Your Personal Grow-Pray-Study (GPS) Guide

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DARKNESS CANNOT DRIVE OUT DARKNESS

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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study!

Monday: Read Matthew 5:43-48. Why is loving your enemies so difficult? Who are the “enemies” that you might identify in your life? Pray for those enemies throughout the week.

Tuesday: Read Romans 12:14. What are ways that you can be a blessing to those who “persecute” you (or inconvenience you, or make you mad)?

Wednesday: Read 1 Peter 3:9. God doesn’t want us to return evil for evil. What are ways that you can actively practice that with the people that make your life more difficult.

Thursday: Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. God is love. He gives us a perfect word picture of what that love looks like. In all honesty, we will never be able to give the same love that Christ gives. But how can this love impact the way you love others in life?

Friday: Read Proverbs 24:17. Purposefully pray for your enemies who have succeeded.

Saturday: Read Exodus 23:4-5. How can acts of love towards your enemies (like rescuing his/her donkey) impact your discipleship journey? How can it impact your enemy?

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Don't forget you can watch this week's sermon message or read the full PDF of the sermon message & GPS.


CREATE FOR COMMUNITY PRAYER REQUESTS: For patience with parking challenges during construction (currently estimated as 30% done). For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.

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When Jesus Brings Light To Life's Darkest Moments

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Join us during Lent for food, fellowship, and video series study!

DAY 1: Read Luke 22:40. What is a temptation pressure point where you need to take Jesus' advice and bring it to God in prayer?

DAY 2: Read Luke 22:44-45. The disciples sleep, exhausted from sorrow. They have not taken Jesus' advice. In prayer, Jesus will find strength for the trials before Him. Without prayer, the disciples will not. When have you prayed and found strength? When is a time you look back now and wish you had prayed? What lesson do you learn from praying and not praying? And what will you pray about today?

DAY 3: Read Luke 22:42. Right now, what situation in your life do you need to say to God, "Not my will, but Yours be done?"

DAY 4: Read Luke 22:46. This is at least the second time Jesus has asked his disciples to pray so that they would not fall into temptation. Why the repeat command? How are you doing in praying for that temptation pressure point from day 1? What has happened in the past three days? Where do you need to keep praying? Where do you need to ask for forgiveness? Where do you need faith to follow God's will?

DAY 5: Read Luke 22:43. Life's battles are won or lost on the field of prayer, but even prayer can be a battle. There are times when the only answer you will receive during prayer is the assurance that you're not in this lone. When you pray, what do you expect to happen? When have you experienced God providing strength as part of His answers to your prayer? Where do you need to pray for strength in following His will for your life today?

DAY 6: Read Luke 22:39. Don't miss what Luke wants to teach us - Wise disciples follow where Jesus leads, no matter the path ahead. Typically, we pray to take away the pain; perhaps we need to learn to pray, "Take us through the pain and to a deeper relationship with You." What have you learned about prayer and the strength God provides in the past week? Where do you need to pray for the strength to follow Jesus in the week ahead?

You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the book "Prayer: Does It Make a Difference" by Philip Yancey.


Don't forget you can watch this week's sermon message or read the full PDF of the sermon message & GPS.


CREATE FOR COMMUNITY PRAYER REQUESTS: For patience with parking challenges during construction (currently estimated as 30% done). For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.

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Create For Community

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Don’t forget that construction is: messy, memorable, and makes a difference.

Day 1: Read John 13;34-35. How can community-building relationships be messy? How might “loving like Jesus” move through the mess? Where might you need to take that first step to clean up the mess today?

Day 2: Read Acts 2:44-45. American Christians fear that the early Christian church was a bunch of communists when they read this verse. In reality, they were committed to meeting needs in practical ways. They lived out the love Jesus describes in John 13. How might God have blessed you to meet the need of another?

Day 3: Read Acts 2:43. When you think of your relationship with Jesus, what have been some memorable moments? How do they still impact your life today?

Day 4: Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-14. When do you feel connected to the body of Christ? When do you feel disconnected? How might God be calling you to strengthen your relationship with Him, with others, and with His  church – the body of Christ?

Day 5: Read Acts 2:46-47. When have you been part of something where you look back and realize God used you to make a difference? How is that difference making you strong in serving together with others?

Day 6: Read 1 Corinthians 12:26-27.  An old proverb says, “Shared sorrow is half-sorrow. Shared joy is double joy.” How has that been true for your life experience? When can others share their sorrow and joy with you? Along with God, whom do you share your sorrow and joy with on a regular basis?

You can GO DEEPER this week by reading the book Total Family Makeover: 8 Practical Steps to Disciple Making Homes by Melissa Spoelestra.


Don't forget you can listen to this week's message or read the full PDF of the message & GPS.


 AS PRAY THIS WEEK FOR CREATE FOR COMMUNITY: For patience with parking challenges during construction (currently estimated as 30% done). For safety and efficiency of our construction crews. For those who have given generously for these improvements.

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