Weekly Meet-Up RESOURCES
DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2018 – “I.D. Series”
FERVENT CHURCH – Voorhees, NJ
Preached by Pastor Mike Rosado
MEETUP WEEK Format: “UP” Questions
I. TODAY’S MAIN IDEA: “You will not be satisfied in your blessing until you function under your true identity.”
II. START THE CONVERSATION – QUESTIONS:
- Did you have a nickname growing up?
- How did that affect you?
III. BIBLE READING:
Please Read GENESIS 25:21-28, 32:22-32 (ESV)
What parts of the scripture passage stood out to you?
What part is the most encouraging? What part is the most challenging?
IV. SERMON REFLECTIONS ON THE PASSAGE:
Jacob means: “supplanter” while Israel means: “having power with God.”
Which name would you rather have?
- Identify the LABELS in your life that don’t reflect your true identity. What are they? How’d they affected you? (Enemies of True Identity: Curses, Comparisons, and Changes in life)
- Identify what you are WILLING TO DO to discover your identity. (Shedding your old identity is healthy and how God grows you.)
- Identify the COST YOU MUST PAY when it comes to your true identity. (Pain and blessing can co-exist.)
V. APPLICATION POINT: What labels do you have that aren’t of God?
- How has that affected you?
- What truths about your identity do you need to be reminded of?
- APRIL MISSIONS focus on the Cherry Hill Food Pantry. You can be involved by: 1) Pray, 2) Give dry goods, or 3) Serve at the spring cleaning at 9am on May 5 (register at fervent.tv).
- “Rock the Rockhill” on Tue, April 17; 6-8:30pm- music & good food with friends new and old.
- DMC Leaders Meeting on May 7 at 7pm- try to have 2-3 representatives as leaders from your group attend.
- Check out Jerry McCarty’s Missionary Update on the app!
VII. Pray Together- Ask God to affirm to replace in your heart your old label, with a new, true one.
[You may try a Bible verse that you can claim as your own to help.]