Light It Up Begins on August 10-11

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Hello Faith Promise,

Wow! We have just finished one of the greatest series in the history of FPC with Fun House. Hundreds of eyes were opened, countless lives were changed forever, and attendance records were broken during a time when many churches have been in the middle of a “summer slump.” Thank You, Lord, for the 4,800 radical worshipers You brought to our campuses this past weekend and for all You did in the hearts and minds of our FPC family!

Vacations are winding down, and the new school year kicks off this week, so let’s keep His momentum rolling as we begin our next sermon series about personal revival called, Light It Up! God wants our love, devotion, and obedience, making Him first in all that we do. The Bible is very clear in Revelation 3:16 that we are not to be lukewarm when it comes to loving and serving Him. Is it your heart’s desire to be on fire for God? Then you must keep throwing the correct wood on the fire! Join us during the next three weeks, invite your lost friends and family, and let’s all learn how to go deeper with the One who loves us most!

I am so excited about all that God is doing and about all that He has planned for us during the coming months. Please join me in praying for revival, and let’s fill up the Worship Centers at all of our locations in honor of King Jesus!

Love,

Pastor Chris

P.S.  Faith Promise is blessed with many godly teachers, counselors, and administrators. Please pray for all those who are given the wonderful opportunity to be an example of our Savior each day as they touch so many young lives. Also, please pray especially for our UT Campus services which resume on August 18. “The harvest is plentiful…”

Discussion Questions – Fun House – Week 4 / Final Week

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To further the conversation started by the weekend message, use these discussion questions in a group study or for personal reflection.

Our message this week is on dressing for success – the Armor of God.

1.  Dressing for success sets us up to win in the fun house. The key is to understand that you need to dress for the not just the natural world, but also more importantly for the spiritual world. We have to understand that we are to remember that we are not dressing as much for the worlds’ fashion show, but more so for the Fathers’ fashion show. Describe what is meant by this. What is the difference between the two?

2.  Pastor focused on the action verbs in Ephesians 6:10-20 such as “stay strong”, “put on”, “struggle”, “stand firm”, “take up”, etc. Walk through each of these discussing what the action is and expanding on that to discuss why each action in its complete statement is important in our walk with God while we are in the fun house. For example, we are told in verse 10 to “be strong in the Lord and in His might”. What does being “strong in the Lord” mean, and why is it important that we take note that scripture reads “His might”, not ours?

3.  Pastor closed with 6 suggestions for areas we need to be conscious of. Discuss each of these, what they mean, and how they can be applied to our daily walk :

  1. be in prayer
  2. stay surrendered
  3. dress in the Armor of God
  4. fix your eyes on Jesus
  5. Remind yourselves that you are behind enemy lines
  6. remember that you are the salt & light, a soldier, an ambassador, and a missionary

 

Scripture verses:

1 John 5:19

Ephesians 6:10-20

Galatians 2:20

Faith Promises’ scripture verse for 2013:

 Psalm 65:11

Parent Connection – fpStudents

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Parents

Once again, thank you so much for investing in your students and in this ministry. You are a vital asset to the kingdom of Christ so please do not give up the fight. This week we are going to be discussing the grey area of decision making. In some decisions there is not a clear right or wrong scriptural answer. In this case we have to consider our past, present, and future circumstances as well as seek God’s wisdom through the decision. Most times our past struggles and current struggles can point the way to the correct decision in our lives. Seeking wisdom in these decisions is crucial. Proverbs 4:7 tells us that “Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” Seeking wisdom in our decisions and through our situations leads to a happy and fulfilled life. Spend a few minutes each day speaking with your student about how to ensure that they are making the right decisions for their walk.

Discusssion Questions: Fun House Week Three

Fun House

To further the conversation started by the weekend message, use these discussion questions in a group study or for personal reflection.

Our message this week is about trust – trust in God.

1.  We all have dealt with a subject or a period of time in which our trust in God to provide for us waivered.

  • When is it the most difficult to truly trust in God? Is there a particular period in life, one or more specific areas of your life, or specific circumstances in which it is difficult to trust in God?
  • Share about a time when you struggled to trust God to provide for your needs. If that situation or time is behind you, reflect on the situation and share how you now see God having moved or answering your needs in that situation or time period.

2.  Pastor shared that being in the fun house is like finding ourselves behind enemy lines. He said that in this scenario typically a soldier would hide from the enemy, look for people from their side or team, and would work to get back to where they belong.

  • In what ways can we hide from, or avoid, the enemy?
  • Why is it important to look for people from our team? In what ways do we help each other while we are behind enemy lines?
  • We should focus on getting to the side where we belong, His kingdom. Read Matthew 6:33. What does “seeking His kingdom first” look like in our daily lives? In what practical ways do we, or can we, do this?

3.  Pastor closed with the thought that we must fix our eyes upon Jesus.

  • While this is simple in theory, sometimes this is more difficult to put in to practice. Why is that? What are the struggles or obstacles that present themselves when we fix our eyes upon Jesus? How can we prepare ourselves in advance to respond to those obstacles?

 

Scripture verses:

1 John 5:19

James 4:4

Hebrews 12:1-3

Hebrews 11:6

Hebrews 11:10

Hebrews 11:13

Hebrews 11:16

Hebrews 11:24-27

Hebrews 11:38

1 John 5:4-5

Hebrews 12:3

Philippians 4:19

Matthew 6:24

Matthew 6:33

Psalm 127:1-2

Faith Promises’ scripture verse for 2013:

 Psalm 65:11

Parent Connection – fpStudents

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Parents,

Thank you for investing in your students. This week’s message speaks to the costs of wisdom. As we talked about earlier, wisdom comes from seeking God in everything we do. However, there is a cost which goes with that. Sometimes we don’t get to do things that we want to do because it is not God’s will for our lives, also sometimes it means that have to do something that we may not want to do. This week’s message discusses the story of Noah and the arc in Genesis: 6:9-22. Noah being a righteous man, did what God asked for him to do, even though at times in the process it was hard. But in the end it is what saved him and his family. Sometimes we look at a situation and we don’t see God’s picture, but when we put God’s plan above our own he always works things out for our ultimate best. While there is a cost to wisdom, what we receive through it is far beyond what we could ever imagine. Spend some time this week discussing situations in their lives where God’s plan has been bigger than their own plan.

KidRAVE – Kids leading Kids to Worship

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KidRAVE is designed for elementary age kids who like to move for God.

KidRAVE is vital to our belief that kids make great worshipers. KidRAVE provides kids the opportunity to lead worship during fpKIDS weekend services & special events during the year.  Rehearsals are filled with fun, laughs, movement, and a focus on worship.

KidRAVE members are expected to attend rehearsals and one hour of fpKIDS each week. (Rehearsal times are specific to each campus.)  KidRAVE members should wear their KidRAVE t-shirt each week and be ready with lots of energy.

The cost for your child to participate in KidRave is $10 per year.  Your child will receive a KidRave t-shirt (annually), access to all of the worship songs / motions, weekly rehearsals and a party at the end of the school year to celebrate all that God has done. 

Blount Campus Registration

North Knox Campus Registration

Pellissippi Campus Registration

Anderson Campus Registration

Campbell Campus Registration