When God Sends
Jun 14, 2015 - Andrew Wermelskirchen
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Talk about some things God might be calling you to do (be a friend to someone who needs one, fight to end child hunger, do more mission work).
What are the first steps you need to take toward those callings? (invite someone to sit with you at lunch, have a lemonade stand to raise money for a good cause, sign up to serve as a family)
Thank you for worshiping with us in The Chapel this weekend! We have some fun and important things coming up that we hope you will participate in!
If you are currently serving in or are at all interested in getting more involved in The Chapel, stick around after the service on June 28th for a volunteer luncheon. We’ll tell you more about our vision for serving and help get you plugged in!
2. Mission project
On July 12th we will be serving together as a congregation/community. We will have more details about this soon, but we hope you’ll mark it on your calendars.
The Chapel has been around for about 5 months now, and we’d love to get your feedback so we can continue striving to make this the best worship opportunity we can! We would love if you would take a few minutes (5 or less) to fill out this survey about The Chapel.
Rise: When God Sends
Last week, we talked about how a prophet is simply someone who receives something from God and shares it with someone else, and the first step in being a prophet is simply to listen.
Often, when we spend enough time listening to God, we will eventually feel him calling us to something. This can be really scary.
We live in a world where we are used to having information at our disposal. It is hard for us to picture ourselves doing something unless we can project what the outcome might be.
Sometimes God is calling us to do things that are scary and have uncertain or possibly even unfavorable outcomes. The big thing we need to remember in these times is this:
You don’t have to see the end to begin.
Life is not all about diving in and taking giant leaps. Sometimes we just need to take baby steps toward what we feel called to do. We may not know how it’s going to end, but that doesn’t have to keep us from taking the first step.
Here are some practical ways we can do that:
1. Be honest with yourself: acknowledge the calling you feel in your life. Be able to admit to yourself that that’s something you’re feeling.
2. Be honest with someone you trust: run that calling by someone you who knows you well and whom you trust. Let them know how you’re feeling and allow them to help you take that first step.
3. Be honest about Sunday mornings: when people ask you what you did over the weekend, you have an opportunity to tell them about what you learned at church. You can even invite them! Don’t miss your chance to take that step toward sharing your faith with someone.
Tuesday: Ezekiel 37:1-3
Wednesday: Ezekiel 37:4-6
Thursday: Ezekiel 37:7-10
Friday: Ezekiel 37:11-14