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Mike McDaniel


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    Psalm 139:23-24: "2022: Taking Inventory" – Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 36:11

    2022: TAKING INVENTORY "Unleash" Series, Message 1 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor Psalm 139:23-24 3 Focal Points for God-sized Inventory 1. HEART: Search me, O God and know my heart… - v.23a INVENTORY QUESTION #1 How has my heart deceived me in the past? How much access have I given God to my heart/spirit? 2. HEAD: Try me and know my thoughts... - v. 23b INVENTORY QUESTION #2 Where do I have stinking thinking? How am I nurturing the mind of Christ in me? 3. HANDS: ...see if there be any grievous way in me… - v. 24 INVENTORY QUESTION #3 What am I doing in private that if it were none and in the open would bring shame on myself and those closest to me and is an offense to God? What warning lights are going off but I am ignoring INVENTORY QUESTION #4 What is the biggest decision before you in 2022? How will I invite God’s spirit to Lead me?

    Galatians 4:4-7: "On Time...Every Time" – Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 31:09

    ON TIME...EVERY TIME "The Promise" Series, Message 5 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor Galatians 4:4-7 THREE TIMELY MOVES OF GOD 1. God's ACTION: He sent His Son 2. God's AIM: He redeemed humanity 3. God's ADOPTION: He accepts us

    Jeremiah 31:31-34: "The New Covenant," Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 37:42

    "The New Covenant" Series, "The Promise," Message 4 December 19, 2021 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Give a quick review (from memory or your personal notes) about the 3 covenants we have studied so far: Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic. Describe the context of what was going on with Jeremiah and God’s people when he was a prophet? What is the Exile? The Mosaic Covenant was written on tablets, where did God promise to write the new covenant? (ANSWER: our heart Jeremiah 31:33) What role does the Spirit play in the life of new covenant people? (John 16:13; Luke 12:12) How well do you discern the Holy Spirit in your life? How does He forgive us? Is He able to forget? Or what does it mean when the Bible talks about God not remembering our sins any more? (Jeremiah 31:34; Psalm 103:12)

    2 Samuel 7:8-16: "The Reigning Covenant," Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 39:02

    "The Reigning Covenant" Series, "The Promise," Message 3 Psalm 89:3-4; 2 Samuel 7:8-16 What is the BLESSING Covenant? What is the DIRECTIONAL covenant? Why are each still relevant and important to us today? What is the REIGNING covenant? Why do we need to King? What are the dangers of living a life outside the God’s rule in our life? (Read Judges 21:25 and Romans 6:12) How do you personally pursue Jesus as your King? (Matthew 6:33) What does your generosity say about your belief in Jesus? How does it speak to His goodness and reign in your life? What are practical ways you can live generously? How are we to be advancing God’s Kingdom in our world? (Matthew 24:14) Why are so many people separated from the Covenant(s) of God? (Read Ephesians 2:12)

    Exodus 19:1-6: "The Directional Covenant," Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2021 42:22

    The Directional Covenant Series, "The Promise," Message 2 December 5, 2021 Exodus 19: 1-6 Remind the group what the Abrahamic Covenant is. Remind the group what the Mosaic Covenant is. What is the difference between a UNILATERAL covenant (Abrahamic) and a BILATERAL covenant? Why is this important to our understanding of how we relate to God today? What value do the 10 Commandments play in our life today? Read Deuteronomy 6:4-7. Explain how and why it’s so important for the parents to raise children with the 10 commandments as a guiding standard. How do the 10 commandments point us to Jesus? (Galatians 3:24) What is my next step of obedience?

    Genesis 12:1-3, 15:7-18: "The Blessing Covenant" - Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 40:35

    THE BLESSING COVENANT Series, "The Promise," Message 1 November 28, 2021 Group Questions Genesis 12:1-3; 15:7-18 Compare the contrast the similarities and differences between a COVENANT and a PROMISE? What is a personal favorite promise you have from the Scriptures? Share the promise and the Scriptural reference. Share why it has meant so much to you. Recall as many facts as you can, as a group, everything you know about the ABRAHAMIC Covenant. Is the Abrahamic covenant just for the Hebrew people? Why do we know it is a covenant of BLESSING for all humanity? (read Genesis 12:2) How does Abraham become born again (Genesis 15:6; Galatians 3:6-9)? How is Abraham’s faith a model (or road map) for us to enter the blessed Covenant life with Abraham?

    John 4:1-39: The Grace of Truth – Devon Arredondo - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 37:22

    The Grace of Truth Series, Messy Jesus, Message 5 November 11, 2021 Group Notes: 1. Who are the people in our society who you have the greatest difficult showing grace towards? 2. Who are the people in our society who you have the greatest difficulty showing truth towards? 3. It can be challenging to relate to this conversation in our modern society. Does it change the way you view the story if you picture this happening at a local coffee shop or restaurant? If so, how? 4. Note the woman’s initial reaction (v.9) Why does it change by verse 11? Why does she get curious? 5. How does Jesus meet this woman with the perfect balance of Grace and truth? 6. Jesus sets up the theme for conversation by identifying with her needs. If Jesus were to ask you about your needs right now, what would they be? 7. Was the "living water" available even to her? Was the offer legitimate? This was her real question. Do you ever wrestle with believing that "living water" could be made available to you? 8. Return to your answer for the first question. Do you ever wrestle with believing that living water could be available to even them? 9. As we close our series Messy Jesus, how can you be reminded that Jesus’ "living water" is for you? How can you be an example that Jesus’ "living water” is for others by living into His example of grace and truth?

    Matthew 19:4-9: The Grace About Truth, Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 42:23

    The Grace About Truth Matthew 19:4-9 Why should we see marriage as a GRACE gift to us? The Bible refers to landmarks and boundaries. What are they? Why are they important? What does the Bible say about people who move the boundaries? (read Hosea 5:10; Deut 27:14,17; Proverbs 23:10,12) According to what Mike mentioned in the message, there are many different sexual relationship variants out there. How many can you name? When the religious leaders bring up a religious variant, to what does Jesus point them (Matthew19:8). How important is it that God speaks into (and helps shape) who we marry? (Gen 2:15,18,20,22; Matthew 19:6) Why should singleness be considered an option for some? (1 Cor 7: 8) How do we know that heterosexual marriage is the only God ordained marriage? (Gen 1:28; 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-9) How transparent and real does God intend for marriage to be? (Gen 2:25) How does sin damage a marriage intimacy? (Gen 3:4-7)

    Matthew 22:2-14: Our True Identity - Caleb Kaltenbach - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 48:37

    Our True Identity - Series, "Messy Jesus," Message 3 Caleb Kaltenbach Matthew 22:2-14 1. Whose you are defines who you are. 2. Follow Jesus more than traditions and trends. 3. Think deeper about people, not differently about theology. 4. What does Jesus require of my sexuality? 5. What am I willing to do to keep and build influence with _________? 6. Whose you are defines who you are.

    John 8:1-11: "Hookups and Breakups" - Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2021 37:45

    HOOK-UPS AND BREAK-UPS "Messy Jesus" Series, Message 2 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor John 8:1-11 THREE APPROACHES TO DEALING WITH SEXUAL BROKENNESS 1. Wholly and holy • WHOLLY: Bring all the wrong into the light • HOLY: Bring all the wrong into alignment with God 2. Personally and introspectively 3. Mercifully and repentantly

    John 1:9-14: Jesus in the Mess - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2021 43:21

    JESUS IN THE MESS "Messy Jesus" Series, Message 1 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor John 1:9-14 TWO VALUES OF GRACE + TRUTH 1. Truth confronts us 2. Grace comforts us Two axioms that balance TRUTH and GRACE 1. You can tell the truth and not be a jerk. 2. You can give grace without compromising truth.

    Genesis 50:1-26: Freedom in Forgiveness - Dr. James Hawkins - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 42:58

    Freedom in Forgiveness: Not getting stuck in the "NEVER AGAIN" self-protected stance This is the final message in the Genesis series.

    Genesis 48-49: The Power of the Blessing – Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 42:17

    THE POWER OF THE BLESSING Genesis 48-49 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor THREE RULES FOR TRANSFERRING THE BLESSING 1.The Blessing is INTENTIONAL, not accidental. 2.The Blessing is STRUCTURED, not organic. THE FAMILY BLESSING: FIVE MAJOR COMPONENTS: 1. Meaningful touch 2. Spoken message 3. High Value 4. Promising future 5. Active commitment 3.The Blessing is PERSONAL, not generic.

    Living a Global Christian Life in the Marketplace - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 39:50

    Guest Speaker Todd Ahrend shares thoughts on our responsibilities Christians in our daily lives.

    Genesis 43-45: Pathway to Healing, Pt. 2 - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 40:03

    GENESIS: PATHWAY TO HEALING, PART 2 Genesis 43-45 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor THREE STRIDES TOWARD FREEDOM FROM THE PAST 1. ANTICIPATE the BLINDSIDE 2. EMBRACE your VULNERABILITY 3. RESPOND through GOD'S EYES instead of REACTING out of emotion. 4. Keep your EXPECTATIONS IN CHECK. 5. Feel your FEELINGS. 6. Let GRACE GUIDE YOU. 7. See GOD'S HAND in your PAIN.

    Genesis 42: Pathway to Healing Part 1 - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2021 38:26

    GENESIS: PATHWAY TO HEALING, PART 1 Genesis 42 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor THREE STRIDES TOWARD FREEDOM FROM THE PAST 1. ANTICIPATE the BLINDSIDE 2. EMBRACE your VULNERABILITY 3. RESPOND through GOD'S EYES instead of REACTING out of emotion.

    Genesis 41: From Prisoner to Prince – Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2021 37:29

    GENESIS: FROM PRISONER TO PALACE Genesis 41 Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor FOUR VIEWS THAT PEOPLE FAR FROM GOD NEED TO SEE IN PEOPLE CLOSE TO GOD: 1. GIFTED by GOD (vv 14-24) 2. LED by the SPIRIT (v 38) 3. TRUSTWORTHY in CHARACTER (VV 40-41) 4. HONORABLE in ALL (v 42)

    Genesis 40-41:13: Lonely but Not Alone - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 39:29

    Sunday, September 2 Genesis 40–41:13 How would you rate you own personal, mental, and spiritual health on a scale from 1-10? (10 = Flourishing 5 =Languishing 1= depressed) When you consider the ways that different people hurt Joseph (family, employer, and friends), how did Joseph’s prison friends show that they abandoned him (40:23)? Have you ever felt like you have been forgotten or abandoned? How did God continue to speak and reveal truth to Joseph even while he was in prison? (in dreams and interpreting the dreams) Read Genesis 40:14-15 and put in your own words the kind of pain you hear in Joesph's words? What kind of pain was he feeling? Why is being patient with God important for our seasons of waiting? When David wrote Psalm 13, what kind of prayer and reflections did he have about God and his waiting on God?

    Genesis 39: Character Control - Mike McDaniel, Lead Pastor - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 42:39

    Sunday, August 29 Genesis 39 Why is character so important? In your personal definition, what is character? What does it mean when Mike said, "we cannot control the world but we can control our character?" Why are character and trust inseparable? What was it about Joseph's character that he was able to build trust so powerfully with Potiphar? (vs. 3) How did Potiphar's wife test Joseph's character? (Leaders: use your discernment as to how deep you want to go into talking about sexual temptations. For example, if you're in a couples group, you might ask these questions: What are some other ways a person's character can be tested? How do you personally fight to keep your character in check from sexual temptations?) Why do you think we are told and have it modeled in scripture to run from temptation? Should we not stay and stand our ground against temptation? (vs. 7-12) Compare and contrast 39:3-4 and 39:21, 23. What were the different circumstances Joseph was in? What does this say about Joseph's consistency of character and God's consistency in our lives?

    Genesis: Broken Dreams - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 41:03

    Genesis Series, Message 26 Sub-Series: Break Free, Message 1 Genesis 37 What observations do you make when you think about Joseph life map story? Prosperity Palace Palace Freedom __________________________________________________________________ Pit Prison Family/Famine Have you ever considered the major chapter headings / changes in your own personal life story? If yes, share any insights you’ve learned from working through your own life story. If not, take a moment and think about what has been one of your highest highs and your lowest lows. What truth about God in the hills and valleys of life have you experienced? (Deut 11:11) What was God’s plan for Joseph and how did God reveal his plan to him? (Gen 37:5-11). How did God’s plan for Joseph become a tipping point for his brothers' rivalry gone mad? Can you think of other examples of people doing God’s will, yet experiencing deep pain along the way? (Job, Paul, Moses) Or other people in your own relationship circles? Read Matthew 5:45. Why do you think God’s will for our life isn’t a pain free plan? List all the ways that Joseph experienced pain from his family before his 18th birthday. Mike mentioned 11 different ways Joseph experienced pain from his own family. How many pain points can you recall. They are all mentioned in Genesis 37. What are 2 ways of managing the pain while living God’s Plan?

    Genesis 37: Broken Dreams - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 41:03

    Genesis Series, Message 26 Sub-Series: Break Free, Message 1 Genesis 37 What observations do you make when you think about Joseph life map story? Prosperity Palace Palace Freedom __________________________________________________________________ Pit Prison Family/Famine Have you ever considered the major chapter headings / changes in your own personal life story? If yes, share any insights you’ve learned from working through your own life story. If not, take a moment and think about what has been one of your highest highs and your lowest lows. What truth about God in the hills and valleys of life have you experienced? (Deut 11:11) What was God’s plan for Joseph and how did God reveal his plan to him? (Gen 37:5-11). How did God’s plan for Joseph become a tipping point for his brothers' rivalry gone mad? Can you think of other examples of people doing God’s will, yet experiencing deep pain along the way? (Job, Paul, Moses) Or other people in your own relationship circles? Read Matthew 5:45. Why do you think God’s will for our life isn’t a pain free plan? List all the ways that Joseph experienced pain from his family before his 18th birthday. Mike mentioned 11 different ways Joseph experienced pain from his own family. How many pain points can you recall. They are all mentioned in Genesis 37. What are 2 ways of managing the pain while living God’s Plan?

    Genesis: Creating Sustainable Rhythms for Life - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 40:11

    Genesis 33 Read Genesis 33 to establish the context for the group discussion. When you hear the word “sustainability,” what do you immediately think about? If you could clear your presuppositions, what would be a good working definition of “sustainability?” How does having a relationship with Jesus help you to live a sustainable life? How does Jacob model humility? How does humility disarm conflicts? How did it disarm the 400 warriors of Esau coming to meet Jacob? (Gen 33:1-3) Share a time you were upset - and someone came with humility - and it immediately lowered the temperature in the room. What is a biblical response to conflict? Break down Matthew 5:23-24 in as many action steps as you can find (HINT: there are 4 imperative commands/calls to action in the two verses. What is a blblical response to people who continue to stir up conflict? (Titus 3:10) Compare and contrast Esau’s speed in life vs Jacobs. (Gen 33:12-16) Talk about which of the 4 tips to avoiding a fast and furious life resonated most to you. Close by reading Gen 33:18… What does it mean to arrive at your destination SAFELY?

    Genesis 33: Creating Sustainable Rhythms for Life - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2021 40:11

    Genesis 33 Read Genesis 33 to establish the context for the group discussion. When you hear the word “sustainability,” what do you immediately think about? If you could clear your presuppositions, what would be a good working definition of “sustainability?” How does having a relationship with Jesus help you to live a sustainable life? How does Jacob model humility? How does humility disarm conflicts? How did it disarm the 400 warriors of Esau coming to meet Jacob? (Gen 33:1-3) Share a time you were upset - and someone came with humility - and it immediately lowered the temperature in the room. What is a biblical response to conflict? Break down Matthew 5:23-24 in as many action steps as you can find (HINT: there are 4 imperative commands/calls to action in the two verses. What is a blblical response to people who continue to stir up conflict? (Titus 3:10) Compare and contrast Esau’s speed in life vs Jacobs. (Gen 33:12-16) Talk about which of the 4 tips to avoiding a fast and furious life resonated most to you. Close by reading Gen 33:18… What does it mean to arrive at your destination SAFELY?

    Genesis: Alone...With God - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 41:02

    Sunday, August 8 Genesis 32:22-34 What kind of emotional state is Jacob in based on what you read in Genesis 32:1-7? The text says that Jacob was distressed and afraid and he was alone (Gen. 32:7, 24). Share a time in your life when you were distressed, afraid, and alone. How did you find comfort? How did you cope with it? Why do you think time alone and stopping the fret is a way God shows Himself to us? (read Psalm 46:10) Can you think of a time when you spiritually wrestled with God over a decision, a direction He was calling you to take, or maybe like Jacob, wrestling with God being the leader of your life? Jacob had his father's blessing and that gave Jacob blessings for living physically and emotionally in life. Why was Jacob so insistent on getting the blessing from God, the spiritual blessing? (Gen. 32:26) What does a spiritual blessing give you that a physical blessing doesn't? What two blessings come with the spiritual blessings? (answer: new life and redeemed past; see Gen. 32:28-32)

    Genesis 32: Alone...With God - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 41:02

    Sunday, August 8 Genesis 32:22-34 What kind of emotional state is Jacob in based on what you read in Genesis 32:1-7? The text says that Jacob was distressed and afraid and he was alone (Gen. 32:7, 24). Share a time in your life when you were distressed, afraid, and alone. How did you find comfort? How did you cope with it? Why do you think time alone and stopping the fret is a way God shows Himself to us? (read Psalm 46:10) Can you think of a time when you spiritually wrestled with God over a decision, a direction He was calling you to take, or maybe like Jacob, wrestling with God being the leader of your life? Jacob had his father's blessing and that gave Jacob blessings for living physically and emotionally in life. Why was Jacob so insistent on getting the blessing from God, the spiritual blessing? (Gen. 32:26) What does a spiritual blessing give you that a physical blessing doesn't? What two blessings come with the spiritual blessings? (answer: new life and redeemed past; see Gen. 32:28-32)

    Alone...With God - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 41:02

    Sunday, August 8 Genesis 32:22-34 What kind of emotional state is Jacob in based on what you read in Genesis 32:1-7? The text says that Jacob was distressed and afraid and he was alone (Gen. 32:7, 24). Share a time in your life when you were distressed, afraid, and alone. How did you find comfort? How did you cope with it? Why do you think time alone and stopping the fret is a way God shows Himself to us? (read Psalm 46:10) Can you think of a time when you spiritually wrestled with God over a decision, a direction He was calling you to take, or maybe like Jacob, wrestling with God being the leader of your life? Jacob had his father's blessing and that gave Jacob blessings for living physically and emotionally in life. Why was Jacob so insistent on getting the blessing from God, the spiritual blessing? (Gen. 32:26) What does a spiritual blessing give you that a physical blessing doesn't? What two blessings come with the spiritual blessings? (answer: new life and redeemed past; see Gen. 32:28-32)

    Genesis: SERVING MATTERS because LOVE SERVES - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 40:31

    Read Genesis 29:1-20 to establish the context for the group discussion. What is your favorite love story movie? The past two massages at GPC, first with Caleb and now with Mike, they both drove home “Serving matters”. Do you agree with their hypothesis? Why or why not? Mike added to the statement this week: “Serving matters because Love Serves” How does God’s ABC (Abrahamic Blessing Covenant) model a loving covenant? Re-read how God restates his unilateral commitment to the covenant in each of the generation starting with Abraham. (Genesis 12:3; 26:3-4; 28:14). How does it make you feel when you consider how dysfunctional patriarch’s families were, yet God’s unconditional commitment to his BLESSING covenant? Read Genesis 29:15-18. Fill in the first blank: Love serves. How did Jacob demonstrate his loyal love for Rachel? In loving the church, how did Paul and the church demonstrate his love for one another: (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Complete the blank Love serves _________. How does Jacob model “sacrificial love”? (Gen 29:27; 31:41) Fourteen years of faithful service to get the wife whom he loved. Mike shared stories of some people who have been serving in the church for 10 years and longer, many in the same position. What does that tell you about their commitment to love the bride of Christ well? Should our service of love be a DUTY or a DELIGHT? How do we know that Jacob serving Leban was a delight? Read Genesis 29:20. Explain this life principle: LIFE PRINCIPLE I LOVE WHAT I SERVE I SERVE WHAT I LOVE What grade (or class) might your group consider adopting and serving together in loving the next generation?

    Genesis 23: SERVING MATTERS because LOVE SERVES - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 40:31

    Read Genesis 29:1-20 to establish the context for the group discussion. What is your favorite love story movie? The past two massages at GPC, first with Caleb and now with Mike, they both drove home “Serving matters”. Do you agree with their hypothesis? Why or why not? Mike added to the statement this week: “Serving matters because Love Serves” How does God’s ABC (Abrahamic Blessing Covenant) model a loving covenant? Re-read how God restates his unilateral commitment to the covenant in each of the generation starting with Abraham. (Genesis 12:3; 26:3-4; 28:14). How does it make you feel when you consider how dysfunctional patriarch’s families were, yet God’s unconditional commitment to his BLESSING covenant? Read Genesis 29:15-18. Fill in the first blank: Love serves. How did Jacob demonstrate his loyal love for Rachel? In loving the church, how did Paul and the church demonstrate his love for one another: (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Complete the blank Love serves _________. How does Jacob model “sacrificial love”? (Gen 29:27; 31:41) Fourteen years of faithful service to get the wife whom he loved. Mike shared stories of some people who have been serving in the church for 10 years and longer, many in the same position. What does that tell you about their commitment to love the bride of Christ well? Should our service of love be a DUTY or a DELIGHT? How do we know that Jacob serving Leban was a delight? Read Genesis 29:20. Explain this life principle: LIFE PRINCIPLE I LOVE WHAT I SERVE I SERVE WHAT I LOVE What grade (or class) might your group consider adopting and serving together in loving the next generation?

    SERVING MATTERS because LOVE SERVES - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 40:31

    Read Genesis 29:1-20 to establish the context for the group discussion. What is your favorite love story movie? The past two massages at GPC, first with Caleb and now with Mike, they both drove home “Serving matters”. Do you agree with their hypothesis? Why or why not? Mike added to the statement this week: “Serving matters because Love Serves” How does God’s ABC (Abrahamic Blessing Covenant) model a loving covenant? Re-read how God restates his unilateral commitment to the covenant in each of the generation starting with Abraham. (Genesis 12:3; 26:3-4; 28:14). How does it make you feel when you consider how dysfunctional patriarch’s families were, yet God’s unconditional commitment to his BLESSING covenant? Read Genesis 29:15-18. Fill in the first blank: Love serves. How did Jacob demonstrate his loyal love for Rachel? In loving the church, how did Paul and the church demonstrate his love for one another: (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Complete the blank Love serves _________. How does Jacob model “sacrificial love”? (Gen 29:27; 31:41) Fourteen years of faithful service to get the wife whom he loved. Mike shared stories of some people who have been serving in the church for 10 years and longer, many in the same position. What does that tell you about their commitment to love the bride of Christ well? Should our service of love be a DUTY or a DELIGHT? How do we know that Jacob serving Leban was a delight? Read Genesis 29:20. Explain this life principle: LIFE PRINCIPLE I LOVE WHAT I SERVE I SERVE WHAT I LOVE What grade (or class) might your group consider adopting and serving together in loving the next generation?

    Genesis 29: SERVING MATTERS because LOVE SERVES - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2021 40:31

    Read Genesis 29:1-20 to establish the context for the group discussion. What is your favorite love story movie? The past two massages at GPC, first with Caleb and now with Mike, they both drove home “Serving matters”. Do you agree with their hypothesis? Why or why not? Mike added to the statement this week: “Serving matters because Love Serves” How does God’s ABC (Abrahamic Blessing Covenant) model a loving covenant? Re-read how God restates his unilateral commitment to the covenant in each of the generation starting with Abraham. (Genesis 12:3; 26:3-4; 28:14). How does it make you feel when you consider how dysfunctional patriarch’s families were, yet God’s unconditional commitment to his BLESSING covenant? Read Genesis 29:15-18. Fill in the first blank: Love serves. How did Jacob demonstrate his loyal love for Rachel? In loving the church, how did Paul and the church demonstrate his love for one another: (1 Thessalonians 1:3) Complete the blank Love serves _________. How does Jacob model “sacrificial love”? (Gen 29:27; 31:41) Fourteen years of faithful service to get the wife whom he loved. Mike shared stories of some people who have been serving in the church for 10 years and longer, many in the same position. What does that tell you about their commitment to love the bride of Christ well? Should our service of love be a DUTY or a DELIGHT? How do we know that Jacob serving Leban was a delight? Read Genesis 29:20. Explain this life principle: LIFE PRINCIPLE I LOVE WHAT I SERVE I SERVE WHAT I LOVE What grade (or class) might your group consider adopting and serving together in loving the next generation?

    Serving Matters - Caleb Gabriele - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 26:35

    What is God calling you to "get up" from so that you can serve others? Caleb mentioned Jesus having the most "significant status." Are you willing to negate status to serve in a way that may not make sense to others around you? One could say that Jesus "got his hands dirty," meaning that through the physical act of washing dirty feet, he demonstrated a willingness to get into the messy. How is God calling you to get involved in messy acts of service? How have you and/or your family served within the church in the past? Jesus mentions in John 13:17 that God will bless the disciples if/when they do these things. What do you think that blessing looks like? For those of you who have followed in this example, can you share how you've been blessed when serving others in this way? How were you impacted by the ministries highlighted in the gallery on Sunday? Share with the group how God is leading you to serve in a ministry or how He is already blessing you through where you currently serve at GPC.

    Serving Matters - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2021 26:35

    What is God calling you to "get up" from so that you can serve others? Caleb mentioned Jesus having the most "significant status." Are you willing to negate status to serve in a way that may not make sense to others around you? One could say that Jesus "got his hands dirty," meaning that through the physical act of washing dirty feet, he demonstrated a willingness to get into the messy. How is God calling you to get involved in messy acts of service? How have you and/or your family served within the church in the past? Jesus mentions in John 13:17 that God will bless the disciples if/when they do these things. What do you think that blessing looks like? For those of you who have followed in this example, can you share how you've been blessed when serving others in this way? How were you impacted by the ministries highlighted in the gallery on Sunday? Share with the group how God is leading you to serve in a ministry or how He is already blessing you through where you currently serve at GPC.

    Genesis: The Truth About Lies - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 46:38

    Sunday, July 18 Genesis 27 What is the biggest legacy passed down that you received from your up bringing ("the good" and "the not so good")? How are you amplifying "the good" and how are you correcting the "not so good" for the next generation you are influencing? Brainstorm a list of different forms of lies or words for lying: keep them on a white board or in front of people for the entire time together so they can continue to refer back to them. Here is a starter list…manipulate, swindle, white lies, conspiracy theories, fake news, deceitful, 2 faced, misleading, delusional, etc Read Exodus 34:6-8 and explain what are “generational sins.” Have you ever identified generational sins in your past? Re-read Genesis 27:18-26 and trace the compounding lies in which Jacob is caught up. How have you seen lies compound in other people’s lives. How has someone’s lies hurt you in the past? Can you think of a time you weren’t completely honest and when the truth was known what was the impact of the lies? Why is truth such a irreplaceable element in a relationship?

    Genesis 22: The Truth About Lies - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 46:38

    Sunday, July 18 Genesis 27 What is the biggest legacy passed down that you received from your up bringing ("the good" and "the not so good")? How are you amplifying "the good" and how are you correcting the "not so good" for the next generation you are influencing? Brainstorm a list of different forms of lies or words for lying: keep them on a white board or in front of people for the entire time together so they can continue to refer back to them. Here is a starter list…manipulate, swindle, white lies, conspiracy theories, fake news, deceitful, 2 faced, misleading, delusional, etc Read Exodus 34:6-8 and explain what are “generational sins.” Have you ever identified generational sins in your past? Re-read Genesis 27:18-26 and trace the compounding lies in which Jacob is caught up. How have you seen lies compound in other people’s lives. How has someone’s lies hurt you in the past? Can you think of a time you weren’t completely honest and when the truth was known what was the impact of the lies? Why is truth such a irreplaceable element in a relationship?

    The Truth About Lies - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2021 46:38

    Sunday, July 18 Genesis 27 What is the biggest legacy passed down that you received from your up bringing ("the good" and "the not so good")? How are you amplifying "the good" and how are you correcting the "not so good" for the next generation you are influencing? Brainstorm a list of different forms of lies or words for lying: keep them on a white board or in front of people for the entire time together so they can continue to refer back to them. Here is a starter list…manipulate, swindle, white lies, conspiracy theories, fake news, deceitful, 2 faced, misleading, delusional, etc Read Exodus 34:6-8 and explain what are “generational sins.” Have you ever identified generational sins in your past? Re-read Genesis 27:18-26 and trace the compounding lies in which Jacob is caught up. How have you seen lies compound in other people’s lives. How has someone’s lies hurt you in the past? Can you think of a time you weren’t completely honest and when the truth was known what was the impact of the lies? Why is truth such a irreplaceable element in a relationship?

    Genesis: Sibling Rivalry and God's Redemption - Devon Arredondo - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 35:54

    Sunday, July 11 Genesis 26:19-34 1. Sibling Rivalry is at the root of this story - How have you seen sibling rivalry play out in your life or family? 2. Some theologians suggest that Issac and Rebekah chose to self actualize (realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities) through their children. Do you see this in the story? What about in Genesis 27 when Rebekah helps Jacob be deceptive? If you are a parent, how does this impact your parenting? 3. Esau sold his birthright (a double portion of his father’s wealth and the leadership responsibility of being the eldest in a patriarchal society) for a bowl of stew - the literal translation is some “red stuff”. How have you seen your desire for instant gratification derail the things for which you are created? (Also see Philippians 3:18-19) 4. Read Romans 9:16. How does this scripture inform our understanding of both Jacob and Esau - Two men in Abraham’s familial line with all kinds of character flaws, supposed to bring about God’s blessing to the many nations.

    Genesis 21: Sibling Rivalry and God's Redemption - Devon Arredondo - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 35:54

    Sunday, July 11 Genesis 26:19-34 1. Sibling Rivalry is at the root of this story - How have you seen sibling rivalry play out in your life or family? 2. Some theologians suggest that Issac and Rebekah chose to self actualize (realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities) through their children. Do you see this in the story? What about in Genesis 27 when Rebekah helps Jacob be deceptive? If you are a parent, how does this impact your parenting? 3. Esau sold his birthright (a double portion of his father’s wealth and the leadership responsibility of being the eldest in a patriarchal society) for a bowl of stew - the literal translation is some “red stuff”. How have you seen your desire for instant gratification derail the things for which you are created? (Also see Philippians 3:18-19) 4. Read Romans 9:16. How does this scripture inform our understanding of both Jacob and Esau - Two men in Abraham’s familial line with all kinds of character flaws, supposed to bring about God’s blessing to the many nations.

    Sibling Rivalry and God's Redemption - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 35:54

    Sunday, July 11 Genesis 26:19-34 1. Sibling Rivalry is at the root of this story - How have you seen sibling rivalry play out in your life or family? 2. Some theologians suggest that Issac and Rebekah chose to self actualize (realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities) through their children. Do you see this in the story? What about in Genesis 27 when Rebekah helps Jacob be deceptive? If you are a parent, how does this impact your parenting? 3. Esau sold his birthright (a double portion of his father’s wealth and the leadership responsibility of being the eldest in a patriarchal society) for a bowl of stew - the literal translation is some “red stuff”. How have you seen your desire for instant gratification derail the things for which you are created? (Also see Philippians 3:18-19) 4. Read Romans 9:16. How does this scripture inform our understanding of both Jacob and Esau - Two men in Abraham’s familial line with all kinds of character flaws, supposed to bring about God’s blessing to the many nations.

    Genesis: Who's in What Chair? - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 41:25

    Sunday, July 4 Genesis 24:1-9 What were the three heart conditions of the three chairs, based on Mike's message? How did Abraham demonstrate a hot-hearted faith? Who have you known or who's been an example to you as having a hot-hearted faith? What kind of impact did they have on your own faith? What does a lukewarm heart look like? How did Isaac model a lukewarm heart? How cold is your heart? Have you ever seen someone progress from a hot heart to a cold heart? How can you practically help someone when they have lost their passion and their heart's grown cold? How do you prevent a cooling of your own heart?

    Genesis 20: Who's in What Chair? - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 41:25

    Sunday, July 4 Genesis 24:1-9 What were the three heart conditions of the three chairs, based on Mike's message? How did Abraham demonstrate a hot-hearted faith? Who have you known or who's been an example to you as having a hot-hearted faith? What kind of impact did they have on your own faith? What does a lukewarm heart look like? How did Isaac model a lukewarm heart? How cold is your heart? Have you ever seen someone progress from a hot heart to a cold heart? How can you practically help someone when they have lost their passion and their heart's grown cold? How do you prevent a cooling of your own heart?

    Who's in What Chair? - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 41:25

    Sunday, July 4 Genesis 24:1-9 What were the three heart conditions of the three chairs, based on Mike's message? How did Abraham demonstrate a hot-hearted faith? Who have you known or who's been an example to you as having a hot-hearted faith? What kind of impact did they have on your own faith? What does a lukewarm heart look like? How did Isaac model a lukewarm heart? How cold is your heart? Have you ever seen someone progress from a hot heart to a cold heart? How can you practically help someone when they have lost their passion and their heart's grown cold? How do you prevent a cooling of your own heart?

    Make us One - Devon Arredondo - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 35:54

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    Make us One - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2021 35:54

    We hope you enjoy and benefit from Grace Point Church's messages. Thank you for taking time to listen!

    Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 29:01

    Sunday, June 20 Mark 3: 1-6 1. What are some of the differences in Mark's version, Matthew's version, and Luke's version of this story? (Mark 3:1-6; Matthew 12:9-13; Luke 6:6-11). What are 2 things that stick out to you? 2. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (see Mark 2:27). What is the importance of that verse in light of this story? 3. Nathan talked about capturing the "characters" in this story in a "6 word story." How would you synopsize the characters in the story in 6 words? The man with the shriveled hand; Jesus; the Pharisees. 4. "Through the spirit of God IN you, God wants to USE you to make people BRAND NEW." What would it look like if you lived your life by this mantra this year? What are a couple areas where this may play out in your life? 5. What would the "6 word story" for your life be if it was penned today? What do you hope it to be? (NOTE: this may be a thought provoking question. Be sure to give it some thought before your meeting time.)

    Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath - Nathan Waganer - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2021 29:01

    Sunday, June 20 Mark 3: 1-6 1. What are some of the differences in Mark's version, Matthew's version, and Luke's version of this story? (Mark 3:1-6; Matthew 12:9-13; Luke 6:6-11). What are 2 things that stick out to you? 2. Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath (see Mark 2:27). What is the importance of that verse in light of this story? 3. Nathan talked about capturing the "characters" in this story in a "6 word story." How would you synopsize the characters in the story in 6 words? The man with the shriveled hand; Jesus; the Pharisees. 4. "Through the spirit of God IN you, God wants to USE you to make people BRAND NEW." What would it look like if you lived your life by this mantra this year? What are a couple areas where this may play out in your life? 5. What would the "6 word story" for your life be if it was penned today? What do you hope it to be? (NOTE: this may be a thought provoking question. Be sure to give it some thought before your meeting time.)

    Genesis: The Faith of a Friend - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 34:24

    Sunday, June 13 Hebrews 11:8-19 What is something new you have learned about Abraham from this message series? What is something new you have learned about being a friend of God from this message series? (give some time to reflect) Why do you believe God is so vague in what is required or where He is leading us when He calls us to follow? (Heb. 11:8, Mark 1:17, Luke 5:27) Of the list of God's names, can you say that you have experienced God in any of the same ways Abraham experienced God? When was that and what was that like? Context/Name/Revelation Gen 12:1/Initial calling/YHWH/The LORD Gen 14:18-22/Melchizedek/ěl·yôn/God Most High Gen 14:19/qnh/Possessor/creator of heaven and earth Gen 15:1/Battle/māgēn/I am your shield Gen 16:13/Hagar/ěl·rŏʾî/God who sees Gen 17:1/Covenant /ěl·šdy/God Almighty Gen 18:25/Sodom’s sin/špṭ/Judge Gen 21:33/Treaty w/ Abimelech/ěl·ʿôlām/God Everlasting Gen 22:14/Offering Isaac/rʾh/The Lord will provide How comfortable of a life did Abraham live? (read Heb. 11:9) Why do you think one of Americans' chief underlying goals is to find greater comfort? What would it mean to live with a "sojourner's mentality" today? Read Hebrews 11:13 & 11:39. What does it mean if we live a full life but don't see all our promises, hopes, and dreams fulfilled? Does it crush your faith? Or are you okay with it? Why was the offering of Isaac for Abraham a test of faith and a priority check? When have you experienced a real priority check?

    The Faith of a Friend - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 34:24

    Sunday, June 13 Hebrews 11:8-19 What is something new you have learned about Abraham from this message series? What is something new you have learned about being a friend of God from this message series? (give some time to reflect) Why do you believe God is so vague in what is required or where He is leading us when He calls us to follow? (Heb. 11:8, Mark 1:17, Luke 5:27) Of the list of God's names, can you say that you have experienced God in any of the same ways Abraham experienced God? When was that and what was that like? Context/Name/Revelation Gen 12:1/Initial calling/YHWH/The LORD Gen 14:18-22/Melchizedek/ěl·yôn/God Most High Gen 14:19/qnh/Possessor/creator of heaven and earth Gen 15:1/Battle/māgēn/I am your shield Gen 16:13/Hagar/ěl·rŏʾî/God who sees Gen 17:1/Covenant /ěl·šdy/God Almighty Gen 18:25/Sodom’s sin/špṭ/Judge Gen 21:33/Treaty w/ Abimelech/ěl·ʿôlām/God Everlasting Gen 22:14/Offering Isaac/rʾh/The Lord will provide How comfortable of a life did Abraham live? (read Heb. 11:9) Why do you think one of Americans' chief underlying goals is to find greater comfort? What would it mean to live with a "sojourner's mentality" today? Read Hebrews 11:13 & 11:39. What does it mean if we live a full life but don't see all our promises, hopes, and dreams fulfilled? Does it crush your faith? Or are you okay with it? Why was the offering of Isaac for Abraham a test of faith and a priority check? When have you experienced a real priority check?

    Genesis 19: The Faith of a Friend - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2021 34:24

    Sunday, June 13 Hebrews 11:8-19 What is something new you have learned about Abraham from this message series? What is something new you have learned about being a friend of God from this message series? (give some time to reflect) Why do you believe God is so vague in what is required or where He is leading us when He calls us to follow? (Heb. 11:8, Mark 1:17, Luke 5:27) Of the list of God's names, can you say that you have experienced God in any of the same ways Abraham experienced God? When was that and what was that like? Context/Name/Revelation Gen 12:1/Initial calling/YHWH/The LORD Gen 14:18-22/Melchizedek/ěl·yôn/God Most High Gen 14:19/qnh/Possessor/creator of heaven and earth Gen 15:1/Battle/māgēn/I am your shield Gen 16:13/Hagar/ěl·rŏʾî/God who sees Gen 17:1/Covenant /ěl·šdy/God Almighty Gen 18:25/Sodom’s sin/špṭ/Judge Gen 21:33/Treaty w/ Abimelech/ěl·ʿôlām/God Everlasting Gen 22:14/Offering Isaac/rʾh/The Lord will provide How comfortable of a life did Abraham live? (read Heb. 11:9) Why do you think one of Americans' chief underlying goals is to find greater comfort? What would it mean to live with a "sojourner's mentality" today? Read Hebrews 11:13 & 11:39. What does it mean if we live a full life but don't see all our promises, hopes, and dreams fulfilled? Does it crush your faith? Or are you okay with it? Why was the offering of Isaac for Abraham a test of faith and a priority check? When have you experienced a real priority check?

    Strategy Meeting 2021: Successfully Moving into the Future - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 47:12

    How did you first hear about Grace Point? What was it about Grace Point that kept you here? Joshua led the Hebrew people into the promised land. How many years had it been since God first made the promise to Abram that the land would be theirs? What kind of emotions do you think Joshua was feeling stepping into Moses' sandals? Read Joshua 1:6-7, 9, & 18. What was the key message that God was communicating to Joshua about leading into the future? What are two things Joshua asked the people to do before inheriting the promised land? Read Joshua 4:1-7. Why is remembering and honoring the past so important when moving into the future? (read 1 Chron. 16:12) Beyond the work of God in Grace Point's history, what did Mike say was the "secret sauce" to GPC thriving the past 20 years? What does it mean to "consecrate ourselves" before moving into the future? And why is it so important? (read Joshua 3:1-5)

    Successfully Moving into the Future - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2021 47:12

    How did you first hear about Grace Point? What was it about Grace Point that kept you here? Joshua led the Hebrew people into the promised land. How many years had it been since God first made the promise to Abram that the land would be theirs? What kind of emotions do you think Joshua was feeling stepping into Moses' sandals? Read Joshua 1:6-7, 9, & 18. What was the key message that God was communicating to Joshua about leading into the future? What are two things Joshua asked the people to do before inheriting the promised land? Read Joshua 4:1-7. Why is remembering and honoring the past so important when moving into the future? (read 1 Chron. 16:12) Beyond the work of God in Grace Point's history, what did Mike say was the "secret sauce" to GPC thriving the past 20 years? What does it mean to "consecrate ourselves" before moving into the future? And why is it so important? (read Joshua 3:1-5)

    Genesis: Test Day - Mike McDaniel - Audio

    Play Episode Listen Later May 30, 2021 40:53

    Sunday, May 30 Genesis 21-22 Mike talked about "expanded time" and "compressed time" in the historical narratives (ex. Compare the length of time between Gen 21:1-2 and v.3-4). What is the purpose for slowing down the narrative and compressing time? How is baptism an expression of our covenant relationship with God? What does it mean when God tests us? (Gen. 22:1) What two test results is God looking for when he “tests” us? (answer: Where is our love and loyalty lay? and Where does our trust and obedience stop?) How radical is the call to follow Jesus? Is it a causal "follow at will" or "when it’s convenient" or is it an "all-out surrender"? Assign the following verse for people to read: John 6:53; Luke 14:26, 33; Luke 9:23. Why do you think that trust and obedience to God such an important component of following Jesus? How did Abraham demonstrate his trust and obedience and how far was that trust and obedience willing to go? Read Hebrews 11:17-19. What did Abraham believe 2000 years before Christ sacrifice of his life and resurrection?

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