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The Church on Mission
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Title: The Acts of the Apostles?
• One Messiah
• Two Apostles
• Three Expansions
• Six Panels
• The Continuation of the Mission of Jesus
• The Church as God’s Plan for the World
• The Unhindered Message of the Kingdom of God
• The Power of the Holy Spirit
Living on Mission:
The church of Jesus Christ empowered by the Holy Spirit
is God’s plan to reach the world in this age,
with the message of Christ’s redemption and rule.
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth.
We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church questions
• What were some applications you took away from the Psalms series this summer? (We studied Psalm 1, 2, 8, 19, 27, 32, 103, 118, and 139).
• What do you remember about our long, long study of the Gospel of Luke?
• What is the big deal about the Kingdom?
• Have you ever studied through the book of Acts? What do you remember?
• Ken said the church is God’s plan to reach the world? How is the church doing worldwide? How are we doing at Fellowship?
• Do you feel like our church is a church on mission?
• What is your role in the church?
• What difference does the Holy Spirit make in a practical way as you minister?
Discipleship 101 | August 20 | 6:00 p.m.
Join us at our next Discipleship 101 as we take a look at how evangelism and discipleship work together in the life of a follower of Christ. For more information contact Michael Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Childcare by RSVP to Shann@conwaycorp.net. Let us know you’re coming, register at fellowshipconway.org/register.
Griefshare | August 30 – November 15 | 6:30 p.m. | Fellowship
GriefShare offers hope and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend. GriefShare starts August 30 – November 15, 6:30 p.m. at Fellowship (Room 211, 2nd floor). Signup today at the Connection Center. For more information, call Joe Garner at 469-556-8962.
Fellowship Kids Baptism Class | September 9, 16, 23, 30| 2nd Service
If you have a child who has accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior, we would love to have you join us for this next step. We will talk about salvation, baptism, and what it looks like to be a Christian. This will be a class for you and your child to attend together. If you are interested in attending, please, Contact Heather McKinney at email@example.com.
NEXT Kick Off | August 28 | 6:30 p.m. | 3440 Cutter Ridge Rd
The college and young adults ministry at Fellowship (NEXT) kicks-off its fall semester August 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday night gatherings are a casual time for college-aged people to gather and seek God together. We will eat, worship together, and engage in discussion-based small groups. Looking for a college-aged community to walk with during the young adult years? Join us. For more info, contact the College & Young Adults pastor: Zach Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shoebox Packing Party Countdown | August 23, 27 | 10-2
We are 4 weeks away from our Church-wide packing party! This has been such an easy and fun way for us to get the gospel around the world. In order for the pack to go smoothly, join us August 23 and 27, 10-2:00 p.m. to help prep the items that go in the shoeboxes.
Girlfriends Study of Philippians | Sept 11-Oct 30 | 12:00 p.m. | Fellowship
This study through Philippians is for women seeking encouragement in their Christian walk. Paul’s example of contentment and joy is available to all Christians. Come anytime between 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM (study is 12-1:00). childcare by RSVP to Shanna at Shann@conwaycorp.net.
Father/Son Camp Out | Sept 21-22 |
Fathers and their sons ages 5-12 are invited to the woods on Friday evening and Saturday, Sept 21-22, for the Father/Son Camp Out. Escape the crazy of life and enjoy the quiet of nature for just a little while. Event is free. For questions and/or to register www.fellowshipconway.org/register.
• OCC Packing Party – September 17
• Girlfriend’s fall conference – October 19-21
• Men’s Muster – April 12-14, 2019
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The Book of Revelation opens with John’s description of a vision. In the vision, Jesus gave John messages for seven local churches. Jesus told John to write these messages on a scroll and send them to the churches.
In most cases, Jesus commended the church for their good work, warned them about the areas in which they needed correction, and urged them to return to Him. Among other things, He warned the churches not to forget their love of the Lord. He encouraged them not to be afraid of being tested. He urged those who were surrounded by evil to not deny their faith. Each time, Jesus promised to reward those who remain faithful to Him.
The church is made up of people who have trusted in Jesus, who are committed to one another, and who meet together to worship Jesus and share the gospel. Jesus loves the church as His bride. (See Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7-9.) Jesus’ message called the churches to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. The Lord is slow to anger (Ex. 34-6-7) and patient, wanting everyone to repent (2 Pet. 3:9).
Jesus warned specific churches in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), but the problems they faced can still be found in churches today. Help kids understand some of the problems the early churches faced: They did not love like they should, they believed false teaching and did wrong things, and they were lukewarm—useless to the cause of Christ.
Help your children understand that we can pray for our churches to be faithful, effective instruments in spreading the gospel. We should love the church because Jesus loves the church. Through the church, Jesus helps believers work together to do God’s plan. Finally, Jesus warned believers to stay alert because He will come like a thief when no one is expecting Him. Believers—then and now—must always be ready!
Jesus loves the church. His message to seven local churches called them to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. We can learn from those churches. Through the church, Jesus helps believers work together to do God’s plan.
Check this session’s Activity Page and Big Picture Card as well as the Gospel Project for Kids Family App for ways to interact with the Bible content this week.
KEY PASSAGE: Revelation 21:5
BIG PICTURE QUESTION:
BIBLE STORY: GOD’S WARNING TO SEVEN CHURCHES
FAMILY DISCUSSION STARTERS: