DON’T BE A FLAKE: reliable
1 Corinthians 1:7–9 (NLT)
7 Now you have every spiritual gift you need as you eagerly wait for the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. 8 He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. 9 God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
BIG IDEA: YOU ARE INVITED TO GO ON THE MISSION WITH JESUS
Luke 1:26–38 (NLT)
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. 37 For the word of God will never fail.” 38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.
THOUGHT 01 – YOU ARE FAVORED.
Ephesians 1:6 (NLT)
6 So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.
THOUGHT 02 – YOUR RESPONSE MATTERS
James 5:12 (NLT)
12 But most of all, my brothers and sisters, never take an oath, by heaven or earth or anything else. Just say a simple yes or no, so that you will not sin and be condemned.
ACTION POINT – LIVE RELIABLE
2 Timothy 2:1–2 (NIV84)
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
Coming up at Open Life
Next week we begin our Christmas Series, “Don’t Be A Flake” and are going to have some fun leading up to our Christmas Service on December 20th at 10am. Open Life Sumner will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service on the 24th at 5pm. Pass on one of the invites and let’s expect great things this Christmas.
Youth Conference GENERATION UNLEASHED
January 28-30, 2016
Students will be inspired beyond being able to contain themselves for sure. Sign ups are live right now at the link below. Click to find all the information you desire about this Student Life Event.
This February we will be kicking off groups across the region where you can become the community that matters in the life of each other. If you would be interested in leading or hosting one of these groups please email Brent Osburn our Sumner Campus Pastor for more information.