Limitless Week 1
Every country has its borders. Every ocean, its shorelines. But the power and love of God truly knows no bounds. And He is still not finished with Eastside! As we continue to declare his faithfulness, we eagerly anticipate what He will do in and through us. Join us beginning October 21/22 as we launch toward a future filled with LIMITLESS possibilities.
In the sermon “Limitless Vision,” Pastor Gene Appel highlights the importance of devoting oneself to God’s vision for the church. He focuses on the four essential components of apostles’ teaching, fellowship, communion, and prayer. Gene encourages believers to engage with the Bible, build community, remember Jesus’ sacrifice, and depend on God’s power through prayer. The message emphasizes living out these components to make the Christian life appealing to others and unleash compassion in the world.
What are your best tips for getting together with your people on a regular basis?
- Read Acts 1:8. How does the power of the Holy Spirit enable us to be witnesses of Jesus to the ends of the earth?
Pastor Gene highlighted the promise of receiving power from the Holy Spirit and the challenge to be witnesses of Jesus to the ends of the earth from Acts 1:8.
In what ways have you experienced the Holy Spirit’s power in your own life, and how has it helped you share your faith with others?
- Why is it important to prioritize the apostles’ teaching (Bible study) in our spiritual communities?
Gene discussed the importance of the Word of God and how it shapes hearts and minds, as the first component of God’s vision.
What does Bible study look like in your own life? How can you grow deeper in understanding and living out God’s Word?
- How does being part of a loving community of believers (fellowship) contribute to your spiritual growth?
Pastor Gene emphasized the importance of community for spiritual growth and life change as the second component of God’s vision.
What does your current community involvement look like? What steps can you take to deepen your connection with other believers?
- What is the connection between communion and generosity, and why is it an essential part of a Christian community?
Gene explained the connection between communion, remembering Jesus’ sacrifice, and being generous like Him as the third component of God’s vision.
How can you practice generosity in your life, following the example of Jesus and the early church?
- Why do we need daily dependence on the Holy Spirit through prayer to live the Christian life?
Gene described prayer as a direct connection to the limitless power source needed, and the fourth component of God’s vision.
How does your prayer life reflect dependence on the Holy Spirit? What specific changes can you make to prioritize prayer in your daily routine?
wrap up | prayer
• Pray for the Holy Spirit’s power to be experienced daily, as the group strives to live out the Christian life and be witnesses of Jesus.
• Pray for the Holy Spirit to guide the study and help the Word of God shape their hearts and minds. • Ask God to strengthen the fellowship within the group, helping them build a loving community where they can encourage and care for each other.
• Ask God for a heart of prayer, recognizing the need for daily dependence on Him and the Holy Spirit’s power.
• Pray for the ability to live out faith so that it attracts others to Jesus, unleashing compassion and making Christianity appealing.
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