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Flourish! - Read Luke 8: 4 – 15

Alan Youngblood - Tuesday, January 15, 2019

This week Pastor Alan spoke about “flourishing” in our faith.

Setting goals is vitally important in setting the direction and tone for the New Year. In 2019, what area(s) of your life do you want to flourish?

How will you accomplish your goal(s)?

Do you have a friend, a group of friends, that can help you accomplish your goal(s) this year?

Do you see the value of accountability? Why or why not?

In this week’s message, Pastor Alan mentioned several things that will help us grow. Review each one and discuss how you can implement each one in your life this year.

  1. Praise Psalm 67:5 – 7 and Psalm 103: 1 – 5 (New Living Version)
  2. Local Church/Associations Psalm 92:12 – 15
  3. God’s Word James 1:18, I Peter 1:23 and Luke 8:11 – 12
    1. How can God’s Word help you overcome sin? Psalm 119:11
  4. Jesus Colossians 2:7

Read Luke 8: 4 – 15

Discuss this statement: Nothing affects our growth more than the condition of our heart and the associations we make with others.

“Growing down causes us to grow up.” What does that mean to you after reading Colossians 2:7 and Ephesians 4: 14 – 16.

In order to flourish, we must look at the condition of our heart (soil) and what we allow in our heart. To grow, to thrive, to flourish this year…

1. requires quality seed.

2. depends on the quality of the soil.

3. depends on us sowing the “good” seed.

4. requires a process of growth.

Going Deeper:

Are you convinced that God’s desire for you is to flourish? Why or why not? John 10:10

Increase Your Capacity - Read Matthew 8 and 9

Alan Youngblood - Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Happy New Year!

Pastor Alan spoke this week on “Increasing Your Capacity.” Read Matthew 8 and 9 to review the miracles that took place in these chapters.What were the key elements Jesus mentioned that brought healings, deliverance, and miracles?Underline the key phrases/words in your Bible.

Why do you think Jesus mentioned faith so much in these two chapters?

What does “according to your faith, let it be done for you” mean?

Discuss this statement Pastor Alan made in this week’s message:“Jesus made it clear that faith is the active ingredient at work in our lives that will determine the quality of our life.” What is the correlation between faith and the quality of your life?

How do you increase your faith?(Read Romans 10:17)

How will you increase faith in your life this year? Discuss a practical plan you can implement today. What will you need to sacrifice in your personal life to implement this plan and increase your capacity? What struggles do you face that prevent you from increasing your faith?

GOING DEEPER:

In Matthew 8:23 -27, Jesus and His disciples got into a boat, and Jesus told them, “ Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.”When they set out, a fierce windstorm came down and threatened the boat. The disciples woke Jesus and said, “Master, we’re going to die!” Jesus got up, and he rebuked the storm and it stopped. He said to the disciples, “Where is your faith?” In the storm, it’s easy to take your eyes off your purpose (going to the other side of lake) and forget Who is in the boat with you! So many people lose focus because of the storms of life. Jesus states the problem – faith.Discuss a time when you went through a personal storm that distracted you from your purpose.

Take a moment and pray for each other.Pray for at least one specific situation/need for each person in your LIFE Group.

Christmas Eve 2018

Alan Youngblood - Monday, January 07, 2019

Christmas 2018

Join Faith Outreach Church on Christmas Eve for our Candlelight and Communion Service. Bring your family and friends to the 5pm or 6pm service. Merry Christmas from Faith Outreach Church!