Listen to Pastor Dan's February 22nd, 2015 sermon, titled, "Being A Proactive Church" - click here
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What’s Happening This Week:
Pastor Dan will be speaking on:
"The Deceptive Wind of Unbelief"
from II Thessalonians 2
Pastor Dan is continuing the study of II Thessalonians, with the study of the Anti-Christ in chapter 2 and how we are to guard against False-Teaching. Join us for this extremely relevant subject (Study questions for small life groups are in the drop down box under Small group questions and notes on this Sunday’s message.
Join a Life Groups starting Feb. 17 at 4 locations. Join us for fellowship, outreach, Bible study and a great time, generally on Tuesday nights at one of the homes of our members.
Devotional Post of the week:
Being a Proactive Church
II Thessalonians 3
Feb. 24, 2015
For the week of Feb 22-March 1
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
1-Are you a self-motivated person or do you follow after someone does something? Can you think of a task or job you took the initiative and did something without being pushed to do it? What was it that you did?
2-What’s your response to Dan’s statement that most churches are reactive instead of proactive? Why do you think this is the case? How can we motivate people to be more proactive in the church?
3-What do these terms mean to you in light of II Thess. 3: That the word of the Lord may have free course v. 1, to be established by the Lord v. 3, withdraw yourself from everyone that walketh disorderly v. 6, that if any many work, neither should you eat 10.
Read these parallel scripture and discuss how they apply to being deceived in the last days and what we can do to help people not to be deceived?
Acts 6:7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.
Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.
Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Prov 6:6 Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise
4-What area do you need to work on to be more proactive? How can we motivate others to be more proactive? What difference would it make in your life and our church to be more proactive in your faith instead of reactive?
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