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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

High Voltage Outline - November 5, 2006

Weekend Overview:
Attendance: Average
Lesson Topic: Week 4 - Ordinary Heroes... Philip/Getting in the Game
'Fun Factor': Average
Volunteer Involvement: Above average
Music: Way above average (Kraig's group Conscience Striken was up from Johnson)
Student Involvement in Music: way above average
Lesson Quality: above average
Length of Lesson: ** minutes
Student Response: average
Overall Night Rating (scale of 1(not good) to 10(awesome)): 7

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Todd taught this lesson... and he did a great job I might add.
Kraig's band (Conscience Striken) was here from Johnson. They led the group in worship and did a great job!!

Here's a copy of the outline. And check out the discussion questions below...
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Ordinary Heroes
Week 4 – Philip
High Voltage – November 5th, 2006 – Jim look alike
He appointed twelve—designating them apostles—that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons. Mark 3:14-15

Philip answered the question, but missed the test.
When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
Philip answered him, “Eight months ‘wages would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!”
Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and the men sat down, about five thousand of them. Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.


What do you really know? This world’s reality does not apply to the Son of God.

If you are willing to not stand on the sidelines of life (where it is safe), then God will put you in the game (which is under fire).
Acts 8: 4-8 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Christ there. When the crowds heard Philip and saw the miraculous signs he did, they all paid close attention to what he said. With shrieks, evil spirits came out of many , and many paralytics and cripples were healed. So there was great joy in that city.

Acts 8:26-39 Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road – the desert road – that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, ‘unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. The eunuch ws reading this passage of Scripture: He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before the shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.
The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus.

1 Cor 1:27-29 Brothers, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.
Who is Jim Abbott or Tom Dempsey?

Trying to use common sense with an Uncommon God.
1 Cor 15:27 For he has put everything under his feet. “Now when it says that “everything” has been put under him, it is clear that this does not include God himself, who put everything under Christ. When he has done this, then the Son himself will be made subject to him who put everything under him, so that God may be all in all.

What do we have mastery over? God has mastery over …. Everything.
Judges 7:2-7 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, announce now to the people, ‘Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave mount Gilead.’ So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained…….. The Lord said to Gideon, “ With the three hundred men that lapped I will save you and give the Midianites into your hands. Let all the other men go, each to his own place.”

Action Steps:
1. Realize the rules of this world confine us, but they do not define our God.
2. When the Lord calls on you, believe he will empower you with the tools needed to succeed.
3. Search for the Lord daily and find him in your heart.

John 14:1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
The Bottom Line: Trust God, you must choose to believe that an almighty God can take a pine riding person like you and make them a superstar.
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Discussion Questions:
1. What gifts and abilities do you have that you would like to use in serving the church?
2. Where could you begin to use those abilities in serving and getting into the game?
3. What might be preventing you from jumping in to the full?
4. What might God be able to do through you that you could never do alone in terms of your abilities?

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JC

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