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Mattie Montgomery guest speaker

7/16/2018

INTRO

What was the high point of your week?

REVIEW

Key scripture:  John 4

Key Points:

The gospel is powerful! (Romans 1:16)

We don’t need skilled people to share the gospel, we just need to share the gospel!

Evangelism isn’t just for the pastors or “spiritual” people, it’s for all believers.  I cannot reach the world for Jesus but WE can!

God can use you even if you’re still in process

As you get closer to Jesus he begins to confront you with your sin issues.  That’s when most people begin to run away.  But if you’re going to make it in the kingdom of God you’re going to have to confess your sin and let Jesus shine light on your darkness

The woman at the well was continually rejected until she met Jesus, who was perfect love in the flesh.

Jesus can so transform a person even in one encounter that they can be freed from shame and bondage and instead become bold evangelists!

God loves you because of who He is not because of who you are or what you deserve.  The shame and failure of your past does not disqualify you from the future god has for you

APPLY

Read Romans 1:16

Do you feel comfortable sharing your faith with other people?  Do you share the gospel often or share it boldly?

If not, what’s holding you back?

(are you not confident in how to explain it, afraid of being rejection or worry what people will think, believe you aren’t “qualified”?)

Mattie talked about how God can use you to share the gospel even if you’re still in process

Do you feel pressure to be a “good Christian” before sharing your faith? Why or why not?

Read John 4:1-26 (woman at the well)

What takeaways do you have from this story?

If you’ve read this passage before, did Mattie’s sermon challenge the way you view this passage?

In what ways are you living for your own comfort rather than obedience to God?

Do you find yourself trying to hide your sins, shame and failures from Jesus or from other people?  What did this sermon teach you about the way Jesus deals with your shame?

Why do you think God is seeking worshipers? What does it look like to worship in a way that pleases God?

PRAY

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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·      I love my city- July 21

·      DNA July 29th

·      Baptism Sunday- July 29th

·      CORE- August 5th

 

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