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Monday, October 08, 2007

Weekend Outline


This weekend, for High Voltage, music returned to the line up. It was scheduled for Live Wire (Middle School) as well, but a schedule conflict came up.

We're hoping that this marks the return of regular music to the High Voltage and Live Wire line ups.

This is a quick picture I grabbed from the back of the room as it was getting started with my iPhone. Doesn't it take good pictures for a phone?

Here's the weekend outline:
Week 2: Better Together
Live Wire/High Voltage – Jim Clark – 10/7/07
What is 40 Days of Community?
“Community”… a reference to deep relationships
“Relationships”… you are better together

What are we doing during this series? We’re going to…
∑ Teach it Everyone
∑ Talk about it Small groups
∑ Live it out YOU (in community)

Why care/why listen?
Because solitude stinks
∑ Happiness isn’t shared
∑ Sadness is magnified
∑ Experience life through a filter
Again I saw something meaningless under the sun: There was a man all alone; he had neither son nor brother. Eccl 4:7-8

What are my relationship options?
∑ Don’t care superficial community
∑ Buy in artificial community
∑ Give up unofficial community
∑ Get it together genuine community
Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:2

What is genuine community?
A group of people who are characterized by faith in Jesus
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. John 13:35

What can I do to be part of this action?
∑ Identify the relational option you’ve chosen
Don’t care--Buy in--Give up--Get it together

∑ Pursue Biblical community
*Attend the weekend services
*Read the daily devotional
*Memorize the 6 Bible verses

∑ Practice genuine community
*Get in a small group
*Participate in our community food drive

The Bottom Line: Don’t settle for the superficial, artificial, or unofficial when God has created opportunities for you to be known and experience genuine community.

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Discussion Questions:
1. Which of the relationship options do you find yourself doing most? (Don't care... Buying in... Giving Up... Getting it Together)
2. What is the hardest for you about developing genuine relationships? Why?
3. What specific steps do you need to take to build more intentional and genuine relationships?

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Overall, it was a good weekend. Attendance was up, despite a lot of people being out of town. So, overall, it was good.

Jim

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