PRINCIPLES TO EXPERIENCE THE ABUNDANT LIFE

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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) & confirm 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. HOW TO EXPERIENCE THE ABUNDANT LIFE – The new book from Pastor Marco is now available! This powerful new book will teach you the principles of God that lead you into living the abundant life. There are limited copies available so get yours today!
  2. BAPTISM SERVICE – Wednesday, 12/7 – Hallmark Campus. Register here to sign up to get baptized and share a testimony about what God is doing in your life.
  3. GOD ENCOUNTER – W/Pastor Gavin Tait. Saturday, December 10th @ 9am – Hallmark Campus. Don’t miss this teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit & Healing by the laying on of hands.
  4. BIG CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY “Every Family Find a Family” – December 18th @ 5pm will be our BIG Christmas Giveaway. Each Family, let’s find three kids in need and register them here to receive a free Christmas gift.
  5. CHRISTMAS INVITE CHALLENGE (CALLING ALL DGs) – Let’s work together (each DG) to invite 20 families to our Christmas Events using this link.
  6. CHRISTMAS EVE – Don’t miss our Christmas services Saturday, 12/24 @ 9am, 11am and (1:30pm Spanish). These are our ONLY live, in-person services on Christmas weekend. Invite people to come worship Jesus on His birthday!
  7. CHRISTMAS DAY – Sunday, 12/25 @ 9am – ONLINE ONLY – Let’s bring the Gospel to our homes by tuning in to hear a Special Christmas Message from the Garcia Family! 
  8. CHRISTMAS BREAKTHROUGH OFFERING – Let’s cheerfully seek the Lord for the amount He’d have us give during our breakthrough offering! Let’s come prepared with our gift for the Lord Sunday, 12/11. 
  9. DISCIPLESHIP GROUP LAUNCH TRAINING –  HAVE A DISCIPLE WHO IS READY TO BEGIN MAKING DISCIPLES!!!? Have them sign up here for the next weekly DG Leader Launch Training. 

LEADERSHIP REFLECTION

QUESTION – WHAT ROLE DOES OBEDIENCE AND GIVING PLAY IN THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A LEADER?

PRINCIPLES TO EXPERIENCING THE ABUNDANT LIFE

INTRO:

*Someone please read the scriptures below 

1 Chronicles 14:11 (WYC) And when the Philistines had gone up into Baal-perazim, David smote them there  (David struck them down there), and said, God hath parted mine enemies by mine hand, as waters be parted. And therefore the name of that place was called Baalperazim, that is, the Lord of the Breakthrough. 

Ephesians 3:20 (AMP) Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us.

John 10:10 (AMP) The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. 

INSIGHT:

Two foundational truths we must believe to receive supernatural breakthrough and abundance include:

  • TRUTH #1- GOD WANTS US TO HAVE A BREAKTHROUGH BECAUSE HE IS THE LORD OF THE  BREAKTHROUGH. 
    • Breakthrough: any significant or sudden advance, development, achievement, or increase, the removal of all barriers to progress: a military movement or advance all the way through and beyond an enemy’s front line defense. 
    • God wants to remove every obstruction, restriction and hindrance that is standing in the way of our progress, development, increase and abundance.  

  • TRUTH #2- GOD WANTS US TO EXPERIENCE ABUNDANCE.  
    • Abundance: An extremely plentiful, an over-sufficient quantity or supply, overflowing, fullness, affluence (abundance of money, property, and other material goods; riches; wealth.) A flowing to or toward 
    • Everything that God does, He does in abundance.  

DISCUSSION – WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BELIEVE THESE TWO TRUTHS IN ORDER TO RECEIVE SUPERNATURAL BREAKTHROUGH AND ABUNDANCE IN OUR LIVES?

Today we will combine two of the 8 principles from the book that are guaranteed to cause us to experience a breakthrough of God’s abundance:

I. PRINCIPLE #1- OBEDIENCE: 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

Deuteronomy 30:8-9 (AMP) And you shall again listen to and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all His commandments which I command you today. Then the Lord your God shall make you abundantly prosperous in everything that you do, in the offspring of your body and in the offspring of your cattle and in the produce of your land; for the Lord will again delight over you for good, just as He delighted over your fathers

DISCUSSION – WHAT STANDS OUT TO YOU IN THE ABOVE SCRIPTURE?

INSIGHT:

  • Our greatest asset is our ability to hear the voice of God. 
  • God says, “my people are destroyed from a lack of knowledge [ignorance]” (Hosea 4:6 NIV)
  • Ignorance: lack of knowledge or information
  • We first need to know the principles of God in order to apply them/practice them.
  • When we apply God’s principles, they are guaranteed to lead us to success (they are fail proof).
  • We can expect to be blessed in areas that we are putting into practice God’s principles.
  • We can’t lead others to obey the Word of God, if we can’t first lead ourselves to obey His word.
  • First, we hear. Next, we do. Then, we teach.
  • Our obedience to God’s Word will always give us a breakthrough of God’s abundant prosperity.

DISCUSSION – HOW OFTEN DO YOU PUT YOURSELF IN POSITION TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE?

II. PRINCIPLE #2- GIVING: 

*Someone please read the scripture below 

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 (NLT) You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

DISCUSSION – WHAT IS GOD REVEALING TO YOU IN THE ABOVE SCRIPTURE?

  INSIGHT:

  • Giving with a cheerful attitude is the heart posture that God blesses
  • When God asks us to give, He is not trying to get something from us, He’s trying to get something to us..
  • God gives cheerful givers two promises: 1. Givers will always have everything that they need & 2. Givers will have plenty left over to share with others. 
  • We must be careful not to use the overflow solely on ourselves; Instead, we sow seed and invest from the overflow.
  • When we give what God tells us to give, it will unlock the abundance of God in our lives and the lives of others

QUESTION- WHAT IS ONE THING THAT YOU LEARNED FROM TODAY’S LESSON THAT YOU WILL APPLY TO YOUR LIFE THIS WEEK? 

GIVING


When we give, many important things are accomplished: First, giving is an opportunity to remember that God is the one who has given us the power to be successful and build wealth. Secondly, giving allows us to be used by God to impact the lives of others. Giving also opens the door for us to experience the abundant life. In a few weeks, we will be giving thousands of gifts and meals to children and families in our community through our Annual Big Christmas Giveaway. Through our giving, God continues to bless us and use us to touch the lives of His people in our community and throughout the world.

Deuteronomy 8: 1-2; 10-11; 18

1 “Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multiply, and you will enter and occupy the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors. 2 Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would obey his commands…

10 When you have eaten your fill, be sure to praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. 11 “But that is the time to be careful! Beware that in your plenty you do not forget the Lord your God and disobey his commands, regulations, and decrees that I am giving you today.

18 Remember the Lord your God. He is the one who gives you power to be successful, in order to fulfill the covenant he confirmed to your ancestors with an oath.

Let’s give today using The Way app. 

EVANGELISM PRAYER

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