Series Big Idea: Can you imagine what our neighborhoods, city and world will begin to look like when Christ’s kingdom comes to earth as it is in heaven? Using Matthew 6:9-13 as the foundational scripture, this series focuses on the four things Jesus did while He was on earth, when heaven and earth were opened up to one another.
Week 1 – Teach
Scripture: Matthew 5:1-12
Message Big Idea: The unconventional teaching of Jesus brings about the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
Challenge: Based on our new understanding of what it means to be blessed (as Jesus teaches), are you ready to be used by God?
Week 2 – Heal
Scripture: John 9:1-11 (Message) & Matthew 5:13-16, John 9
Message Big Idea: We are light of the world when we bring healing into the lives of others
Challenge: Even in the midst of the darkest night, Christ followers ask the question Where is God at work?, along with How can I help? This week we will challenge people not to look for someone to blame in the midst of trouble, but to look for someone to help, to look for God’s hand in the middle of a dark situation and be the light others need to be healed.
Week 3 – Forgive
Scripture: John 8:1-11, Matthew 5:21-24
Message Big Idea: Jesus demonstrates the best way to establish a healthy, Christ-centered relationship with others is to build a bridge to someone (through forgiveness) rather than building a case against them (through the law).
Challenge: When others wrong us, intentionally or otherwise, our aim as Christians is NOT to be right, but to figure out ways to establish a lifelong healthy relationship with others. We can get so focused on being right as Christians that we lose the relationship, whether it be with our spouse, our children, our co-workers, etc. Therefore, the takeaway for this message is to ask ourselves: how can I build a bridge toward someone rather than a case against them?
Week 4 – Feed
Scripture: Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17, John 6:5-15
Message Big Idea: Whatever we hand over to Jesus we can expect Him to do something wonderful and creative.
Challenge: We will challenge people to bring whatever it is they have to the feet of Jesus and allow Him to transform it in to something amazing to benefit the lives of others.
• Sermon Manuscripts in MS Word
• Small Group Guide with Leader’s Guide in MS Word and PDF
• Service Flow for each week