According to our theme verses this year Psalm 92:12-14 in order to flourish we must be planted in the house of the Lord.
Have you ever had great success or failure in trying to grow a plant? What did that teach you?
It’s the new year, a time of new beginnings and second chances. As we begin the year, please participate in our church wide fast and prayer beginning Monday January 5th, and join us in our one year Bible reading plan. You can pick up a devotional for the 21 day fast at your FP location or download a digital copy here. This week Pastor preached on the importance of being planted in the house of the Lord. One of our core values is gathering for God (see Hebrews 10:25). We do this during the weekend worship services as well as in small groups which meet regularly. Gathering for God is essential to being rooted in the house of the Lord. Please continue to be faithful in attendance both on the weekends and at small group meetings. These gatherings will greatly enhance your spiritual growth and help you to reach your full potential!
Read our theme verses for this year Psalm 92:12-14.
By definition, flourish means “grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly favorable environment.” In our case, and according to our theme verse, that environment is the house of the Lord.
1. What do you think flourishing would look like in your life? What areas would you like to flourish (spiritual growth, work, relationships)? Be specific in thinking about what flourishing would look like in particular areas of your life.
2. How does being planted in the house of God affect our growth?
3. What are some reasons you have had in the past for not attending church? For not reading scripture? For failing to maintain relationships? How can the group hold each other accountable?
4. Are there things we can do as a group to help each other develop deeper roots? For example, would it help if we made plans to attend the same service each weekend and sit together as a group? Or should we check in with each other to see if we are keeping up with the Bible reading plan?