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WHY WE GATHER LIFE IS HARD AND GOD IS GOOD
Dr. Mark’s Spiritual/Physical Exam:
PRESENT ____________ "Meanwhile the people in Judah said, `The strength of the laborers is giving out...'" Nehemiah 4:10a
"Fatigue makes cowards of all of us." Vince Lombardi
"... and there is so much rubble..."
"... we cannot rebuild the wall..." Nehemiah 4:10b
"Also our enemies said, ‘Before they know it or see us ... we will kill them and put an end to their work!'" Nehemiah 4:12
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN LIFE GETS THIS HARD?
“Therefore I stationed some of the people behind the lowest point of the wall at the exposed places, posting them by families, with their swords, spears and bows.” Nehemiah 4:13
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Admit your faults to one another and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16
"I said to them ... `Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome…” Nehemiah 14:4a “This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness...” Lamentations 3:21-22
3. ____________ AND KEEP ON _______________
Remember the Lord who is great and awesome; fight for your friends, your families, and your homes!” Nehemiah 4:14
Compassion Wins Pandemonium, Week 4 (Spanish Translation)
Compassion Wins Pandemonium, Week 4 (Spanish Translation) by Community of Faith
Compassion Wins Pandemonium, Week 4
Pandemonium, Week 4
Matthew 14:13-21 (NASB)
13 Now when Jesus heard about John, He withdrew from there in a boat to a secluded place by Himself; and when the people heard of this, they followed Him on foot from the cities. 14 When He went ashore, He saw a large crowd, and felt compassion for them and healed their sick.
In crisis, compassion is the foundation for a miracle.
15 When it was evening, the disciples came to Him and said, “This place is desolate and the hour is already late; so send the crowds away, that they may go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said to them, “They do not need to go away; you give them something to eat!” 17 They *said to Him, “We have here only five loaves and two fish.” 18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.” 19 Ordering the people to sit down on the grass, He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food, and breaking the loaves He gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds, 20 and they all ate and were satisfied. They picked up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve full baskets. 21 There were about five thousand men who ate, besides women and children. Matthew 14:13-21
In Christ, when you lead with compassion, you set the foundation for a miracle.
Describe a time recently where you were tired, sad or overwhelmed and someone was demanding your attention. How did you respond?
Describe a time in your life when you experienced compassion from someone else and the impact that it had in your life.
Identify an area of your life where criticism is more evident that compassion and determine on step you can take this week to begin to make a shift toward more compassion.
Finding Life in Suffering Pandemonium, Week 3 (Spanish Translation)
Finding Life in Suffering Pandemonium, Week 3 (Spanish Translation) by Community of Faith
Finding Life In Suffering Pandemonium, Week 3
Finding Life in Suffering
Pandemonium, Week 3
1 Peter 1:13-25 (NASB)
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
17 If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; 18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ. 20 For He was foreknown before the foundation of the world, but has appeared in these last times for the sake of you 21 who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23 for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God. 24 For, “All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls off, 25 But the word of the Lord endures forever.” And this is the word which was preached to you. 1 Peter 1:13-25
Three must-haves in order to find life in pandemonium:
A Focused Mindset. (vs. 13-16)
An Awe of God. (vs. 17-21)
An Extravagant Love for Others. (vs. 22-23)
As Wes talked about being apathetic in our faith, what steps can you take in order to grow your faith or the faith of those around you?
Are there things in your life or lifestyle that don’t align with holiness?
As your reflect on loving others well ,what is one thing you could do this week that would communicate your love for them?
PANDEMONIUM- A PANDEMIC PARABLE, PT2 (Spanish Translation)
PANDEMONIUM- A PANDEMIC PARABLE, PT2 (Spanish Translation) by Community of Faith
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