From the ‘Reaching The Ends Of The Earth’ sermon series!
Sermon on ‘The Whole Counsel Of God’ from Acts 20:1-38 by Geoff Lin – available in audio or video here.
Read the Bible text: http://bit.ly/2o5yNPB
Christians are word people. I don’t mean simply that ‘Christians are people of the WORD of God’, although that is true. I mean, that Christians need to listen, read, think and speak words with great intention and purpose.
Let me see if I can explain, starting with some background.
Imagine a world without purpose? The book of Proverbs makes this observation:
“Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” (19:21).
How do we know God’s purpose for our lives?
Peer Discipleship is when two or more Christians encourage one another toward Christlikeness with Bible in hand.
That is another way of saying – be intentional as a godly friend!
But let us retrace some steps and see how it is that we get to this definition!
In J.K. Rowlings Harry Potter the new students at Hogwarts are sorted into houses by a talking ‘Sorting Hat’. Clever! If anyone has an issue, then don’t blame it on the faculty, blame it on the ‘Sorting Hat’!
On Sunday I received this anonymous question: ‘Can we please keep the same Home Group next year?’
Sure! Easy for me (Can’t believe we are already thinking about next year!). I love that you have enjoyed your Home Group so much this year that you would like more of that next year.
But before we lock that down, it may be helpful to consider some factors.