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Sunday, 09.16.18

Practice #3 Change Together

Speaker: Matt Whitlock

Series: I Am A Lifestyle Missionary

Passage: John 13:34-35

Practice #3 Change Together (not alone)

John 13:34-35

September 15, 2016 Capo Beach Church

Short Recap of Last 3 weeks.

I Am American

We celebrate individualism We are a DIY culture

God’s Design For Community

God is 3 in 1
Man shall not be alone creates women
Man shall leave his family and two shall become 1 Jesus picked the 12
He sent them 2 by 2
Where 2 or 3 are gathered
The 12 at passover supper

God doesn't do it alone why do we think we can

Why? Because change happens together not alone.

We need each other to change. The circumstances of relationships create the opportunities to change. Both in positive and negative ways...Your next conflict is your next opportunity for transformation.

Why do we think we can do it alone? or should do it alone.

Distorted Understanding of Community

“What does ‘Community’ mean”? https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/07/ what-does-community-mean/532518/

How will we respond to this?
The enemy wants to attack our community as it will prevent change in our lives and change in the city. Marriages, families, churches...

READ: John 13:34 The One Another

59 “one another’s” http://www.smallgroupchurches.com/the-59-one-anothers-of-the-bible/

READ: John 13:35 For The Sake of the World

4 Enemies of Community:

Discouragement: When you misinterpret someones motives. /Don’t Quit

Criticism: Starts the moment we wake up /Compliment

Comparison: /Celebrate

Isolation: The Women who Bleed for 12 years: Luke 8:43–48 /Participate

Every church has issues, just pick the churches issues that you life the best!

Change will only happen in our lives and in the lives of our city TOGETHER not alone.