In January 2016 we will be starting our small groups after the Daniel Fast (4th week) and continuing to meet until the week before Easter. We have decided for this round of small groups that every small group will be a sermon discussion group. Here are the top five reasons you should attend a sermon discussion small group.
It Changes the Way You Listen to the Sunday Sermon
Just like taking notes (which I recommend) or tweeting the sermon (@FVChurchAuburn), participating in a sermon discussion group changes the way you listen to the Sunday sermon. Simply the fact that you know that you have to participate in a future discussion about what your listening too will engage your brain more on Sunday mornings. You’ll be more attentive and you’ll remember more about what was preached. It will enhance the Sunday sermon for you.
It Makes You Accountable to Listen To Every Sermon Even If you Aren’t There
We all miss church sometimes. Sometimes it’s for good reasons and sometimes we are just lazy. We as a church are working our way through Philippians. If you miss a Sunday sermon that means you are missing part of the series. Joining a sermon discussion group will motivate you to go back and listen to the sermon (faithandvictory.com/sermons) so you are prepared for your small group. Getting the whole picture of a book of the Bible will increase your understanding of what God has said.
It’s Easy to Be Prepared for a Sermon Discussion Small Group
I know I’ve been in book study small groups where I was supposed to read but my week got away from me and I end up at small group having no idea what we are talking about. I want to take it seriously but sometimes I’m just super busy. It’s super awkward and I always feel like a failure when that happens. With a sermon discussion group you’ve already attended the service (probably) so you can come to small group with no pressure or guilt :).
You can Focus on Time and Place
If you notice we tried to get one small group in each of the area’s around Auburn WA on different days of the week. Since all the small groups are the same topic you won’t feel conflicted about having the small group you really wanted to go attend be on a day that doesn’t work for you or to far away to drive too. Pick a time and place that works best for you :).
It’s Fun and You’ll Get To Know New People
The biggest goal of small groups is not the content of the small group, it’s the getting together of church family and having them share life together. Getting to know people from the church that you didn’t know before on a deeper level is invaluable as we walk out God’s purpose in our lives and for Faith and Victory Church. The Sermon discussion questions allow everyone in the group a chance to speak and to listen so you’ll really get to know people. Don’t Wait! Sign Up On Facebook today and Commit to going and making new friends. Love you all – PT
Small Group Links
Jessica talks with me about marriage and what it means to be a Godly wife in a politically correct world.
“10 Times Better” from The Best of 2015! by Pastor Matt Krachunis. Released: 0. Genre: Christianity.
“Where is He?” from The Best of 2015! by Pastor Matt Krachunis. Released: 0. Genre: Christianity.
“Send Me!” from The Best of 2015! by Pastor Jay Alexander. Released: 0. Genre: Christianity.
Who would have guessed that questions like this exist in the Bible… James 4:1 (AMP version) “What leads to strife (discord and feuds) and how do conflict (quarrels and fightings) originate among you?” Oh those conflicts that we have…
And you know what? It also gives the answer… “Do they not arise from your sensual desires that are ever warring in your bodily members?”
It is only God that can help us fight against our flesh and desire to sin. He knows and understands the things we go through. That’s why He confronts these issues and gives us the answers in His Word.
I would encourage you to read His Word everyday. 🙂
“Whom Shall I Fear” from Faith and Victory Church by Cyrstal Krachunis. Released: 2015. Genre: Christian.
“How to be Glad and Rejoice” from The Best of 2015! by Pastor Matt Krachunis. Released: 0. Genre: Christianity.
THE BOOK OF JUDGES RECORDS THE LIFE OF SAMSON. A great movement of Philistines migrated to the south coast of Canaan about 1200 B.C. and became the principal enemy of Israel until the time of David. Because of their ability to make iron weapons, they possessed a military advantage. Interesting, the word “Palestine” is derived from the term “Philistine”. God raised up a deliverer in Samson. He was to be a Nazarite and live according to God’s highest standards for His people. Although the LORD had blessed and empowered him with the Spirit, Samson made fatal errors that led to spiritual failure and physical death. He did not anchor his life on God’s Word. He showed a lack of concern and respect for God’s commandments. He disregarded his godly heritage in order to fulfill his own desires. Unlike Moses, who chose to endure adversity with God’s people rather than the passing pleasure of sin (Heb 11:25), Samson chose to express himself in ways and desires that did not please God. He misused God’s gifts and empowerment for personal gain. During his 23 years as judge, he never succeeded in delivering God’s people. His record consisted of sporadic exploits against that heathen nation. Judges 13-16. So I ask, what might God have accomplished through Samson if he had been FAITHFUL to his calling and genuinely dedicated to God’s purpose for his life as the chosen deliverer of Israel? There’s a sermon in there. God wants to use YOU! Apply as needed.
“What Would Peter Do?” from Faith and Victory Church by Pastor Steve Dalton. Released: 2015. Genre: Christian.