GUARANTEED GROWTH

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AGENDA

  1. Ask someone to pray in
  2. Ask for highlights from the week
  3. SUBMIT ATTENDANCE TODAY (search “DG” in your email) also confirm that the DG leaders in your group have also submitted attendance for their meetings.
  4. Go over lesson below
  5. Encourage all to give on the app
  6. Ask for prayer requests and pray

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. END TIMES SERIES Pt. 2 – Continuing This Wednesday 7/6/22 at 7pm. Bring a friend!

 

GROUP REFLECTION:

  1. Who is new to your DG?
  2. How many people are you training to launch their own DG?
  3. How many total DG’s do we have in our network? 

LEADERSHIP PRINCIPLE

“If you can’t get through the process, you’ll never get to the promotion.” – Marco Garcia 

QUESTION- WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO COMMIT TO THE PROCESS BEFORE GAINING  THE  PROMOTION? 

 

 

GUARANTEED GROWTH 

Guaranteed: for sure, certain, definite, assurance of a particular outcome, a promise 

Growth: increase in size, stage of development, maturity, expansion, to be fruitful, multiply, to produce, prosper, succeed, build up, improve. 

GROWTH INSIGHTS: 

Insight #1- We were created to grow and desire it. 

  • Growth is part of our original D.N.A. 

 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Genesis 1:28 (NLT) “Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply.”

Fruitful: (Parah) grow, increase, show fruit, branch off. 

Multiply: (rabah) to become many, numerous, to make large, abundance. 

 

QUESTION- IN WHAT AREAS OF YOUR LIFE DO YOU DESIRE GROWTH? 

 

Insight #2- Everything that is healthy grows. 

  • Healthy churches grow; healthy ministries grow; healthy D.G’s grow and multiply; healthy businesses grow; healthy marriages grow to be more in love and unified; healthy bodies grow; healthy mindsets grow in greater knowledge, wisdom and prosperity;healthy spiritual lives grow to be more like Christ; healthy emotions grow to be more loving, grateful and peaceful; healthy finances grow, etc..

 

A. God created everything to be healthy and grow.

  • Everything that God made was very good, it was healthy and fruitful. It was very good because it was operating according to plan. He declared growth, fruitfulness and production over all His creation including vegetation.

 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Genesis 1:11-12 (NLT) 11 “Then God said, “Let the land sprout with vegetation—every sort of seed-bearing plant, and trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. These seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came.” And that is what happened. 12 The land produced vegetation—all sorts of seed-bearing plants, and trees with seed-bearing fruit. Their seeds produced plants and trees of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.”

Good: (tob) healthy, beneficial, prosperous, fruitful, causing happiness and provision 

 

QUESTION- IS THERE AN AREA IN YOUR LIFE THAT NEEDS GREATER HEALTH? WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU WILL DO THIS WEEK TO PROMOTE HEALTH IN THIS AREA?

 

Insight #3- Everything that is not healthy does not grow. 

  • An unhealthy church, ministry, D.G, business, relationship, City, Tree, plant, or finances will not grow, but begin to decrease and eventually dry up and die.

 

A. Unhealthy trees and people do not produce fruit.

  • Unhealthy trees and people don’t produce what they were created to produce. They never reach their potential. 
  • When we are unhealthy it always ends in disappointment. All of us desire to grow and be fruitful but when we have unhealthy mindsets, and sinful lifestyles, it is guaranteed to fail.

 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Luke 13:6-7 (NLT) 6 Then Jesus told this story: “A man planted a fig tree in his garden and came again and again to see if there was any fruit on it, but he was always disappointed. 7 Finally, he said to his gardener, ‘I’ve waited three years, and there hasn’t been a single fig! Cut it down. It’s just taking up space in the garden.

Note: No one gets married with the vision of pain, division and divorce. No one starts a ministry with a vision of only growing to ten people. No one starts a business and invests 100k to see the business eventually shut down. In the same way, God did not make you or I to live a selfish life, be addicted, depressed, fearful, angry, hateful, rejected and abused. He created us to have a relationship with Him, to be fruitful, Godly and victorious in Him. 

B. When sin entered the world, it made everything unhealthy and difficult to grow.

Growth would now have major obstacles in front of it. Sin always ends in sickness and death, not growth. It was Adam’s decision to sin that cursed the ground, caused thorns and weeds to grow and made everything difficult.

 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Genesis 3:17-19 (NLT) 17 And to the man he said, “Since you listened to your wife and ate from the tree whose fruit I commanded you not to eat, the ground is cursed because of you. All your life you will struggle to scratch a living from it. 18 It will grow thorns and thistles for you, though you will eat of its grains. 19 By the sweat of your brow will you have food to eat until you return to the ground from which you were made. For you were made from dust, and to dust you will return.” 

 

QUESTION- HOW DOES REPENTING OF SIN AID WITH GROWTH?

 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Psalm 107:34-37 (NIRV) 34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow. He did it because the people who lived there were evil. 35 He turned the desert into pools of water. He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs. 36 He brought hungry people there to live. They built a city where they could make their homes. 37 They planted fields and vineyards that produced large crops 

 

Note: The same land can produce or not depending on the hearts of people. It is not the geography that determines the prosperity and fruitfulness of a city, family and land, it is the lifestyle of the people. 

 

QUESTION- WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU LEARNED TODAY? 

 

GIVING

This year we are launching two new campuses! The Way LA and The Way Safford, AZ. The cost of planting two new churches can seem daunting when there is no faith, but we are a church full of faith and generous hearts! With the opportunity to give toward expansion today we can make both campuses happen with ease! 

2 Corinthians 9:6 NLT “Remember this- a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop.”

Let’s give today using The Way app.

GROUP PRAYER: EVANGELISM PRAYER

Who are some people that you are believing God to reach?