Main Scripture and Message for September 2017
Living God’s Word Together in September
Own it: Being Response-able
1) Sunday, August 27, 2017
Scripture: Genesis 1:27-29 & 3:8-13
Title/Theme: Own It, pt. 1: “The Blame Game”
Key Idea: One of the most important lessons of life may have been the first we were ever taught: “Clean up your mess!” Hearing this message once is not enough as this truth takes a lifetime to learn. The temptation to pass the blame and avoid responsibility is always with us. When we take our lives and our God seriously, we have to ‘Own It.’
2) Sunday, September 3, 2017
Scripture: Galatians 6:3-9
Title/Theme: Key Idea: Own It, pt. 2: “The Disproportionate Life”
Key Idea: Ask any farmer or gardener and they’ll tell you: “You reap what you sew.” To make things grow and produce a harvest you have to be diligent in your planting and cultivating, especially when you do not see the immediate results. The same is true in life – we must “own it” and take responsibility today in order to benefit down the road. Our tomorrows will be determined by our ‘todays.’
3) Sunday, September 10, 2017
Title/Theme: Own It, pt 3: “This Is Not the Time to Pray”
Key Idea: ‘Somebody has got to do something!’ We should never let religious practices become a substitute or excuse for not taking responsibility. We need to pay attention to those times when we are called to action; own it, get up, and do what needs to be done.
4) Sunday, September 17, 2017
Title/Theme: Own It, pt. 4 “Embracing Your Response Ability”
Key Idea: It’s true – we don’t all receive the same degrees of opportunities and advantages in life. But that must never be an excuse not to take responsibility and make the most out of every situation. Those who learn to ‘own it’ will find fulfillment in life and receive the rewards that come to the faithful.
Stress to Rest
1) Sunday, September 24, 2017
Title/Theme: Stress to Rest, pt 1: “My Future”
Key Idea: Life is hard and sometimes outright overwhelming! The big effort of juggling work, family, relationships, finances, school, tensions, and transitions can have a huge effect on your well-being. Because God loves you and cares deeply about that, God promises to help. Let’s all learn God’s way to go from Stress to Rest together.