Weekly Meet-Up RESOURCES
DATE: Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ FERVENT CHURCH
Preached by Pastor Max Ingram
HOW TO LOVE: How to Love GOD’s WILL?
MEETUP WEEK #2 Format: TESTIMONY & SHARING
TRIAL, TRUTH, TRIUMPH
TODAY’S MAIN IDEA: All things work together for good, even though all things are not good. God equips us with everything good to do his will.
START THE CONVERSATION – QUESTIONS:
Tonight’s DC is about sharing our stories with one another, and ideally sharing something that the group doesn’t already know about you or your story.
SHARE THREE MINUTES
We ask that you share no longer than 3 Minutes, in order for all group members to have a chance to share. Everyone may not get a chance to share this month, but if that is the case, your DC leader will be sure to start with you next month.(You may want to have a time keeper – use your phone and gently remind or guide those who share when their time is up.)
SHARE THREE ELEMENTS:
What happened – why you are going through this challenge, the cause, the background. PLEASE BE CONCISE.
Where did you meet God in this experience – how did God influence and touch you in this circumstance.
How did it end? Please share the positive outcome of how God worked in this situation!!
This week’s Testimony FOCUS:
- Current Anxieties (The scripture tells us to ‘not be anxious about anything’) – What are you anxious about?
- Areas where the individual needs to REPENT or make AMENDS in. (Pastor Max shared about ‘pulling the red wagon’ of past hurts, mistakes, misfortunes, and misalignments) – What is it that you need to leave behind so that you can experience true freedom in God?
THIS WEEK’s SERMON CONTEXT
FOR TESTIMONY & SHARING TIME
Hebrews 13:20-21 (ESV)
20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Romans 8:28 (ESV)
28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
What parts of the scripture passage stood out to you? What part is the most encouraging? What part is the most challenging?
Our Past is made up of:
- MISTAKES (Done BY you)
- MISFORTUNES (Done TO you)
- MISALIGNMENT (Done WITH OTHERS)
- MIRACLES (Done By GOD)
Psalm 34:17 – 18 (NIV) 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted…
I.) TYPES of GOD’S WILL:
- SOVEREIGN WILL (OVERALL)
- PERMISSIVE WILL (FREE WILL)
II.) Q: How do you know God’s Will?
- Answer #1: God’s will is always the PEACEFUL PATH.
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV) 6 Do not be anxious about anything…
- Answer #2: Know the CHARACTER of God
Micah 6:8 (ESV) What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God…
III.) Learn HOW to Love GOD’S WILL:
- Living a LIFESTYLE of WORSHIP
- Repentance & Amends
- “Stop pulling the Red Wagon”
- Be set FREE to be USED
Philippians 4:11 – 13 (NLT): For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.