Home Church 6/21/2020

Welcome to week fourteen of SBC Home Church! 

This week, we’re looking at Philippians 4:5-7, so grab a Bible and get ready. Paul continues to encourage the Church to let the gospel influence not just their beliefs, but their behaviors, and he gives direct instruction on how we are to deal with the tumult of the world. The gospel opens us up to respond to others in gentleness, and to God in ferocious, desperate prayer.

The life that Jesus is inviting us into is marked by the peace of God that outpaces human reason a million times over! As we choose this life, and our actions obey Paul’s instruction, it doesn’t just lead to peace in the midst of life, but also thanksgiving, joy, gentleness, and God’s own presence.

It’s the kind of life that allowed Jesus to sleep on a boat in the middle of a storm while human reason was leading others to freak out! 

Is it a life you want? If so, get ready to learn, and then let’s obey together.

Below is the link for our Home Church as well as links for our KidsCo lessons. 

(Parents –  While watching the sermon, encourage your children to draw a picture of a way they can choose gentleness this week. For younger kids write “PEACE” in block letters for them to color and use for discussion later.)

KidsCo Home Church:  2 Years – PreK

KidsCo Home Church:  K – 6th

Discuss the Word

  1. Share a situation or relationship in your life where you know you’ll need to intentionally respond with gentleness this week. Pray and ask God to help you. (Parents share, then ask kids to share and explain their drawing.)
  1. What have you been anxious about in life? How does this affect how you have been responding to others? (What is something you worry about? Does it change how you treat others?) 
  1. Jacob shared a distinction between “reacting” versus “responding” to others. What was that distinction, and what does Paul say influences which one we do? (Parents take time to talk about this question together and share your experiences with your kids.)
  1. Verse 7 tells us to “make our requests made known to God.” Share and write down your requests. Be specific, and then tenaciously bring them to God. (Write your requests together as a family. Once you are done, take time to pray together, bringing your request to God.)
  1. How can thankfulness for the Christian be our posture for making requests, not just receiving requests? (How should your attitude be when you bring your requests to God?)
  1. What is a time you have known God’s peace despite life’s crazy circumstances? (How have you felt God’s love when things in life seem hard to understand?)

Practice The Word

  • Memorize Philippians 4:5-7 – “Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
  • Take Action: Contact a friend and encourage them with how you see Joy, Gentleness, Prayerfulness, Thankfulness, or God’s Peace in their life.

Pray The Word

  • Pray for God’s peace to fill His church. Pray for His people to be gentle, to be prayerful, thankful, and at peace.
  • Pray for God peace, like a strong garrison, to guard the hearts and minds of his Church.
  • Thank God for His precious and very great promises. Thank Him for his Supernatural power and peace that surpasses understanding. Read Isaiah 26:3-4
  • Pray the specific requests you wrote down. Read 1 Peter 5:6-7

Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

O soul are you weary and troubled?

No light in the darkness you see?

There’s light for a look at the Savior

And life more abundant and free

Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Look full in His wonderful face

And the things of earth will grow strangely dim

In the light of His glory and grace

Ways to Give

Giving of our finances is a response of worship to God who created us, saved us, and is continually at work in the lives of each of His children to reflect more and more of the character of Jesus Christ. Giving is an opportunity to respond to the gospel of Christ in a way that we can find our hearts freed to reflect the generous heart of God.  

2 Corinthians 9:7-8 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.”

We will continue to keep everyone updated regarding our gatherings. If you have any questions, concerns, or needs, please contact any staff member or elder: 

pete@sangerbible.com  *  jacob@sangerbible.comscott@sangerbible.com * ashley@sangerbible.com  *  rebecca@sangerbible.com  *  shandra@sangerbible.com  *  sean@sangerbible.com  *  derek@sangerbible.com