- Pray In
- Ask each person which service they watched on Sunday? 9am, 11am, or 1pm?
- Go over the lesson (Below)
- Ask everyone “What is one thing you learned today?”
- Give offering on the app
- Encourage P12 Leaders to meet with their group (and remind them to take attendance on Friday)
- Ask for prayer requests and pray out
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) – “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
KEY #1- DON’T WORRY! HAVE FAITH!
v. 6a – “Don’t worry about anything”
Worry: 1) to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; to torment with cares, anxieties, etc.; trouble; plague. 2) to seize, especially by the throat, with the teeth and shake or mangle, as one animal does another.’to harass by repeated biting, snapping, etc. uneasiness or anxiety.
QUESTION: What is one area of your life that worry has been trying to strangle your faith?
Faith: complete trust or confidence in someone or something
Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Matthew 6:27 (NLT) – Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
QUESTION: How do you fight worry?
You can’t fight a negative thought with a negative thought. You fight lies with truth. You can’t fight any other way. You fight worry by reciting and trusting in God’s Word.
Confidence: full trust, belief in the powers, trustworthiness, or reliability of a person or thing.
Faith is having confidence and assurance that what we hoping and believing for will happen!
Ephesians 6:16 (CEV) – Let your faith be like a shield, and you will be able to stop all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
KEY #2- PRAY ABOUT EVERYTHING!
v. 6b – “…Instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need,”
QUESTION: What is prayer?
Prayer: talking and connecting with God, communication with God
Reading the Word, fellowship, worship, listening to a message, etc. – any communication from God or to God is prayer.
Fear and worry automatically break communication with God.
Sometimes you need to take yourself on a long prayer walk and leave all your worries there. Don’t come back until you have peace.
Mark 11:24 (NLT) – I tell you, you can pray for anything, and if you believe that you’ve received it, it will be yours.
James 5:16 (NIV) – The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
KEY #3- THANK GOD FOR ALL HE HAS DONE!
v. 6c – “… And thank Him for all he has done..”
Thanksgiving – focuses on the good, sees the blessings, knows how to overlook bad things and mistakes
Worry – focuses on worst case scenarios, magnifies the wrong things, sees the lack
QUESTION: Do you find it difficult to enjoy the good times in your life because you keep thinking about when they will end?
Living a life of gratitude is super important. If you want to be able to enjoy the good times without worry, you need to learn to be grateful.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT) – Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
Thanking God causes us to acknowledge the things He has already done in our lives and actually builds our faith. Thankfulness attracts the peace of God.
OFFERING – May 2020
There will come a time when we’ve given our very last offering. Our life on earth will come to a close, and we will be left with one of two thoughts: “I wish I’d given more and done more.” or “I did all that I could.”
I once heard a story of a rich lady and her maid. They both died around the same time and went to heaven. An angel took the rich lady on a tour of heaven. She was amazed to see that her maid’s home in heaven was an amazing mansion, perfect in every way. She thought to herself, “If this is my maid’s house, I can’t wait to see what my house looks like! It’s sure to be incredible!” As the tour continued, she noted that the houses were getting smaller and smaller. Finally they arrive at a very small home, hardly more than a shack. “What’s this?” she asked. To which the angel replied, “This is what we were able to build for you with the materials that you sent on ahead to us. Sadly, there wasn’t much to work with.”
You’ll never regret investing in heaven and investing in people. The only regret you’ll have in heaven is not giving enough.
Luke 21:1-4 (NLT) – While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. 2 Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. 3 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. 4 For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.”
Jesus made it clear that it’s not about the amount we give. It’s about the percentage we are willing to invest. Let’s invest all we have into the Kingdom.
How to Give:
1. Open the app and click give.
2. Change the fund to P12
3. Set up your tithe on recurring giving