DON’T BE A FLAKE: trustworthy
2 Timothy 2:1-2 (NLT)
Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. 2 You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.
BIG IDEA: GOD IS STILL LOOKING FOR TRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE.
1 Timothy 1:12 (NLT)
12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength to do his work. He considered me trustworthy and appointed me to serve him,
Matthew 1:18-24 (NLT)
18 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph, her fiancé, was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly, so he decided to break the engagement quietly. 20 As he considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph, son of David,” the angel said, “do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child within her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 And she will have a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through his prophet: 23 “Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means ‘God is with us.’” 24 When Joseph woke up, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took Mary as his wife.
THOUGHT 01 – SLEEP ON IT.
THOUGHT 02 – DON’T BE AFRAID.
Isaiah 1:17 (NLT)
17 Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans (fatherless). Fight for the rights of widows.
THOUGHT 03 – LISTEN TO GOD.
Psalm 5:3 (NLT)
3 Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.
Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Matthew 11:15 (NLT)
15 Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!
Coming up at Open Life
Next week we begin our Christmas Series, “Don’t Be A Flake” and are going to have some fun leading up to our Christmas Service on December 20th at 10am. Open Life Sumner will be hosting a Christmas Eve Service on the 24th at 5pm. Pass on one of the invites and let’s expect great things this Christmas.
Youth Conference GENERATION UNLEASHED
January 28-30, 2016
Students will be inspired beyond being able to contain themselves for sure. Sign ups are live right now at the link below. Click to find all the information you desire about this Student Life Event.
This February we will be kicking off groups across the region where you can become the community that matters in the life of each other. If you would be interested in leading or hosting one of these groups please email Brent Osburn our Sumner Campus Pastor for more information.