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Everything Matters

Sunday October 19, 2008


·         Our Picture of What is Coming Shapes our Actions Now

·         Jokes and Songs – Two Doors and Your Ticket

·         What We Do Lasts                                       1 Cor 15:58

Christian Service Matters

·         Passage – 1 Cor 3:10-15

·         Picture – Working on a Building

·         About – Christian Service

·         Survives – Some Survives, Some Does Not

·         Be Careful – What Is Done, How it is Done

Parties Matter

·         Passage – Luke 14:12-14

·         So Far – More or Less ‘Formal’ Christian Service

·         Now – What You Do With Your Free Time

Daily Work Matters

·         Passage – Eph 6:5-8; Col 3:22-25

·         Daily Routine – Some Chosen, Some Stuck With

So What?

·         Positive Side – What We Do Lasts, Not in Vain

·         Negative Side – Not Everything Will (or Should!) Last

·         What We Do – Focus on Actions, What we Actually Do

·         How We Do It – Not How Big, but what Kind of Action

·         Picture of Life – Word, Worship, Work           Col 3:15-17

Take it Home! Can you think of a time when you did something that proved to be “in vain”, or useless? (eg, rearranging deck chairs on Titanic, sweeping before sawing ...)Read over the three passages that were the focus of attention this week – ·         1 Cor 3:10-15·         Luke 14:12-14·         Eph 6:5-8; Col 3:22-25What Kind of Actions Survive? What Kind do not? What is it about them that makes them survive or not?What difference would it make to your life this week if you really believed that your actions could last forever?Take It Home – Take this home and use these questions to think about the ideas shared today. It is even better if you can use these questions in a conversation with someone else.

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