(A fresh look at the VISION and VALUES of THRIVE Christian Fellowship)
Sunday, January 6, 2019
To make Christ-followers who THRIVE in connectivity with Jesus, one other, and those in their sphere of influence.
1.TEACH God’s Word as authority and the foundation upon which we build our lives.
(Psalm 119:28, 54, 89,105; 138:2; John 1:1,4; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12; Philippians 2:9-11; Luke 21:33; James 1:21; Romans 1:16; Matthew 4:4, 7:24-25; Deuteronomy 6:6-7)
2.HONOR God with honest and open hearts of worship.
(Matthew 15:8; Isaiah 1:11-17, 29:13; John 4:21-24, 20:19-28; Deuteronomy 6:5,13; Genesis 22:1-18; Micah 6:6-8; Jeremiah 7:22; Philippians 2:13)
3.REPRODUCE servants who discover and use their gifts to build up others.
(1 Corinthians 12:1-21; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Matthew 19:26; Jeremiah 32:17; Ephesians 4:4-5; Romans 1:11-12, 12:3-8; 1 Peter 4:10; Mark 10:43-45; Hebrews 10:24-25; Titus 2:4)
4.IMPACT King George and beyond as we build bridges and shine the light of Christ in our everyday lives.
(John 4:1-42, 10:1-18; Luke 19:10; Matthew 5:14-16; Philippians 4:5; 2 Timothy 4:2; Galatians 6:10; Colossians 4:5-6)
5.VITALIZE authentic, close-knit relationships in Christian community.
(Acts 2:42-47; Philippians 2:1-2,15; 1 Samuel 20:1-4; Proverbs 27:17; 2 Samuel 12:7-13)
6.EQUIP others to grow and walk victoriously and fruitfully in their relationships with Jesus.
(John 1:29, 35-42, 3:3; 1 Corinthians 15:57; Romans 8:35-39; Matthew 4:18-22, 28:19-20; Mark 8:34-35; Luke 9:23-24; John 17:17; Ephesians 4:11-16, 5:1-2; 1 John 2:6; 2 Timothy 2:2; Hebrews 13:20-21)
Taking it further to help you THRIVE…
1.Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged, or confused you?
2.Which of the 6 THRIVE values resonates the most in your heart? Why? How can you engage in the life of TCF to help see this value bear fruit?
3.Which of the 6 THRIVE values might you struggle with the most? How might God be challenging you in this area?
4.Why is it important to build our ministry upon the authority of God’s Word?
5.Most people immediately think of singing songs of praise as being worship, but as we talked about on Sunday, that is only one expression of worship. What are some ways we can HONOR God with honest and open hearts?
6.Are you currently meeting one-on-one with someone to help them grow? If not, what would it take for you to do this?
7.Why do people shy away from being authentic? What can we do to promote authenticity in our church fellowship?