Show Grace, July 28 – August 2

Galatians 5-6

 

This Week’s Service

This is Amazing Grace
Welcome
Your Grace is Enough
Man of Sorrows
Offering
All the Poor and Powerless
Sermon
Lord’s Supper
Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
Grace So Glorious

 

Outline

Free to serve humbly in love, 5:13-15

 

By the Spirit’s power, 5:16-26

 

In concrete actions. 6:1-10

 

·       Restore others gently

 

·       Examine myself honestly

 

·       Carry others’ burdens without comparing

 

·       Do good to all starting with the family

 

May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Galatians 6:14

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers and sisters. Amen. Galatians 6:18

 

What’s Going On

Church Online has a new look!

We have added some new features to help make it easier for you to engage in worship at Church Online.

Christ Fellowship Online is a great tool to introduce your friends and family to your great church – and an even more amazing God – if they aren’t quite ready to physically walk through our front doors.

And we hope you’ll join us the next time you can’t physically be in the building for services.

Join us at christfellowshiponline.tv

Sundays at 9 am, 10:45 am, 12:30 pm and 7 pm, Wednesdays at 8 pm

First Step Class, July 27 at 10:45 am
First Step Dinner, August 10 at 5-6:30 pm
christfellowshipeldorado.com/firststep
Check the box on your Care Card to register. At First Step, you’ll hear the heart of Christ Fellowship, meet others and get connected. We’ve made it easy, just sign up and show up!

What’s your NeXt Step to follow Christ?
christfellowshipeldorado.com/nextstep
We all have a NeXt Step we can take towards Christ. If you’re not involved in a group this summer, that’s a great place to start! We have options for every stage of life. Visit the Next Step kiosk or check out available groups and courses online to learn more.

Equipping for Impact
christfellowshipeldorado.com/efi
Join us for our annual equipping conference on August 16, 9-4 pm. Spend the day with friends and family being trained and equipped to serve and impact both inside and outside the church. Sessions are geared for middle schoolers and above. The event is free, lunch is free and childcare is free with advance registration online. Register online or visit us at our kiosk today.

Volunteer Expo
If you have been looking for a way to get plugged in to serve here at Christ Fellowship, stick around after services on next Sunday, August 3. Meet members of our ministry teams and see how you can be a part! Contact is Jan Touchberry, jtouchberry@christfellowshiphome.com.

Ladies “Coffee Break”
Women who are new to Christ Fellowship, join us for an informal coffee gathering on Main Street, July 31, 7-8 pm to find out more about our ministry and to meet some friendly ladies who want to welcome you!

Growing Strong
Marriage Workshop
christfellowshipeldorado.com/marriage
Ready to enhance and enrich your marriage? Scott and Abigail Doust will lead you through biblical truths and practical tools in an interactive format for you to take your relationship to the next level. Join us August 2 at Avalon Legacy Ranch (just 5 minutes from downtown McKinney).

Student Ministries
christfellowshipeldorado.com/here
Middle School and High School students – get ready to serve right here in McKinney, Aug 4-7, as we host VBS for neighborhood kids at Fitzhugh Park. You will help share the love of Jesus, have some fun with games and Bible Stories. Register online. Contact is Lynde at 972.547.7026.

Big Questions Seminar
christfellowshipeldorado.com/bigquestions
The Big Questions seminar on July 29 answers questions about the uniqueness of Christ and Christianity, how it relates to other religious traditions and the surrounding culture. Register online. If you have a question you want answered at this seminar, write it on your Care Card and drop it in the offering bag.

Men’s Breakfast
Join us for our monthly breakfast on Saturday, August 9 at 8 am in Room 201 and hear Jon Ewton share the challenges of “Balancing Church, Work and Family.” Coffee will be ready at 7:30 am. Cost is $5 at the door for a hearty breakfast and there’s no charge for newcomers.

Webb Elementary
School Supply Drive
christfellowshipeldorado.com/webb
Donate new school supplies for the upcoming school year! Backpacks and all essential elementary school supplies are needed. Drop off donations July 27August 17 in the containers by the church entrance. A full list of needs is available online. Contact is Deb Beasley, debtipbeaz@yahoo.com

Make Room Project
makeroomcf.com
We’re making room for children, students, adults and the gospel! It’s not too late to make a commitment or give your initial offering to get the building project started. Place your gift in the offering bag or give online at MakeRoomCF.com

Download the study guide in e-version or sign up for daily study emails:
christfellowshipeldorado.com/biblestudy

 

Group Discussion Questions

  1. How do you believe Christians are perceived by the society at large? Why are we not seen more as people of grace?
  2. What kinds of people get judged the most in churches? Who do you find it hard to show grace to? Or to love? In other words, what kinds of people do you tend to judge?
  3. Why has God called us to be free (Gal. 5:13-14)?
  4. What does it mean to walk by the Spirit/be led by the Spirit/keep in step with the Spirit?
  5. How would you contrast the acts of the flesh with the fruit of the Spirit?
  6. What are concrete ways we can serve others in love in Gal. 6:1-10?
  7. After studying grace in Galatians over the last three weeks, what have you learned about God’s grace? How has this study impacted your life?

 

Family Discussion Questions

  1. What is freedom? If you could do anything you wanted today what would it be?
  2. What’s the opposite of freedom? What people do not have freedom? Can you imagine what it would be like to not be free?
  3. What does Gal. 5:13-15 say about freedom? What do you think “desires of the flesh” might mean? Are there things you do that you don’t want to do?
  4. Who should our freedom be focused on? What does “loving your neighbor as yourself” look like? Who is your neighbor?
  5. Can you think of a time when you loved your neighbor well? How did it go? What about a time when you loved them poorly? How did that go?
  6. Who helps us love our neighbors well (Gal. 5:16)? How do you think we can walk by the Spirit? Gospel Alert: How do we receive the Holy Spirit (John 3:16, 14:15-16)?
  7. When we are led by the Spirit, what does our life look like (Gal. 5:22-23)? Here’s a link to a song that helps you remember the fruit of the Spirit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47FnjKaT3Q
  8. Who can you love today the way God loves you? Who do you need to ask forgiveness from because you have not loved them the way you would like to be loved?

Giving

Financial Summary

Giving Year-To-Date

Week 3 of 52

Projected           Actual           Variance
$198,479           $177,468        ($21,010)

July 20 attendance: 2,235

Where do our gifts go? christfellowshipeldorado.com/financials

 

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