LISTEN TO THE SERMON:
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NEED TO KNOW:
Kid City Team Night – We need your help!
Did you know that every month it takes a TON of volunteers to prepare all of the arts and crafts, games, and lesson plans for our kids ministry? That’s where you come in! At 6:30pm on Tuesday, August 29 at the North campus and Thursday, August 31 at the East campus you’re invited to help us make it all happen. From cutting out crafts, to organizing lesson plans, building crazy games, and more – it’s a lot of fun and it’s a huge way for you to support Kid City. Email Family Ministries Director firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Volunteer Interest Meeting, September 3
If you’ve been coming to OneLife but haven’t started volunteering, then it’s time to get on the team! Come to our next Volunteer Interest Meeting that we call “Test Drive” on Sunday, September 3 at 9:00am in the Meeting Room of your campus. Get signed up today at onelifeknox.com/volunteer!
Over the last few months we’ve seen story after story of people whose lives have been changed by Jesus! If you’ve given your life to Jesus, but haven’t gone public with your story through baptism, then it’s time to take that next step. Sign up at onelifeknox.com/baptism so that we can help you get started.
OneLife Students Moving to Wednesdays
August 20 was the last Sunday night gathering for our middle and high school students! Beginning Wednesday night, August 30, OneLife Students will meet every Wednesday night at each campus. Doors open at 6:30 with fun and hang out time. Everything gets started after that at 7pm. Invite a friend to come with you and we’ll see you there!
THINK IT OVER
Think back through Sunday’s message. What stuck out?
Key Scriptures: Matthew 10:1-8
We want people far from God to discover Jesus and how their one life can make a difference.
- Knowing the target is important so we know what to shoot for.
- Jesus will give me the tools needed to reach people far from him.
- Jesus had a clear target in mind for this story. I must also know my target!
- Jesus gave the disciples a target of connecting the disconnect. That must be my target, too!!
- The way to reach my target is by simply giving away everything I have received from Him.
TALK IT OVER
Start Talking – Get the Conversation Started!
- When have you experienced having a target to shoot for (literally! Like shooting skeet or shooting cheerios!) and it helping you?
- When have you had to change the way you talked about something or did something because your target audience was different?
- Read Matthew 10:1-8. If you were writing instructions for the disciples based on these verses, what would you tell them step-by-step?
- In verse 8, Jesus focuses on generosity. Why is generosity and giving such an important part of connecting the disconnected?
- Read Luke 5:30-32 and Luke 19:9-10. What does Jesus define as his target in these verses? How does this relate to what he then told the disciples – and you – the target should be for them, too?
- Why do you think it is so easy to lose sight of the target to connect the disconnected? Why do we so easily revert to just connecting with other connected people?
- If someone told you that you were going to heal diseases and cast out evil spirits like Jesus told the disciples, what would think? What would you say back to them?
- Because the disciples probably thought a lot of the same things that you did, what did Jesus give them in verse 1? Why is this a big deal? Without it what would have happened?
- When you were disconnected what was it that got you connected to Jesus or his church?
- Read John 14:26. As you think about connecting the disconnected in your life, where will the ability to do that come from? How does this verse help you have the courage to take steps to connect with others who may be disconnected?
- What role can you play in helping our church connect to the disconnected? Even better than that, what can you do through this week to connect the disconnect? Think about the people where you live, work, and play!
- As you pray, thank Jesus for caring about the disconnected, and for connecting you to Himself!
- Confess to God the ways that you naturally revert to only connecting with other connected people, or for not looking for ways to reach the disconnected.
- Ask God to give you the tools you need to reach people who are far from him.
- Matthew 10
- Luke 9-10