faith without works is dead. If Noah would have heard God, believed God, and even told others about the coming flood but had built no boat, he would have perished without taking action.   

                          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.