Crazy Faith, August 11-17

        Scripture: Numbers 13

Message Outline

 

Quit looking at the giants

Numbers 13 and 14

 

Quit acting in fear like the 10

 

Quit exaggerating the problem

 

Quit complaining to others

 

        Quit going back to your old life

 

 

 

Start acting in faith like the 2

with a different spirit following God wholeheartedly

 

Trust in God’s power – he is bigger than the giants

 

        Trust in God’s presence – he is with you in the battles

 

        Trust in God’s promise – he will give you victory

 

 

 

What’s Going On

Baptism

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If you have accepted Christ and are ready to take the next step of being baptized on Aug. 18, use your Care Card to let us know and we’ll contact you. Baptism rehearsal is tomorrow, Aug. 12, 7 pm in the Chapel. You may also contact the church at 972.547.7000 or visit the website.

New Believer’s Class

Our Children’s Pastor, David Klippert-Rowe, is hosting a New Believer’s Class today for any child who has professed faith in Christ. This class will meet 11:25 am – 12:15 pm in the Green Room (Room 103). Join your child for this 45-minute presentation that will help them learn how to grow in their walk with Jesus.

Care Groups

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If you are grieving the loss of a loved one or you and your children are dealing with the trauma of a divorce/separation, your small group may need to be in a recovery seminar. GriefShare, DivorceCare, DivorceCare for Kids and Boundaries begin on Tuesday, Aug. 27. Visit a kiosk today or register online. Contact Mike Stewart, mstewart@christfellowshiphome.com.

Are you interested in leading a Life Group? 

Now is your opportunity! We are looking for new leaders to start some new Life Groups. Contact Tracie Ewing, tewing@christfellowshiphome.com.

Equipping For Impact (EFI)

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As a part of the body of Christ we have all been given gifts and abilities to use to impact others. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 17, 9-4 pm, for a once-a-year opportunity — Equipping for Impact. This day of inspiration, equipping and great fellowship will leave you refreshed and ready to make an impact for Christ! Visit the kiosk today to register online.

Clothe A Child

Hundreds of children in our community can’t afford new “Back to School” clothes. CAC partners with area churches, local businesses and you to serve and clothe these kids. Each $100 given will clothe one child and our goal this year is to clothe 1,000 kids. We are accepting donations now through Sept. 1. Write CAC in the memo line of your check or on your cash envelope. Contact Lu Mackey, lmackey@christfellowshiphome.com.

Student Ministries

We will be kicking off the new semester Aug. 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. If you are going to be in grades 6-12 join us on Wednesday nights for Merge and Fuel.

Moms Connection

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Moms of preschool age children meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month to fellowship with other moms and mentors, enjoy brunch, hear relevant speakers, and have great discussions. Register online. Contact Tracie Ewing, tewing@christfellowshiphome.com.

The E.D.G.E.

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Experiencing and Discovering God Everyday (EDGE) is a weekly children’s Bible study for 2nd-4th graders, Tuesday nights, 6-7:30 pm (during the school year). Join leaders, David and Michelle, for a parent meeting Sept. 10, 6 – 7 pm in the Conference Room at Christ Fellowship. Register kids for EDGE online.

Men’s Breakfast

Men, join us for breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 24, 8 am in Room 201. Come hear Worship Pastor, Andrew McKinney speak to us. Coffee is ready at 7:30 am. Cost is $5 at the door, guests are free.

New to Christ Fellowship?

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Bring the family and join us for dinner, Aug. 23, 7-8:30 pm in High Connections Coffee Shop. Meet other new families as well as Bruce and Tamara Miller. Register online.

 

 

 

 

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. Where in your life have fears held you back from something you knew God was directing you to do?
  2. Share a story of faith from your life when you have stepped out in faith for God, whether it was little or big. How was God faithful to you?
  3. What was the direction that God gave to Moses and the 12 scouts? What was God’s mission and promise?
  4. Contrast the reports and direction given by the ten and the two (Caleb and Joshua). How did the ten show fear? How did the two show faith? Be as specific as possible.
  5. How does God commend Caleb (Numbers 14:24)? How is Caleb different?
  6. The ten acted in fear by exaggerating the problems, complaining to others and going back to Egypt (their old life). How do we typically do each of these in our fears today, when we face something we know God wants us to do?
  7. The two acted in faith by trusting in God’s power, presence and promise; believed that he is bigger than the giants, always with us in the battles and will give us victory. How can we grow in our trust in God’s power, presence and promise?
  8. How is God calling you to act in crazy faith? Where specifically do you need to show more crazy faith?

 

 

Family Discussion Question

  1. Who are your heroes and why? Do you have any heroes in the Bible? What is it about them that you admire?
  2. Define the word crazy. What about faith (Hebrews 11:1)? Do these words go together?
  3. Read Numbers 13 and 14 together as a family. Who are the heroes in this story?
  4. How are we like the Israelites? What areas of your life are you tempted to go along with the crowd rather than standing up and doing what is right?
  5. What was different about Caleb and Joshua in this story? What were the consequences for Israel’s lack of faith (Numbers 14:21-24, 29-30, 33-34)? How was it different for Caleb and Joshua (verse 30)?
  6. How do you think the truth of verse 14 shaped Caleb’s faith? How can it help you overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties in your life?
  7. Where have you seen God acting faithfully toward you? What act of faith in obedience to God’s command and calling can you take today?
  8. Reflect on Numbers 14:24. What is God’s promise for those who faithfully follow him?

 

Giving

Giving Year-To-Date

Week 5 of 53

Projected: $303,794

Actual: $292,027

Variance: ($11,767)

Where do our gifts go? christfellowshipeldorado.com/financials

 

 

 

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