By: Sarah Battle
We all know how wild and crazy our weekly schedules get with family responsibilities and jobs. Weekends are filled with travel, sports, television and big screen box office movies. The bed on Sunday mornings pulls us in as if we are getting our best sleep. This is all part of life’s journey but so is growing alongside other believers.
We should think about each other to see how we can encourage each other to show love and do good works. We must not quit meeting together, as some are doing. No, we need to keep on encouraging each other. This becomes more and more important as you see the Day getting closer. Hebrews 10:24-25
Small groups are important to both a mature believer and a new believer. As you become engaged you find time to pray together, celebrate the joys in life, and help one another in our everyday journey. In a large setting you simply do not have time to get to know others on this intimate level.
Everyone needs personal touches and relationships to grow spiritually.
Growing up in church, we often used the term Sunday School for what we now know as Life Groups or Small Groups. The setting is still the same. Ample time is set aside to dive into the Word to gain a deeper knowledge of how to apply Biblical truths to everyday life. One reason we may use the catchy name “Life Groups” may be because we are not just setting aside time Sunday morning to gather but choosing to share life throughout the week.
Planned events from game time or dinner to serving at an event bring small group participants together. We share personal defeats and losses, seeking the power of prayer and direction. We also spend time celebrating life’s victories, thus spending time giving praise to the One who deserves the glory. A small group becomes part of your family. But note the key is TIME. Are you willing to give time to grow spiritually and become part of a small family?
Our Small Group meets during the 11 a.m. hour in Room 106. The class is geared towards married couples whether married less than a year or over ten. If your spouse is serving in other areas during this hour feel free to join us and have your spouse join when possible. We are excited about our next study beginning in a few weeks, This Changes Everything by Ben Stuart. The study will focus on how the world desperately needs Christians whose actions match their convictions. A young generation is rising up, and they need to see the power of the Gospel working its way out into our everyday lives. We have the potential for our outside to match our inside, our activity to match our God-given identity. When the Gospel lands in the human heart, we cannot stay the same.
Join us on Sunday to experience more. God is calling. Where is He calling you?
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