Pastor Ronnie McDougall : Celebrate Every Day

Celebrate Every Day · 39:54 · Recorded December 30, 2018

Celebrate! Every Day

Nehemiah 8:10 (ESV) “…for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Celebrating when life is hard:

Find freedom in who God is.

Psalm 116:5 (NIV) The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.

Genesis 1:1 (CSV) In the beginning God created…

Romans 5:8 (ESV) …but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Find freedom in who God says you are.

Galatians 4:7 (ESV) So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.

Ephesians 2:4-5 (ESV) But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ…

Celebrating when life is good:

Remember: It’s not about you!

Philippians 3:7-8 (NLT) “I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord…”

Worship fully.

2 Samuel 6:13-14 (ESV) And when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the Lord with all his might…

Take yourself less seriously.

Study & Discussion Questions
  • What is your favorite holy day and holiday? Why?

  • What can you or do you do to celebrate God’s provision in your life?

  • As a result of this message, what will you do differently to make sure you are celebrating even when life is hard?

  • What does it mean to you that your relationship to God is as a “son” or an “heir” and not a “slave”? Read Galatians 3:27-4:7 for more detail.

  • “It’s not about you” has become somewhat of a negative statement in our culture today. How will you use this as a positive reminder to keep both you and God in your proper positions in your life and be able to celebrate the one who is on the throne?

  • Do you typically equate worship with celebration? How does that perspective help you worship God more fully? What can you add to your worship times to make them more celebratory? Talk this through with your small group.

  • Parents – take a look at the Kid’s Questions on the previous page and talk them through with your children. Help them remember that celebrating every day is about remembering who God is and what He has done. As a family, think about what you can do differently this year to make sure celebration is a part of your lives every day!

Kid’s Questions

Draw a picture of your favorite way to celebrate something great.

  • What’s the last big thing you celebrated (and you can’t say Christmas!)?

  • What is a small thing you can celebrate?

  • What is your favorite way to celebrate something? Think of a big way and a small way.

  • How can you remember to celebrate the good things even when life is hard?

  • How does remembering who God is help you find things to celebrate?

  • This Is Amazing Grace

  • Unstoppable God

  • Great Things

  • Yes I Will

  • Faithful To The End

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