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It is only after joining ourselves in personal relationship with God, and opening our lives to God's family that we can experience everything God has promised us in Christ.

Gospel-Centered Messages North Central Church

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It is only after joining ourselves in personal relationship with God, and opening our lives to God's family that we can experience everything God has promised us in Christ.

    Hurting Heart , Hidden Hand (1/5)

    Hurting Heart , Hidden Hand (1/5)

    Series: Rest For The Weary - BIG IDEA || God rules over His hurting people even if His actions are normally hidden from them.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-160180.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. How did we see Gods hidden hand changing the circumstances of Naomi and Ruth?
    2. What encouragement might this story give you for your present or upcoming life circumstances?
    3. Who are the people God seems to be sending you to express his lovingkindness providence?

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    Lasting Joy (4/4)

    Lasting Joy (4/4)

    Series: Joyful & Justified - Main Idea || Jesus made us friends with God, so we can now live in joy instead of fear.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-159800.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. How would you describe your view of God before learning of his justification by grace?
    a. Cosmic Cop confronting your mistakes
    b. Vending Machine dispensing your desires
    c. Angry Judge condemning your past failure
    d. Mysterious Force communicating in the distance by hidden code
    e. Your Friend forgiving, receiving relating to you just as you are
    f. Other _______ ?
    2. Where, other than God, are you tempted to seek or sustain your joy?
    a. What could you remind yourself about God in order to rejoice in him instead?
    3. So how might you grow your friendship with God w/more focused time attention on Jesus justification?
    4. Try to express to your group the joy this truth brings you :

    a. Romans 5:21 (NLT): 21 So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now Gods wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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    Forever Friends (3/4)

    Forever Friends (3/4)

    Series: Joyful & Justified - Main Idea || The God who brought us into our new friendship with God will keep us going in our faith and ensure that we arrive in heaven with him.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-159248.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. Was there ever a time when you doubted Gods love for you? If so,
    a. what were the circumstances around your doubt?
    b. have you overcome them?
    2. As an assurance of Gods love for us, whats been more compelling for you your personal experience or Jesuss death?
    3. Our joy surges when we see believe gospel truths. How might this one help you sustain your joy no matter what life brings you?

    a. Romans 5:11 (NLT) So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
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    Joy in Suffering (2/4)

    Joy in Suffering (2/4)

    Series: Joyful & Justified - Main Idea || It is when we suffer that we discover what we are really trusting and hoping in: ourselves, or God.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-158983.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. Consider a specific difficulty or hardship you have experienced as a Christian (it may be something you are experiencing right now). Were any of these true for you?
    a. It led you to focus, to single-mindedness.
    b. It led you to a deeper experience of Gods presence and love.
    c. It led you to a greater closeness, a sense of nearness.
    d. It helped you sift out the unimportant from the important.
    e. It helped focus your attention more on prayer and on what God has done for you.
    2. Was there ever an area of suffering or disappointment in your life which you are seeing as punishment from God, instead of God working to bring you closer to him?
    3. It is when we suffer that we discover what we are really trusting and hoping in: ourselves, or God. Why do you think that might help us more than our own uninterrupted affluence?


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    Inner Peace (1/4)

    Inner Peace (1/4)

    Series: Joyful & Justified - Main Idea || We can have peace with God because of what Jesus has done for us.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-158456.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. Saving faith is a trust transfer the removing of ones hopes trust from other things to place them on God as Savior. Do you remember when how you first made that trust transfer?
    2. Justification is not merely the removal of a negative (hostility)it has a positive aspect: relationship. This is friendship w/God. We can now go to God continually with our requests, problems, failures; and he hears us relates to us. How is that friendship developing in your life?
    3. If Jesus took our rap sheet (guilt) and gave us his resume (righteousness), why might we still be so self-confident in our own righteousness or self-condemning of our own unrighteousness?

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    New Way To Work (12/12)

    New Way To Work (12/12)

    Series: A New Way To Be Human - Main Idea || All new human employees employers will serve each other in the same manner attitude they would serve God.
    Fill-In Notes: https://churchlinkfeeds.blob.core.windows.net/notes/39900/note-158126.html

    CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION:
    1. This passage in Ephesians neither condones nor condemns the dehumanizing cultural system of slavery. Does that bother you? (Why or why not?)
    2. We who belong to Jesus are to do our jobs with excellence and work with all our hearts with contrasting attitudes not as resentful people-pleasers, but as representatives of Jesus whos rewarded in a future heaven. Would you consider this instruction difficult to execute in your line of work?
    3. Have you ever had an authority figure (employer?) who motivated you with sincere respect instead of making threats? What was that (or would be) like?
    4. Of all of these descriptions of what our Jesus has done, whats your favorite?
    a. JESUS is our true better Master and King of all the Universe. He chose
    i. to become a slave to set humans free from spitritual slavery
    ii. to call his disciples a friend of God wash their smelly/dirty feetto
    iii. accept our best effort while overlooking our inadequacies
    iv. to demand our work of perfect obedience, knowing wed fail, and willingly do it himself in our place.How might this passage help you translate transform all the evil in this world thats damaging human lives?

    12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.


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