Where is God in the Waiting Room?

August 4, 2013

Waiting Room 3

This week, we took a look at Acts 25 and received a Message on the God of the Waiting Room.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Here are the main thoughts we explored together:

  1. God frequently leads us into the waiting room
  2. God is at work even while we are waiting.
  3. God uses the waiting to refine us.
  4. God has things for us to do while we are waiting.
  5. God wants us to be ready when He leads us out of the waiting room.

 Reflecting on Today’s Message

  1.  Is there some area of your life in which you are in the waiting room today?
  2.  What is God asking you to do?
  3.  What are you going to do about it?

Praying for Strong Farewells

April 21, 2013

Jesus Servant

This week, we took a look at Acts 20:17-38 and received a Message on Praying for Strong Farewells.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at Praying for Strong Farewells. Then answer the questions about where you are with joining in with this Message:

7 Truths about God’s Servant

1. God’s servant serves the Lord with all humility and with tears.

2. God’s servant doesn’t shrink back from trials.

3. God’s servant is an “extremist” who values the gospel as greater than his life.

4. God’s servant brings the whole counsel of God.

5. God’s servant prepares people for the difficulties to come.

6. God servant is not afraid to work with their hands to meet their needs.

7. When God’s servant sees money, he sees souls.

Reflecting on Today’s Message

Can you identify people from your past who have served the Lord in the ways that Paul describes?

These days, who are the people your life who match Paul’s description of God’s servant in this passage ?

In light of the truth of this message, is God asking you to shift anything in your life?


Praying for Focus

March 24, 2013

Focus

This week, we took a look at Acts 20:1-16 and received a Message on Praying for Focus.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at Praying for Focus. Then answer the questions about where you are with joining in with this Message:

7 Truths about Praying for Focus

1. God knows that we are not sure how to prepare for Transformation

2. God knows that Transformation will change everything in my life.

3. God knows that Transformation will leave me with less control.

4. God knows that I am insecure about a shift in expectations.

5. God knows that Transformation begins with us.

6. God is simplifying things.

7. God is looking for people who will pray for Transformation night and day.

  

Praying for Deliverance from the Mob

What are 2-3 things that God is highlighting to you about praying for deliverance from the mob?

Is there anything preventing you from receiving a blessing in this area today? 

What is God asking you to lay down or pick up this morning?


Praying for Confirmation

November 18, 2012

This week, we took a look at Praying for Confirmation

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at Praying for Confirmation.  Then answer the questions about where you are with joining in with this Message:

7 Truths about Praying for Confirmation

1)    God wants us to be clear about His directions.

2)    God knows how natural it is for us to get tired and discouraged.

3)    God is willing to provide reminders as needed to encourage us along the way.

4)    God can provide confirmation through other people.

5)    God can provide confirmation directly.

6)    God doesn’t gauge our obedience by how “easy” or “difficult” things are.

7)    God says “I am willing to confirm my directions if you are willing to hear”.

My Response to Praying for Confirmation

What are 2-3 things that God is showing you about praying for confirmation?

Is there any area that God has called you to where you have “given up”?

Would you pray for God to share His confirmation with you this week?


Ask for More

May 6, 2012

This week, we took a look at God’s desire for us to Ask for More.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at 7 Truths about Asking for More.  Then answer questions about where you are in the issues of dealing with Asking for More:

7 Truths about Asking for More

1) God is asking for more.

2) God is looking for people who are asking for more.

3) Sometimes we forget to ask for more.

4) Sometimes we are afraid to ask for more. Sometimes we are afraid it won’t happen. Sometimes we are afraid that it will happen.

5) God is honored when we ask for more to give it away.

6) There is a difference between asking for more and striving for more.

7) Are you willing to ask for more?

 Joining God’s Plan for Asking for More

 Does God want you to Ask for More in any area of your life?

Relationships

Finances

Health

Spiritual Gifts

Fruit of the Spirit

Etc?


Dealing with Criticism

April 29, 2012

This week, we took a look at how the disciples of Jesus dealt with criticism in the context of Acts 14:-1-7.

If you would like to listen to the message, just click here.

Take a look at 7 Truths about Criticism.  Then answer questions about where you are in the issues of dealing with criticism:

7 Truths about Criticism

1)    There is a constructive criticism that is born in love.

2)    Love requires me to do what is best for the other person, no matter what it costs me.

3)    God doesn’t want criticism to distract me, but to draw me closer to Him.

4)    Sometimes God uses criticism to answer my prayer: “search me God and know my heart”.

5)    Sometimes God uses criticism to identify my need for the praise of man.

6)    Criticism clarifies my message.

7)    My response to criticism is a reflection of my heart posture.

Joining God’s Plan for Criticism

What are the benefits to you living life free from the need of the praise of man?

Are there one or two people in your life who you have trouble hearing because of bitterness over criticism?

What is the next step in healing your heart and making it open again?


Control

April 22, 2012

This week, we took a look at the principles of “control” and “self-control” in the context of Acts 13:42-52

We saw a stark contrast between the religious leaders of the day who were attempting to “control” the message, and the disciples, governed by self-control, who maintained an attitude of joy.

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Take a look at 7 Truths about Control .  Then answer questions about where you are in the issues of “control” and “self-control”:

7 Truths about Control

 1)    God is in control.

 2)    God asks us to manage the resources He gives us, not control them.

 3)    When we try to control, it’s easy to miss what God is doing.

 4)    When we try to control, it’s easy to miss the joy.

 5)    God’s only plan for us is self-control.

 6)    Self-control is a gift of God.

 7)    God will give us opportunities to grow in self-control.

Joining with God’s Heart for Control

On a scale of 1 to 10, how well do you understand God’s Heart for Control?

What is God highlighting to you about Self-Control today?

What is the next step for you in walking out Self-Control?