Resources “the table” www.tablebethlehem.orgwww.tablebethlehem.org –Pastor Tim Ahlman – firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett, Brian Fikkert Job Preparedness Program – “Jobs for Life” – www.jobsforlife.orgwww.jobsforlife.org
2 Timothy 1:5-7 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Matthew 5:3-5 (Jesus says) 3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Humble Caveat I only give you principals and suggestions… You must exegete your own community…
What’s foundational? A heart for the hurting, poor, lost and broken! A faith community that is willing to risk for the extension of God’s kingdom! A “just do it,” “no fear” attitude to impact the community for Christ! Pray and ask God to open up doors to clearly show you how you can engage your community in a practical way with the love of Christ.
5 P’s Process Pray Colossians 2:2-4 2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. 3 At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, on account of which I am in prison— 4 that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak.
5 P’s Process Partner Philippans 1:3-6 3 I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, 5 because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
PASSION Philippians 3:7-10 - 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— 10 that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and may share his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, 11 that by any means possible I may attain the resurrection from the dead.
PASSION II Timothy 1:6-7 - 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self- control. NO FEAR FALL FORWARD CONFESS FAILURES…RISK AGAIN
5 P’s Process Provide James 2:14-17 “ 14 What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, "Go in peace, be warmed and filled," without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? 17 So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”
5 P’s Process Prolong Philippians 1:6 – “And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the Day of Jesus Christ. “
SUMMARY of 5 P’s PRAY PARTNER PASSION PROVIDE PROLONG