JHM Material, 9/18

Scripture Focus:

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

 

Upcoming Events:

9/26 – See You at the Pole

 

Attendance:
Remember to take attendance through the email you receive weekly, and before the end of the night. Thank you!

 

Leader Meeting:
Please make it a priority to be at the wherehouse by 6:30pm to go over the details of the evening and to pray together. Send a message through GroupMe or text AJ at 906-7157 if you’ll be late or won’t be there.

 

TUESDAY, 9/18

Opening Game: Poop Deck

Mark off three parallel zones (poop deck, main deck, quarterdeck) The main deck is the middle. Call out a deck name. The last person to get there is out. Mix it up, last one in is a winner.

 

Series: House Rules

HOUSE RULE #2: NO ONE SITS ALONE

 

Ephesians 2:17-19

17 He brought this Good News of peace to you Gentiles who were far away from him, and peace to the Jews who were near. 18 Now all of us can come to the Father through the same Holy Spirit because of what Christ has done for us. 19 So now you Gentiles are no longer strangers and foreigners. You are citizens along with all of God’s holy people. You are members of God’s family.

 

YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SEAT AT GOD’S TABLE

 

Ephesians 2:4-6

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.

 

WHEN YOU GIVE SOMEONE A SEAT:

 

YOU REFLECT THE DELIBERATE LOVE OF JESUS

 

Matthew 5:47  

And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

YOU REMOVE THE LIES OF THE ENEMY

 

3 LIES THIS HOUSE RULE REMOVES:

 

I DON’T MATTER

 

1 Peter 1:18-20

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you…and it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God.

 

I DON’T BELONG

 

Luke 5:31-32

Jesus replied to them, “The healthy don’t need a doctor, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”

 

 NOBODY LOVES ME

 

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Scripture of Focus:

 

Ephesians 2:4-6

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ Jesus.

 

 

  • What is one thing that stood out to you in this passage?

 

  • Why do you think it stood out to you?

 

  • What can you apply to your life from this passage?

 

 

Discussion Questions:

 

  • Why do you think this House Rule is so important?

 

  • Have you ever been the person that was sitting alone?  How did it feel when someone invited you to sit with them?

 

Talk about how making sure that no one sits alone reflects God’s love for us.

 

Close in prayer