A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture--Psalm 90 and Numbers 20 Application-- 1. Looking at the context for this prayer (Numbers 20), which, if any, of the circumstances did you most identify with? (Loss of those you love, Experiencing the Consequences from Wrong Choices, Break-up of Teams, Government Action Brings Hardship) 2. With Respect to Psalm 90: a. What did you hear? What point in this message was most impactful for you? b. What do you think? How did this message challenge, change, or affirm your thinking? c. What will you do? How will you or your group put into practice what you’ve learned today?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." 75th Anniversary - Pastors Michael O’Connor and Christopher Coats Scripture--Various, 2 Timothy 2:1-2 Application-- ● What was your main “take away” from the 75th Anniversary Service? ● Which of the legacy ingredients would you say you are most grateful for at this point in your life and the church’s history? ● How did Pastor Chris’s remarks challenge and encourage you for your future and that of this ministry?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture--Various, Hebrews 6:17-20 Application-- . Can you give some examples of things you were hoping in this year that turned into disappointments? . How are you and those you love and lead handling this season of disappointments? . Maybe none of the seven unchangeables mentioned in this message is new to you--but which of them did you need to be freshly reminded of? . How would you describe the extent to which your soul is securely anchored? Strongly, Generally, Sporadically, Weakly?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture--Luke 17:22-30 . Application-- ● What similarities do you see between the world of Noah and Lot’s day and our own time? ● If you were to describe Noah in one word, what would it be? ● If you were to describe Lot in one word, what would it be? ● How does a consciousness of the limits of this life and the return of the Lord produce healthy life choices?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture—Matthew 1:18-25 Discussion Questions-- Which of the following have you felt in 2020? Fear, because God’s plan does not seem to make sense Resentment, because the priorities of government made sacrifice necessary Helplessness, because evil seemed to have all the power God had a plan. God has a plan. How do I see the Scriptures showing a pathway out of fear, resentment and helplessness? How does the story of Jesus’ birth help us to make sense of the year 2020? How does this account also give us hope for 2021?
A message from the series "RESILIENT." Scripture--Philippians 4:9-13 Discussion Questions-- How novel is the idea of “fighting for peace” to you? Looking at the Seven Common Areas of Discontent, if 0 is contentment and 7 is total discontent, what number would you assign to yourself at the present time? Which of the tools in the arsenal (Pray, Think, Do) do you need to pick up and use more frequently and thoroughly? In the area of thinking, God’s word tells us to choose what we think about. How is that going for you this week? What helps you to guide your mind into thinking about these things? "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (v. 8)
A message from the series "RESILIENT." Scripture--Philippians 4:2-7 Application-- ● Is there a relational conflict that God addressed to you as you heard this message? How did the three questions above help you to frame this conflict in a Scriptural manner? ● What worries/anxieties came to mind during this message? How will applying this truth produce peace which leads to joy?
A message from the series "RESILIENT." 20201129 - Island Christian Church - Resilient Series: Go Hard - Pastor Mike Scripture--Philippians 3:12-4:1-- Application-- ● On a scale of 1 to 10, how dissatisfied are you with your current rate of spiritual progress? How can that motivate you to “Go Hard”? ● What steps of focusing your spiritual journey have you taken as a result of this portion of Scripture? ● What kind of reminders of “ETERNITY” will work for you to keep you reminded of our place of citizenship and our ultimate destination?
A message from the series "Stand Alone Messages." Scripture – Acts 17:1-4 & 22-31 Application – ● How has this message changed your thinking about engaging the unbelievers in your life? ● What would “your worldview is not working” statements look like when speaking with the actual people you interact with each day? ● Scripture says: but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” How does this statement speak to the importance and urgency of sharing our faith?
A message from the series "RESILIENT." Scripture--Philippians 3:1-11 Application-- #1 Can you identify with relying on: ● your pedigree (religious rituals, upbringing, parent’s faith, church affiliation) or ● performance (doing works of righteousness) to make you right before God? How has that changed? #2 What in your past would you identify as rubbish? For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.