EXPANSION WEEK 1
BRINGING PEOPLE TO JESUS AND JESUS TO PEOPLE
Expansion exists to increasingly bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people. It is a time that we all come with a willingness of heart, bigness of spirit, and an activated faith to say “Yes” to all God is leading LIFE into.
Yes, to stepping out in faith, taking ground, building The Church, and enabling a home for all. Together we are believing to see our generation and the generations to come to be impacted and changed with the reality of Jesus and Gods Kingdom to advance like never before.
What stood out to you from Sunday’s message ‘Expansion week 1’, and why?
SCRIPTURE 1 Chronicles 28 v 20 “David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord is finished.”
Reflect on 1 Chronicles 28:20 “Be strong and courageous, and do the work”
We can picture David handing Solomon the scrolls with the plans for building the temple and organising its service. The job was now in the hands of David’s son Solomon. It is easy to see how important this was for David. He had spent enormous effort to prepare the temple, but all David’s work would have been useless unless Solomon did in fact do it.
‘DO NOT TALK ABOUT IT; DO NOT SIT DOWN, AND DREAM OVER THE PLANS, AND THINK HOW ADMIRABLE THEY ARE, AND THEN ROLL THEM UP; BUT, ‘BE STRONG AND OF GOOD COURAGE AND DO IT.’
C H SPURGEON
What does “…do the work” mean? Who is God calling to “do the work?”
Does Expansion excite you? Scare you? Stir your faith? Worry you? Which one(s) are you most excited? Why?
What dreams has God placed in your heart? What unique skillsets has He gifted you with? What’s your part to play?
Take time to look through the Expansion Mag https://www.expansion.org.au
Share thoughts and discuss how you can play a part in outworking Expansion E.g., Church, Community, Kingdom
PRAYER & ACTION
- Check out more info on Expansion at https://www.expansion.org.au
- Talk to your group leader for more details on how to get a copy of the Expansion mag.
- Pray that there would be a resetting and realigning to steward our gifts and rewards in a way that is holy and under Gods sovereign plans and protection
- Have a time to be prayerful and ask God, ‘What part do you want me to play?’