This week we’ll be continuing in our series, “DNA: A Series on Who We Are” that focuses on our purpose: We exist to display the greatness of Jesus, through proclaiming the gospel of God’s kingdom, pursuing Christ in community, and participating in God’s mission.
We want to encourage you to take a moment this week as you prepare for our time together on Sunday by reading and praying through the passages.
Consider thinking through these four questions as you read and pray.
How can I adore God from this passage?
What sin does this passage lead me to confess?
How does this passage help me to thank Jesus?
From this passage, in what ways can I ask God's Spirit to help me this week?
Songs We'll Be Singing Together
Because Sunday morning is a time and space where we come together around God's word, we want to come expectant and prepared to gather with God's people. An additional way we want to encourage this is by providing the songs we'll be singing together in advance.
Here are some resources that our elders recommend checking out this week. Please feel free to use them as discipleship opportunities to discuss with one another.
The Value of Asking Others Hard Questions We ask hard questions not to gain information about the other, but to help the other reveal to themselves the truth beneath the surface things. We want to help the other uncover, ultimately, any lies we’re believing about who God is or isn’t.
When Jesus Says “Stay” Christian, God may call you to foreign missions. But until then I know for a fact he has called you to domestic missions. And here’s what that involves: Tell how much the Lord has done for you. You need to tell people about Jesus—the facts of who he is and what he has done. But be sure to also personalize it—tell the story of what Jesus has done in you and for you. There’s no better missionary to your friends, family, neighborhood, and culture than you.
We Need Gospel Community, Not a Behavior Modification Program Community is not merely about being the people of God, but it is about being a people of God who image their God. The God of the Bible is an eternal, triune community, loving each other and living in worshipful, belonging relationships.
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