5How to Organize Your Story BCBefore ChristtConversionADAfter Christ3 HandlesWhat my life was like before I accepted ChristHow I committed my life to JesusThe difference Jesus has made
6Bless Eat Listen Learn Sent Seeking to BLESS someone, whether from our community or beyond, every week.Attempting to EAT with someone that we don't live with every week.Growing in a practice of taking time, at least once each week, to LISTEN to the voice of God's Spirit.Developing a discipline of LEARNing from the Bible.Living out what we learn and experience of God as we are SENT into life.BlessEatListenLearnSentSeeking to BLESS someone, whether from our community or beyond, every week. This might take the form of an encouraging note or , a phone call, a gift, an act of kindness, or donations to causes or charities.Attempting to EAT with someone that we don't live with every week. This might be a full meal or as little as a cup of coffee.Growing in a practice of taking time, at least once each week, to LISTEN to the voice of God's Spirit. This might take the form of a prayer walk along a beach, time with others, listening to music, reading, quiet meditation, service or… ?Developing a discipline of LEARNing. Studying the Scriptures and other literature, conversations with others, Discovery Groups, book groups etc that help us to explore the nature and ways of God.Living out what we learn and experience of God in the regular routines and rhythms of our days, as we are SENT into life.Originally from
7What does it mean to serve? Look up the following verses:Genesis 12:2-31 Peter 4:10Philipians 2:3-4,7John 13:34James 2:14-26
8Discovery Church - Service Great CommissionMatthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Great CommandMatthew 22:37- 40 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”
9The Ten Commandments Exodus 20 Don’t have other godsDon’t worship idolsDon’t take God’s name in vainRemember the Sabbath DayFocus is GOD and how to love HimHonour your parentsDon’t murderDon’t commit adulteryDon’t stealDon’t be a false witnessDon’t covetFocus is OTHERS and how to love them
10Great Command Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37- 40
11The twofold Biblicalpurpose for serving1. Glorify God – 1 Peter 4:112. Edify Others – Ephesians 4:11-12
12MembershipAt Discovery Church, we only expect of our members what the Bible clearly expects of all believers. These expectations are summarized in our Membership Covenant.We are commanded to love each other, pray for each other, encourage each other, admonish each other, greet each other, serve each other, teach each other, accept each other, honor each other, bear each other's burdens, forgive each other, sing to each other, submit to each other and be devoted to each other.
13Membership At Discovery we have four requirements for membership: 1) A personal profession of Christ as Lord and Savior.2) Baptism or profession of faith as a public symbol of one's faith.3) Completion of the membership class.4) A signed commitment to abide by Discovery Church’s membership covenant.
14Your turn…What does it mean for you to serve/bless our community
15Your turn…What does it mean for you to Serve/bless in our Church?