A Place to Belong - Sept 23 & 24

A PLACE TO BELONG

YOU WERE CREATED FOR RELATIONSHIPS

THREE THING YOU BELONG TO

1)    I BELONG TO GOD

2)    I BELONG IN GOD’S FAMILY

3)    I BELONG TO A PURPOSE

I) LOVING RELATIONSHIPS ARE WHAT MATTERS MOST IN LIFE

“Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

II) LIFE WORKS BEST WHEN WE ARE IN THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS

“Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NKJV

THE RIGHT RELATIONSHIPS MAKE LIFE

·      MORE REWARDING

·      MORE FULFILLING

·      MORE SUCCESSFUL

III) EVERYONE NEEDS FRIENDS TO THEIR DESTINY

“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26 NIV

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 NKJV

THREE THING YOU BELONG TO

1)    I BELONG TO GOD

 “So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.” Romans 5:11 NLT

2)    I BELONG IN GOD’S FAMILY

“You are citizens with everyone else who belongs to the family of God.” Ephesians 2:19b CEV

“God places the lonely in families; he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy. But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.” Psalms 68:6 NLT

“Those who are planted in the house of the LORD Shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalms 92:13 NKJV

3)    I BELONG TO A PURPOSE

“God has made us what we are. In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which   God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.”  Ephesians 2:10 NCV

IV) IT TAKES COURAGE TO BELONG

 “A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NKJV


CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION THIS WEEK…

1.     Take a moment to get to know one another, especially if you have new group members. What brought you to Capital Christian or this small group? Why do you keep coming?

2.     What do you think about when you hear the word “belong” or “belonging”? Share an experience (positive or negative) you’ve had related to belonging.

3.     How can you be a better friend to the destinies of the others in your group?

4.     What purpose came to your mind when Pastor Dave taught that you belong to a purpose?

5.     How can you be stepping out in courage to belong to God, God’s family and your purpose?