Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

Notes 12-29-19 (WORD)
Notes 12-29-19 (PDF)
Program 12-29-19

Message Notes
Hope for the Future
2 Corinthians 12:8-10

•Over-estimating the short run and under-estimating the long run

•”The Consistency Effect” Zechariah 4:10, Galatians 6:9

-Small things done consistently, over time, lead to big things.

-One thing, one word

Being Intentional

“Keystone Habits” Charles Duhigg

•How do we find strength? 2 Corinthians 12:8-10

1- Admit weakness


2- Receive grace

We will never believe God’s grace is sufficient until we believe that we are insufficient.

3- Take joy Romans 8:18

•The progressive role of reflection

“The Power of Habit,” by Charles Duhigg

A few good questions for reflection on this past year:

What am I grateful for?

What did I learn this year?

Am I closer to God today than I was at this time last year?

Who are those three friends whom I will let into my life next year?

Am I open to God’s will for my life, even if He takes me in a radically different direction? Even if he takes me out of my comfort zone?

Think back on events you participated in with your family, friends, and grandkids. Reread thank you notes you’ve received.

Ask God to help you press meaning into these questions. “What did you teach me, Lord? What do I still need to learn”?

Ask God to give you a ‘word’ for next year . . . right now . . . while this year is fresh and still front and center.