Passage: Romans 10:14-16, Romans 10:19-25
Memory Verse for the Week: Hebrews 10:23-25 (ESV)
Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Intro: How is gathering every Sabbath part of our testimony?
DRAW NEAR TOGETHER
For what did God make us and redeem us?
THE NEED TO HOLD FAST
Why is the command to hold fast necessary?
STIR OTHERS UP
How does the call to edify others make sense?
YOU CAN PRAY WITH US ...
1. Worship the LORD, God Almighty, for His love. Praise Him that He has opened up a way – by Jesus’ life and death for us – to enter into His presence to truly belong to Him and to be secure with Him.
2. How have you lived seeking to preserve your own independence to live in autonomy? Confess your defiance and lovelessness to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and to change you to be secure in His love and eager to share it.
3. Give thanks to Jesus for the access and the security He alone can guarantee us. Thank Him for being trustworthy and gracious to leave all He had in heaven to come to suffer to bring rebels like us into His home and family!
4. Who do you know that is lonely? Pray for them, asking the Lord to reveal His real love to them, and to give you courage and grace to reach out to them with His love, as Jesus’ ambassador.
5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love and encouragement. Pray for strength and motivation to encourage your fellow believers in love and good deeds as He has come alongside you.
The Facilitator is a study tool designed to help you engage with the weekly sermon through the five elements we incorporate in our Community Groups; Get Acquainted & Sharing, Sermon Study, Mission, Worship and Prayer. This tool will be made available Monday morning to give us the opportunity to look back at what we heard on Sunday.