Speaker: Multiple Speakers Sep 17, 2017 - Nov 26, 2017

Our church is not an institute of perfect people. We are faulty. A people – sinners that have been saved by grace – that are a part of God’s mission to restore all things. We are a fold for Christ’s sheep and home for Christ’s family. In this series we will deepen our understanding of Community Covenant Church's: Values, Culture, and Mission. This Is Us

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Sep 17, 2017

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The Bible - God Speaks

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download the Highlights & Discussion Guide here)
Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • When was the last time you made a significant change in your life because of something the Bible taught?
  • Chair Time Challenge: Do you spend time in scripture daily? How do you do this? If daily time in the scripture is not a habit, what could help make this a part of your everyday life? 

If you have new people in your group…

  • Have everyone in your group introduce themselves, learn about each other, share a joy or struggle.

For ongoing groups…

  • Practice Chair Time together. Pick a passage, read it together. Share some time talking about what it means to you and how it can impact your life. How would you use this passage in your individual Chair Time?

Bible Reading Tools for Chair Time

  1. “You Version” App has many different reading plans and devotional studies
  2. “Read Scripture” App breaks the Bible into daily 15 minute sections with scripture, video and more

 

 

 

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Sep 24, 2017

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The Trinity - God Is

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions Here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • Your understanding of the Trinity.
  • Do you have relationships that are modeled after the relationship between Father, Son and Holy Spirit?

 

If you are a newer group…

  • Personally, what is the center of your community? Career? Family? Hobbies?
  • What is it like to be in meaningful community with God at the center?

 

For ongoing groups…

  • How can we experience unity at CCC based on the belief of a Triune God?
  • How can you experience healthy relationships in your own life? Is you focus self-serving or mutual self-giving love?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Oct 1, 2017

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The Gospel is the Good News that the Triune God is orchestrating the restoration of a broken creation and fallen creatures from the effects of Satan and sin, back to the Father, through the life, death, and resurrection of the Son Jesus, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel - God Restores

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions Here) 

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • What is your understanding of the Gospel? Is it new to you or have you heard it multiple times? Do you have a new understanding of what the Good News is? 

Read through Ephesians 2.1-10 together and discuss…

  • What phrase or verse most impacts you from this passage?
  • What is you “but God” story? A time you were brought from death to life because of God’s mercy and grace? How do you find joy in this story?
  • We are a Gospel centered community – we believe that God is putting all things back together through Jesus. Do you live this belief out in your daily life?
  • Engage in a meaningful prayer together in gratefulness that we have been called to be part of God’s plan of restoration of this world through Jesus Christ.

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Oct 8, 2017

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The church is the body of Christ sent into the world to usher in the Kingdom of God. The Church isn’t perfect but it’s God’s plan. Christ is announcing peace to those who are far and those who are near and through them restoring all things back to God. The Church - God Sends

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then

     • Read Ephesians 2.17-21 together

     • Which of the four realities of the church listed above and found in Ephesians 2.17-21 are

        most meaningful to you? Which do you struggle with the most?

     • Do you have a story to share with your group that would help define where you have seen

        the Unity of the church lived out?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Oct 15, 2017

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The Kingdom of God was inaugurated with the resurrection of Jesus, is partially experienced today, and fully installed upon Christ’s return. We long for the second coming of Christ where He makes all things new. Right now, we are stuck in the tension between what Christ started on the cross and what he will finish upon his return. The Kingdom - God Reigns

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss…

  • Do you have a belief about the end times (eschatology)? How was this belief developed?
  • Does your belief about the end of the world affect how you live today? How does it affect your view of current events?
  • Does your belief bring you hope and a sense of longing for God to come and make all things new?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Oct 22, 2017

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Between what God started at the cross and what he will finish at his return, he gave us the fullness of Christ made known through the church. God has given the body of Christ to help shape the brokenness suffered by sin. God is changing lives by Christ through the work of the church. Culture of Pursuit - We Worship

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

 Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

  • Are you living a life of pursuit? Is your main goal in life to be a follower of Christ?

Are you known by this?

  • What are you doing that will help you cultivate a pursuit of Jesus in your life? Are you cultivating worship by attending, praying and spending time in the scriptures?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Oct 29, 2017

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The journey of discipleship is the movement from who you were to who you are were created to be because of Christ. As disciples, we want to become like Jesus and we do this through Worship, Community and Mission. At CCC, we connect to community through our groups. Culture of Family - We Belong

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

• In which level of community do you feel most comfortable?

• Which level of community do you need to expand your comfort?

• Are you loving others in your group the way that Christ loves you?

• Do you “belong” to Community Covenant Church, or do you “attend”?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Nov 5, 2017

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God has given us the church to help us as we move from who we were to who God created us to be. At CCC, we do this through attending gatherings, connecting in groups and serving on teams. By serving on a team you are expressing God’s heart to the world. Culture of Restoration - We Serve

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

• God uniquely wired you with specific gifts. Do you know what your gifts are?

• Are you using your gifts to serve others, both in the church and in your community?

• Think about all the people you encounter every day. Are you intentionally looking to

serve them, or are you looking to be served?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Nov 12, 2017

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God allows you to be successful in different areas in your life so you can be a full participant with Him in the restoration of all things. When it comes to money, we know that God doesn’t need our money, but He wants our hearts. Both / And

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

• Talk about the direct and indirect ways that your giving allows you to participate in the

restoration of all things.

• Giving reflects the state of your heart more than the state of your finances. Does your

giving reflect that Jesus is lord over your life? If not, what is holding you back from this?

Speaker: Brandon Lemois Nov 19, 2017

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What is your magic number? How much money would you need to be content and secure? Almost everyone’s answer is the same: MORE. When we understand that God owns our money and we are steward it wisely, we should be asking “God, how much of your money do I get to keep?” Magic Number?

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

• Are you content with what you have? What would it take to make you content?

   Can you reframe that thought to be grateful for 90%?

• Have you ever been able to give lavishly? How did that change your outlook and

   emotions?

Speaker: Multiple Speakers Nov 26, 2017

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During this series we have talked about who we are as a community…the beliefs, core values and mission of our church. The purpose of the church is to help you be a full participant with God in the restoration of all things. The Great Misunderstanding

 

GROUP DISCUSSION (download Highlights & Discussion Questions here)

Watch the Community Group Video and then discuss

• Looking back over our This Is Us series, has there been anything that surprised you about

  our beliefs, core values or mission? Do you have a better understanding of why we focus

  on worship, community and mission?

• God tells us to give our first 10% to him and he will pour out blessings. He even dares us

  to test him in this. Are you currently tithing? Are you ready to take God up on this

challenge?

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