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07.15.18 | [re]build: Our Faith In Process, Week 2

| QUESTION |


When it comes to helping others, are you more like a lifeguard or life coach?

Why do you think that is?

Proverbs 4:18-19 | NIV


18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.

| IDEAS |


Failure can be beautiful.

It’s not failure if you fail at doing something you’re not supposed to do. It is victory. Because with each success, and with each so-called failure, you’re getting a clearer sense of your calling.

| QUOTE |


“Every thought in your mind needs to be filtered. If you are going to survive this war, you need to be a domineering, controlling, micro-managing tyrant when it comes to your thought life. Any and all thoughts outside of God’s Word, you take captive, shut up, and expel. You give those thoughts no time. No mental real estate. No free pass. You throw those thoughts into prison. No, better yet, you send them straight to solitary confinement. And when you’re done, you throw away the keys.”

John Mark Comer

Proverbs 4:20-27 | NIV


20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

| MAIN IDEA |


Guarded hearts are prepared to help others.

| QUOTE |


“… rearranging the raw material of God’s creation in such a way that it helps the world in general, and people in particular, thrive and flourish.”

Tim Keller

| IDEA |


The church is a hospital—a place where sick,

broken, wounded, flawed people are made new by Jesus.

| IDEA |


1 - Lifeguards fix their gaze on Jesus

  • Train harder, elevate the status quo, be better, stronger, outpace culture with humility, wisdom, grace, and love.
  • My personal goal? It's written on my desk "I want to follow Jesus so intently that people around me would have no other option but to follow Him too.”

| IDEA |


2 - Lifeguards set up where people need saving

  • It’s not just showing up to church, it’s serving others. Really serving others.
  • If you can’t clearly name ways, places, and people you’re living intentionally with, something needs to change.

What are your Next Steps today?

How are you being challenged by today's message?

After The Message


There are 3 ways to connect with someone today. We know these services can be heavy and we want to give you some different options to connect today. 

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1) Stop by the Connections Table in the lobby after service and a volunteer will get a member of our pastoral staff to come and talk.

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2) Fill out a Connection Card during service, drop it off in the buckets during service or at the Connections Table in the lobby and someone will contact you this week.

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3) Fill out the Connect portion of ForefrontChurch.info and we connect with you this week.

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| MESSAGE QUOTES |


“Failure can be beautiful. It’s not failure if you fail at doing something you’re not supposed to do. It is victory. Because with each success, and with each so-called failure, you’re getting a clearer sense of your calling."


“Every thought in your mind needs to be filtered. If you are going to survive this war, you need to be a domineering, controlling, micro-managing tyrant when it comes to your thought life. Any and all thoughts outside of God’s Word, you take captive, shut up, and expel. You give those thoughts no time. No mental real estate. No free pass. You throw those thoughts into prison. No, better yet, you send them straight to solitary confinement. And when you’re done, you throw away the keys.”

John Mark Comer


"Guarded hearts are prepared to help others."


"When we trust God, grace is our megaphone."


“… rearranging the raw material of God’s creation in such a way that it helps the world in general, and people in particular, thrive and flourish.”

Tim Keller


"The church is a hospital—a place where sick, broken, wounded, flawed people are made new by Jesus."


"Life guards fix their gaze on Jesus and set-up where people need saving. It's not just showing up to church, but serving others. If you can’t clearly name ways, places, and people you’re living intentionally with, something needs to change. Get intentional with your life Jesus saved."

| Bible Reading Plain |


This month's 31 day reading plan from Bible.com is called, "Proverbs." It'll take our church through this amazing book together as we read, learn, and grow as a church. You can begin reading by following the link below:

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