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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Weekend Outline - Sept 30 - Get Connected, Week 1

This weekend was a great weekend as we kicked off a new series called "Get Connected." This series is designed to go hand-in-hand with the adult series "Get In the Game."

This weekend we launched the series with a general teaser about having healthy relationships. Check out the outline:
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Get Connected
40 Days of Community
Live Wire/High Voltage – Jim Clark – September 30, 2007
Week 1 – Get Connected
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work. Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9, 12

Things work better when connected.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17

God created you to connect.
The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’ Genesis 2:18
Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:8

These are called relationships.
Key Areas: 1. Father
2. Family
3. Friends
4. Future
A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:18-20

Connections require work.
Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24

Connections require time.
The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. Exodus 33:11

God’s plan for the church is to be a place for disconnected people to reconnect.
Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household. Ephesians 2:19
If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Eccl 4:10
Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. Proverbs 27:10

Action Steps (Easy as ABCD…)
1. Be Here.

2. Connect with your small group.

3. Discover daily devotions.

The Bottom Line: God wants you to build healthy relationships in your life.

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Questions for Discussion with your student:
1. How many 'healthy' relationships do you have with friends, family?
2. Would you say your relationship with your 'Father' is healthy? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think the church is a good place for the disconnected to find a connection?

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Jim

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