Feb 21, 2016 - Rev Paul Rasmussen
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Let this be recorded for a generation to come, so that a people yet unborn may praise the Lord - Psalm 102:18
"It's easier to turn 100, than to be 100."
When it comes to monumental occasions, often we do a lot to prepare for the occasion, but not a lot to prepare for that which takes place beyond the occasion. Vision requires preparedness for tomorrow rather than happiness for today. As a church we looking Beyond 100 in these three categories:
- Beyond Generation
- Beyond Habitation
- Beyond Expectation
Why? Because there are people in the world who need to move beyond hunger, beyond homelessness, beyond shame... everybody needs to move beyond something. Having been blessed by God, we as a church have work to do, a charge to keep, and a Gospel to preach. We have celebrated 100, but now we move Beyond 100!
1. What most caught your attention from Paul's sermon?
2. Read Judges 2:10. Why is it important to move Beyond (your) Generation?
3. During the first sermon preached in our church, Rev. Frank Smith claimed, "We must have a world-wide vision." What role do you see yourself playing in moving Beyond Habitation?
4. Paul asked, "Are you here today for you or for someone else?" How does your answer to this question explain your understanding of what it means to be a Christian?
5. In Beyond Expectation, Paul set lofty goals for our church. How do you feel about Paul's goals, knowing the completion of these goals are up to you and every other member of HPUMC?
6. In that first sermon, Rev. Frank Smith also said, "The messenger must be a pioneer." How will you be a pioneer as we move Beyond 100?