LISTEN TO THE SERMON:
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NEED TO KNOW:
Volunteer Interest Meeting, October 8
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, October 8 at 9:00am in the Meeting Room of your campus. Go to onelifeknox.com/volunteer to get signed up today!
Night of Worship, October 18
If you like Sunday morning worship at OneLife then you’ll love our night of worship coming up Wednesday night, October 18 at 6:30pm at your campus. There will be an extended time of music, prayer, communion, and an exciting message from Pastor Rodney. You don’t want to miss this!
Start Here – for Elementary Kids & Parents
If you’re a parent of an elementary student and your child has been talking to you about their relationship with Jesus – or if you’re wanting to learn more about HOW to talk to your child about Jesus – then we have an event called “Start Here” that is the perfect next step for you. It’ll take place on Sunday, October 22 in the meeting room of your campus at 9am during the first service. To sign up go to onelifeknox.com/starthere.
MANDay Night, October 23
At OneLife we want to see our men grow deeper in their faith, build strong friendships with other men, lead their families well, and serve the needs of our church and community. So, on October 23rd at 7:00pm at the North Campus, it’s not going to be just another Monday night, but a MANDay Night, where we’ll challenge and equip our men to do just that. There will be some man food, man hang-out time, and a challenging message geared toward men. Plus, since it’s the fall season, men can bring their crockpot full of chili and see if they have what it takes to win the OneLife Top Chef Prize. RSVP at onelifeknox.com/manday. Dads, bring your middle or high school sons along with you!
THINK IT OVER
Think back through Sunday’s message. What stuck out?
Key Scriptures: Genesis 25:24-35; 32:3-27
That’s not who I am.
- Underdog excuse #4: That’s not who I am.
- The label I choose to wear is the label that defines me.
- 1. Labels stick.
- 2. I become the label I wear.
- 3. Labels have the power to control my hopes and fears.
- 4. Labels are hard to let go.
- 5. God gives me a new label.
TALK IT OVER
Start Talking – Get the Conversation Started!
- What is a nickname you had growing up or that you’ve developed in your workplace, home, etc? (Like Rodney being labeled “unathletic” as a kid)?
- How did you end up fulfilling your nickname or label (either intentionally or unintentionally)?
- Read Genesis 25:24-35 What did Jacob’s name mean? How did Jacob end up fulfilling this label?
- Read Genesis 32:22-28 When God wrestled with Jacob and gave him a new name, what does that say about how God views Jacob differently than other people do?
- What does this say about how differently God views Jacob than even Jacob views himself?
- What labels have you chosen to wear and how have they defined you?
- Labels have the power to control our hopes and fears. In what ways have you seen this play out in your life or in the lives of others? What is a fear you’ve struggled with as a result of a label you’ve been given (or given yourself)?
- What can you do to let go of a label you’ve been given that no longer defines you?
- What are the new labels God gives you that you can now embrace (overcomer, child of God, forgiven, free)? Practically speaking, what does it look like to embrace your new label?
- As you pray, thank God for the new label he gives you!
- Confess to God the ways you’ve let labels define you instead of letting God define you.
- Ask God to help you live in your new identity in him!
- John 21