Weekly Life Groups
The Fall 2020 Semester begins on September 2, 2020
The Fall 2020 Life Group sign-up begins on Sunday, August 16th. Our goal is to have a maximum of 14 ADULTS per group. The 4 Life Groups begin to meet on September 2, 2020. The material to be studied in each Life Group is set out below:
Life Group 1
Raymond Duggan 817-907-2084
1st and 2nd Peter (John MacArthur)
Believers in the early church, scattered across the Roman Empire, were facing the threat of increased persecution. Peter, the most outspoken of the disciples, and leader among the apostles, wrote two practical and encouraging letters to strengthen the hearts of these followers of Christ.
Through words of hope and wisdom, he taught them how to live victoriously in the midst of life-threatening trials.
In the first letter, Peter reminds believers of the many blessings available to them because of their persecution. In the second letter, he warns them to discern and defeat the false teachers who were invading their churches and teaching them dangerous and deceitful doctrines. Peter's letters of encouragement and warning are just as important for believers today to hear and understand as they were during the 1st century.
Life Group 2
Corey Dawson 254-217-2346
Union with Christ (Sinclair Ferguson)
The Apostle Paul had no question about what it meant to be a Christian: he was "in Christ". This simple phrase encapsulates the glorious benefits and blessings of the Christian life, and the importance of this expression is underscored by how regularly Paul used it. But many Christians today suffer from an identity crisis, unaware of this truth and how this new identity can reshape every aspect of their lives. In this teaching series, Dr. Sinclair Ferguson explores the crucial meaning of our union with Christ, revaling that being a Christian is far more wonderful than many of us know.
Life Group 3
Dirk Aaron (254) 534-4047
Acts 1-12 & 13-28
The story of Jesus does not end with the resurrection of Christ or even with his ascension. That is why Luke was inspired by God in the writing of the second book to follow his gospel to chronicle the events of the early church in what is called the book of Acts. In these two consecutive study guides R. Albert Mohler, Jr. charts the birth of the church and reveals what every Christian needs as we go out as ambassadors for Christ.
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
In our Life Groups, our shared life and gatherings will be guided by the following goals:
- Meet God through his Word Faithfully and Expectantly. (Psalms 19:7-11; 2 Peter 1:3,4)
The Bible will play a central role in our Life Groups because it holds the words of life. We need God’s Word more than we need food, and there are always more riches to be seen, enjoyed and applied to our lives. Our desire is for each participant to study the Scriptures expectantly, with the eyes of faith, anticipating God to speak and move each time we open his book.
- Prayerfully Depend on the Lord. (Philippians 4:6,7; Hebrews 4:14-16)
Prayer will be the regular, visible engine of our Life Group Communities. We will look to God for everything we need, never taking his provision for granted. When we are alone and when we are together, we will be a people of prayer – always adoring, always confessing, always thanking, always asking.
- Worship God in Song. (Psalm 9:2; Ephesians 5:19)
Singing has a unique way of bringing our heart, soul, mind, and strength together to focus entirely and completely on our Mighty God. In an age of distraction, singing grabs the attention of all our senses and focuses us on God.
- Know and Serve One Another Persistently. (1 Thessalonians 2:7,8; Hebrews 3:12,13)
Week-in and week-out, we will work to know each other more and more deeply – sharing our hearts and lives, praying for one another, asking questions and bearing one another’s burdens. And, with everything we learn about each other -- good, bad or otherwise -- we will strive to love and serve one another, meeting each others needs, encouraging growth and helping one another to thrive.
- Pursue Disciples for Jesus Boldly and Globally (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 1:8)
Our commission from Jesus is clear. Go and make disciples. God saved us in order to send us. We will strive to be lights in a world of darkness and despair. We are God’s chosen means of spreading the Good News and winning worship for himself in every corner of the earth. Therefore, we are to be bold where we are, and we are eagerly behind what God is doing among the nations!