Message Notes

Can You See Anything? July 19, 2020

Read Mark 8:1-25

What questions did Jesus ask his disciples?
What did Jesus ask the blind man?
What is he asking you?

Which ways have you recognized God revealing Himself through creation? 
How can you cultivate the practice of looking for Jesus throughout your day?

Pray with one another




Seeing the Great Optometrist July 12, 2020

Read Mark 8:1-21
1. What was Jesus trying to warn the disciples of in the boat? What was the danger of it?
2. Jesus also mention Herod because his palace was near the place they had just been. What attitudes and influences from there do you think could be dangerous for the disciples?
3. What was the glaring blindness of the disciples about the bread? 
4. Do you recognize blindness or fuzzy vision in yourself? 
    Pray for one another. 





Jesus Meets the Diseased. July 5, 2020 

1. What similarities do you recognize between serious leprosy sufferers and Covid sufferers today?
2. Have you ever felt outcast?
3. Consider what the lepers would have restored to them once they encountered Jesus.
4. What has Jesus done for you? 
5. Is there a part of your soul or life you need cleansed and made new?

Scripture passages:

2 Kings 5 Naaman
Leviticus 13, 14
Mark 1:40-45
Luke 17:12-19






"Who is this Man Called Jesus?" June 28, 2020

Charles Stanley's sermon offered an overview of Jesus Christ. He listed attributes of Jesus: creator, all-powerful, all-knowing, merciful, eternal, sinless, human, deity, virgin-born and abiding in our hearts.  

He explained the mission of Jesus was to reveal the Father, redeem mankind, assure us of our salvation, and promise resurrection and abundant life. He is Lord of All. 

    What stood out to you today?
    
    What was a good reminder, what was new?

Spend some time in fellowship beginning with these questions. Pray for each person before you finish. Remember, short prayers in a group make everyone comfortable. 

Love one another and be blessed! You are prayed for and loved.

Pastor Ria




Scripture References for "The Only Perfect Father" June 21, 2020




Eph 6:2 “Honor your father and mother.” This is the first commandment with a promise:

 

 Job 10:10 “You guided my conception and formed me in the womb.

 

Is 46:5 He knew us even before he formed us in the womb.

 

Zeph 3:17 For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.[a]
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

 

James 1:17 ESV

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Romans 5:8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.

 

Matthew 6:26, 10:30,31 NLT

26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?

 

10:30 even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

 

John 1:12b 13, 12But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

 

Extra Verses

 

John 3:16 NLT

16 “For this is how God loved the world: He gave[a] his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.


1 John 3:1 ESV

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.


Romans 8:15 ESV

For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”


John 14:6 ESV

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.


Matthew 11:27 ESV

All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him.


2 Cor 6:17, 18 NLT

Therefore, come out from among unbelievers,
    and separate yourselves from them, says the Lord.
Don’t touch their filthy things,
    and I will welcome you.[f]
18 And I will be your Father,

    and you will be my sons and daughters,
    says the Lord Almighty.[g]

 

John 14:23 ESV

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him

 

Psalm 139

You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvellous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

 

 

Psalm 68:5,6 NLT Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
    this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families;
    he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.

Isaiah 64:8 NLT

Lord, you are our Father.
    We are the clay, and you are the potter.
    We all are formed by your hand.

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