Gentile Inclusion

God's Choice

Pastor Jerry Gillis - June 5, 2022

Community Group Study Notes

  1. Have someone in your group give a brief recap of Sunday’s message, highlighting the primary Scripture passages and main idea of the message. 

  1. How has this message (or this message in combination with any others in this series) confirmed and/or corrected your previous ideas about God’s choice? 

  1. Define humility. What are the thoughts, actions, and behaviors of a humble person?  

  1. What are some examples of spiritual pride?  

  1. In what ways do you struggle with spiritual pride? How can arrogance prevent us from intimacy with God, fellowship with other believers, or engaging in God’s mission?  

  1. Consider the kindness and sternness of God. How should this influence your faith and outpouring of faith?  

  1. We are blessed to be a blessing. How have you been a distributor of God’s grace this week? If you are struggling to come up with an example, what barriers may have limited you in blessing others this week?  

  1. In what ways can you apply today’s message to your life?  

 

Action Step 

  • “Arrogance is a fundamental forgetting of where we came from and how we got to where we are now” (Pastor Jerry). We are all in danger of growing spiritually arrogant. Meet with a trusted brother or sister in Christ this week (a spouse, family member, friend, or mentor) and ask them to honestly evaluate your spiritual humility and spiritual pride. As you receive their feedback, write down areas of your life in which you may be demonstrating spiritual pride. Spend time praying over these areas. 

 

Mobilization Challenge 

 

Choose an Awareness Challenge: 

  • Alone/Not-Alone. Go somewhere and eat by yourself. What would it look like if Jesus was eating with you? Just enjoy being with Him. Maybe there is a chance to talk to someone or help someone. Ask the Lord what He would do if He was in your chair.  

  • Walk your pet with purpose. Walk your dog when you see a neighbor walking theirs. You might end up talking with your neighbor! 

  • Celebrate! Be aware of people close to you. Are they celebrating something? Perhaps they quit smoking, they just had a baby, they got a promotion, or the cancer is in remission. Use anything you can as an excuse to celebrate them!  

  • In your going, take time to be aware of what/who is around you. Before you enter a public space, ask God to help you see what He wants you to see. Make note of the people you see, what is going on around you, and what ways you might be able to serve others.  

  • Prayer walk in your community and take notice of who and what is around you. 

  • Map out a mile radius around your house and drive it. Pray and take notes of what you see.  

  • Look at your town’s event calendar and find an event to attend. Ask a neighbor to go with you or go by yourself and try to meet new neighbors.  

  • Eat at the same restaurant in your community multiple times and see if you can get to know the servers and the regular customers.  

  • At work, be aware of co-workers and managers. Do you see anything you can do to encourage them?  


Abide


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The Two Israels

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 1 - May 1, 2022

The Mystery of God's Mercy

Pastor Jonathan Drake Part 2 - May 8, 2022

Faith Over Law

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 3 - May 15, 2022

Faith Through the Word of God

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 4 - May 22, 2022

The Remnant of Israel

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 5 - May 29, 2022
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Gentile Inclusion

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 6 - Jun 5, 2022

All Israel Will be Saved

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 7 - Jun 12, 2022

The Doxology

Pastor Jerry Gillis Part 8 - Jun 19, 2022

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