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In this series we explore a way of life that starts at home and changes the world.

Home - week 6 - by landon henry

HOME – 6 'House of Healing - Why should I forgive?'



Psalm 103:2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits— 3 who

forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from

the pit and crowns you with love and compassion…


Luke 23:32 Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be

executed. 33 When they came to the place called the Skull, there they crucified

him, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. 34 Jesus said,

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”


Ecclesiastes 7:20 “There is not a single person in all the earth who is always

good and never sins.”


Colossians 3:12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved,

clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and

patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have

against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

Ephesians 4:32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each

other, just as in Christ God forgave you.


Ecclesiastes 7:9 It’s foolish to hold a grudge.


Romans 12:19 “Never avenge yourselves. Leave that to God, for he has said

that he will repay those who deserve it.”


Matthew 6:14 For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly

Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father

will not forgive your sins.


Mark 11:25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone,

forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”


Luke 6:37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you

will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.


Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.


Proverbs 17:9 He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever

repeats the matter separates close friends.


Proverbs 17:9 (MSG) Overlook an offense and bond a friendship; fasten on to a

slight and—goodbye, friend!


Proverbs 12:16 A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man

overlooks an insult.


Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord,

and he will deliver you.


HOME- WEEK 5- BY Brandon whitford

SIMPLEST WAY TO CHANGE THE WORLD

Home - Week 5


Jesus is the answer, but it isn't Jesus without us, its Jesus ______ us and __________us.


Typical Christian and Non-Christian View of Home:

Home is the place I eat, sleep, relax, and entertain myself - by myself.

 

There are no ___________in Christianity.

 

The secret weapon for gospel advancement is __________and you can practice it whether you live in a house, an apartment, a dorm, or a high rise. It takes only a ____________to open your _________and ________ to others.

 

The entire Bible is a story about God’s Hospitality.

 

The Bible literally begins with God making a home for humanity to dwell with Him in the garden and ends with God making a home for believers to dwell with Him in a city.

 

2 Corinthians 5:18 ….God gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

 

Any time we practice hospitality, we put __________ _________on the gospel.

 

There are cultural currents that Keep us from making our homes a weapon for the gospel.


Biblical hospitality is the polar opposite of our cultural trends to separate and isolate, It rejects the notion that life is best spent fulfilling our own self-centered desires, cordoned off from others in the private fortresses we call homes.

 

Common Excuses we tell ourselves.

 

“I just don’t have time, I’m too busy”

 

“Busyness isn’t just the sign of a disordered schedule, its the sign of a disordered heart.”

- John Ortberg

 

"What if they don’t like me?”

 

“But I’ll have to cook”.

 

"But my house is a wreck!”

 

“But we have kids!” 

 

"I don’t like to entertain”

 

“But my house is small”

 

Biblical hospitality chooses to _________rather than unplug, ______rather than close, ________rather than sit idly.

 

Romans 15:7 “to welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you”.

 

“I am growing increasingly convinced that if every one of these kids burning with passion to write a hit Christian song or make that hit Christian movie or start that hit Christian ministry to change the world and would instead focus their passion on walking with God on a daily basis, the world would change…Because the world learns about God not by watching Christian movies, but by watching Christians.” - Paul Vischer

 

Ordinary doesn't equal insignificant.

 

“The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” Matthew 13:31-32

 

If ordinary doesn't equal insignificant, then even a walk to your mailbox or grilling burgers matters. Everything about your everyday, ordinary, small-feeling life matters.

 

When we practice hospitality, we experience the thrill of feeling God’s power conquer our fears and our stinginess and all the psychological gravity of our self-centeredness. And there are few joys, if any, greater than the joy of experiencing the liberating power of God’s hospitality making us a new and radically different kind of people, who love to reflect the glory of his grace as we extend it to others in all kinds of hospitality.” - John Piper

 

Join us tonight for our class at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall, there are still a couple of books available.

home- week 4- by heath miller

Honor Lives Here


Matthew 7:24-25 - Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock.


Romans 12:10 (NIV) Honor one another above yourselves.

Romans 12:10 (ESV) Outdo one another in showing honor.


Honor makes a statement: I _______ you


Romans 12:10 (ESV) Outdo one another in showing honor.


How to show honor:

  • Value-adding ____________ – How we _________ & __________
  • Familiarity can cause us to ___________ how special others are
  • Listen ____________ & thoughtfully
  • Stand up & greet your loved ones with an ___________
  • Value-adding ___________ – What we ________

Proverbs 18:21 (NIV) - The tongue has the power of life and death.

  • Remove ___________
  • _________from the Bible
  • If it’s not ___________, it’s not honor
  • Value-adding ___________ – What we _________
  • Honor is not ____________; it’s ____________
  • Honor goes first, because God went first


HOME - WEEK 3 - BY KASEY MURPHY

Peace, the key to conflict.


John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives do not let your hearts be troubled.”

Mark 3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Luke 8:17 For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed, and nothing concealed that will not be known or brought into the open.


Reason for Conflict

James 4:1 Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they come from your desires for pleasure

that war in your members?


Conflict in our homes comes from competing ___________.


5 common responses to conflict.

1. _____ way response.

2. _________ response.

3. ______ way response.

4. _______ way response.

5. ____ way response.


6 strategies to use in conflict

1. Become a __________.

2. Talk to __________ about the conflict.


James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to them.

Psalm 139:29 Search me O God, and know my heart, Try me and know my anxieties.


3. Change your ___________.

Peace comes from focusing on others needs not your own.


Philippians 2:3-5 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or vein conceit, but in loneliness of mind

let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look our not only for his

own interests, but also for the interests of others. Let this mind be in you which was

also in Christ Jesus.


Matthew 7:3,5

And why do you look at the speck in your brothers (Spouses, Coworkers, Childs) eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye?

Hypocrite! First remove the the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.


Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turns away wrath. But a harsh word stirs up anger.

4. Establish some ______ ______.

1. Be honest

2. Avoid words like never and always.

3. Say what you mean.

4. Be Kind.

5.Have it ___________.


Matthew 5:23-24 Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother then come and offer your gift.

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.


6.Ask for ___________.


Proverbs 13:10 By pride comes nothing but strife, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

Proverbs 27:5-6 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.


5 daily Resolutions

1. I resolve today to commit my life to Jesus Christ.

2. I resolve today to commit my attitude to Jesus Christ.

3. I resolve today to commit my words to Jesus Christ.

4. I resolve today to commit my mind to Jesus Christ.

5. I resolve today to commit my relationships to Jesus Christ.

HOME - WEEK 2 - BY LANDON HENRY

Love Asks A Question

Home Series – Week 2



1 John 4:19 We love because he first loved us.


1. Love goes _________________ – it actively pursues.


Psalm 139:13-18 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. 17 How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! 18 Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand—when I awake, I am still with you.


Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


2. Loving each other looks like _______________ each other.


Ephesians 5:21–25 …21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.  22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. 25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her,

 

Philippians 2:3–11 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

Philippians 2:3 …count others as more significant than yourselves.

 

Philippians 2:7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant. 

 

Philippians 2:9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 

 

Mark 10:43–45 Jesus said, “That’s how people outside of the kingdom of God think.” 43 But it shall not be so among you. Whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44 and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” 

 

John 13:3-5 On the night before Jesus died, the disciples had just eaten their last meal together, and 4 He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist. 5 Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples' feet

 

John 13:12–15 “Do you understand what I have done to you? 13 You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. 


Ephesians 5:21,“submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

 

“The primary point of marriage is to teach you to wash the feet of another sinner.” –Elyse Fitzpatrick 

 

3. One, Transforming Question: What can I do to _________________?

 

The _______________ to asking this question is __________. 


Challenge: Ask it at least _______ time, __________ _______ this week.


When you want to ask it ___________, you need to ask it ________. 

 

Ephesians 5:21,“submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.”

 

Ephesians 2:18-21 “be filled with the Spirit,” singing and speaking to one another in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, giving thanks always and for everything, 21 submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ. 

Home - Week 1 - By landon henry

Build Smart

Home Series - Week 1


The home is the heart and soul of any society – it’s ____________________ but it’s clearly under ____________. 


With so much at stake, we better be willing to consult the ___________________ who created the blueprint.


Psalm 127:1-5 Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. 2 It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. 3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


A home is a _________ ______ ___________ ___ ________!



Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”


Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.


1 John 4:9 This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.


1 John 4:19 We love because He first loved us.



It’s not smart to build ____________ _____ _________.


Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.


Life is lived at its __________ when you build alongside the Lord.


2 Corinthians 6:1 Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain.


The home is all about ____________________. 


Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.


God knows __________ need a __________ to belong where they find protection, provision and encouragement.


Psalm 127:3-4 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.


Psalm 127:5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


Psalm 127:2 … for he gives to his beloved sleep


God wants to be a part of ________ ________ of your life, including your family life.


Genesis 3:8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.


The Lord wants you to _________ life and to enjoy Him in your life.


1 Timothy 6:17 As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy.


A godly home makes ________ _________ and produces happiness.


Psalm 127:5 Blessed (happy) is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


Joshua 24:15 … But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”


A home is a happy home because:


_____ _______ has designed it, helped to build it, strengthened it, provided for it, and protected it


_______________ have been brought into it and have been launched successfully from it; they've hit their target, and they're making an impact, a difference, in their society


A happy home _____________ everyone around it.


If your father and mother, your sister and brother, if the very cat and dog in the house, are not happier for your being a Christian, it is a question whether you really are one." - Hudson Taylor