You Have One Job

Introduction:

How we are to preach the Word/Gospel (2 Timothy 4:1-5):

  1. Stay Focused .
  2. Endure Suffering .
  3. Evangelize .

    1 Cor 1:17 - For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power.

  4. Finish Strong .
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Practical Tips on How to Preach the Gospel:

  1. Get Prepared
  2. Ask Other Christians
  3. Pray for God's peace

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Small Group Discussion

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5

GROUP

  1. We as Christian have been given one job to fulfill… Preach the Gospel... God chose “nobody’s” to complete this job. How does God prefer to use regular people?

  2. Why is Enduring Suffering such a powerful testimony for God?

  3. Why is Finishing Strong so important? Give a specific example of someone is your life that finished strong and an example of someone that didn’t finish strong.

BREAKOUT

Have you ever failed to walk through a door to God has opened for you to preach the Gospel? Pray for that person that was missed that day to come to Christ either through you or another Christian.

Watch Your Mouth

Introduction:

Our Tongues (James 3:1-12):

  1. Are the most Dominant part of our bodies. (Jas 3:1-5a)

    Acts 20:28 - "Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood."

  2. Are able to Wreak Havoc. (Jas 3:5b-6)
  3. Are Untamable. (Jas 3:7-10a)
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  1. Are *Untamable...without the Holy Spirit. (Jas 3:10b-12)

    Luke 6:43-45 - For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit, for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

Practical Ways to Watch Your Mouth:

  1. Watch Your Media.

    Proverbs 4:25 - "Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you."

  2. Watch Your Company.

    Proverbs 24:1-2 - "Be not envious of evil men, nor desire to be with them, for their hearts devise violence, and their lips talk of trouble."

  3. Watch Your Walk.

    Proverbs 8:20-21 - "I walk in the way of righteousness, in the paths of justice, granting an inheritance to those who love me, and filling their treasuries."

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Small Group Discussion

Read James 3:1-12

GROUP

Why does the tongue hold so much power?

  1. How can we overcome our tongues?

  2. What ways can we ensure we are storing treasure of good rather than treasures of evil? (Luke 6:43-45)

  3. Has your media, company and walk changed since becoming a Christian? In what ways?

BREAKOUT

What media or company is holding you spiritually hostage? What can you do to remove it along with its ‘treasures of evil’?

Coming Soon: This is Your Last Warning

Coming Soon: This is Your Last Warning. (Revelation 22:6-21):

Introduction:

This is Your Last Warning: 4 Truths to Embrace Knowing Jesus is Coming Soon.

  1. Worship is only for GOD. (Rev 22:6-9)
  2. Your CHOICES now have eternal consequences. (Rev 22:10-15)
  3. The Invitation is for TODAY. (Rev 22:16-17)
  4. Don't MESS with the Message. (Rev 22:18-19)
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Read Revelation 22:6-21

GROUP

  1. What stood out to you / surprised you from this passage?

  2. What are some ways people add to or take away from God's Word (Rev 22:18-19)?
    Why is God so serious about adding to or taking away from His Word?

  3. Looking back on the Revelation series as a whole, what was the 1 thing that stood out to you the most? 

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another!

Coming Soon: All Things New.

Introduction:

Heaven: Where Jesus Makes All Things New. (Rev 21-1-22:5)

  1. The new HEAVEN and EARTH . (Rev 21:1)
  2. The new JERUSALEM. (Rev 21:2)
  3. The new way of LIFE. (Rev 21:3-5)
  4. The new DEMOGRAPHIC. (Rev 21:6-8)
  5. The new NEIGHBORHOOD. (Rev 21:9-22:5)
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Read Revelation 21:1-22:5

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1 - What aspect of heaven, according to John’s description, are you most looking forward to? Why?

2 - What aspect of heaven, according to John’s description, was “new information” to you?

3 - In this description of heaven, why are John and us reminded 3 times (Rev 21:8, 27, 22:1) of who and what will NOT be in heaven?

4 - In the list of “unrepentant sinners” excluded from heaven, the first kind named is the “cowardly” (Rev 21:8). What type of sin is this referring to? How is someone “sinfully a coward”?

BREAKOUT

Pray for one another, and thank God for this place being prepared for you!

Coming Soon: The Great White Throne Judgment!

Introduction:

The Last Trial in History (Rev 20:11-15):

  1. The Judge. (Rev 20:11)
  2. The Trial. (Rev 20:12-13)
  3. The Sentence. (Rev 20:14-15)
  4. The more you know, the more you reject, the more you suffer.

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Matt 10:15 - Truly, I say to you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah than for that town.

Matt 11:20, 24 - Then he began to denounce the cities where most of his mighty works had been done, because they did not repent. "But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.”

Heb 10:29 - How much worse punishment,do you think, will be deserved by the one who has trampled underfoot the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace?

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Small Group Discussion

Read Revelation 20:11-15

GROUP

  1. What was your big “take-away” from this passage / message? What stood out to you / what was new information to you?

  2. Rev 20:11 - why was there no rainbow around the throne (see Rev 4:3)? What does this tell you about the Great White Throne Judgment?

  3. Since God knows everything, why does He have the books of deeds and the book of life (Rev 20:12-13, 15)? What is their purpose?

  4. How would you reply to someone who says, “How could a God of love cast people into the Lake of Fire?”

BREAKOUT

Pray for the lost that you know. And pray for opportunity for you to reach the lost that you know.