Scope – Week 4


4 – Comparison

Theme Verse: “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2)

Christ hasn’t called us to want other peoples lives, or to compare our lives to theirs; He has called us to follow Him.

“I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don’t want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to let him know by what kind of death he would glorify God.Read the rest

Numb – Week 2


2-Hopefully Advance

Week 1 Big Idea: My current situation is not my permanent destination.

“I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more. You have already been pruned and purified by the message I have given you. Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me. “Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches.Read the rest

Scope – Week 3


3 – Criticism

Theme Verse: “We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…”  (Hebrews 12:2)

We can either focus on what people who dont really know us think about us, or we can focus on what God, who has always known us, thinks about us.

“Meanwhile, Peter was in the courtyard below. One of the servant girls who worked for the high priest came by 67 and noticed Peter warming himself at the fire. She looked at him closely and said, “You were one of those with Jesus of Nazareth.Read the rest

Numb – Week 1


1-Honestly Assess

1.  Spiritual Apathy

“So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.”  (Revelation 3:16)

If sin separates you from God, no wonder sometimes you don’t feel Him.

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”  (Romans 3:23)

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)

“Whoever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

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Scope – Week 2


2 – Circumstances

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2)

Big Idea:When all you can see are your circumstances, you miss out on what Jesus is doing all around you.

“Immediately after this, Jesus insisted that his disciples get back into the boat and cross to the other side of the lake, while he sent the people home. 23 After sending them home, he went up into the hills by himself to pray. Night fell while he was there alone. 24 Meanwhile, the disciples were in trouble far away from land, for a strong wind had risen, and they were fighting heavy waves. Read the rest

Mindfield – Week 4


4 – Walk in Peace

Ask God to change our thinking, so that He can change our life.

Theme Verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Read the rest

Scope – Week 1


1 – Character

“We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith…” (Hebrews 12:2)

Big Idea: If all we focus on is how we measure up, we will never be able to have a relationship with Jesus. But if we take our eyes off of ourselves, and begin to look at Jesus, He can show us what a relationship with Him will do for us.

“One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God. Read the rest

Mindfield – Week 3


3 – Reframe Your Thoughts

A series where we are asking God to change your thinking, so that He can change your life.  

Theme Verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

Cognitive Bias: a mistake in reasoning based on personal preferences or beliefs.Read the rest

Mindfield – Week 2


2 – Train Hard

We are asking God to change your thinking, so that He can change your life.

Theme verse: “For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-6)

“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing.Read the rest

Truth in Love – Week 3


3 – Our Greatest Love

Speaking about Jesus (the ways of Jesus) into other people’s lives in a way that shows God’s love for them.

Who or what is your greatest love? What do you give most of your time, energy, money and attention to?

  1. We all have idols.

“So Paul, standing before the council, addressed them as follows: “Men of Athens, I notice that you are very religious in every way, 23 for as I was walking along I saw your many shrines. And one of your altars had this inscription on it: ‘To an Unknown God.’ This God, whom you worship without knowing, is the one I’m telling you about.” (Acts 17:22-23)

Contemporary idols: possessions, careers, relationships, hobbies, sports, entertainment, goals, greed, addictions to alcohol, drugs, gambling, pornography, etc.… Read the rest