HOW TO USE THIS PAGE: The content below is prioritized, with the most important at the top of the page. The first thing you’ll see is a “Series Purpose” paragraph and “Desired Outcomes”. Though each group may get to the end result a bit differently, all will have the same goals (the “Why”) in mind. Below that, there are “Learning Modules”. These can be ‘plug and played’ into your group’s weekly rhythm, or simply be utilized to inspire even better or more applicable thoughts. These are followed by book options and other resources as deemed useful, as well as “Sample Rhythms” for groups wanting more detailed support. Regardless of specific modules, a balanced group will experience “Up, In, and Out”, along with Sabbath breaks when necessary. Finally, we include the “Series Sunday Schedule” and “Current Impact Opportunities” to help groups stay connected with what is going on with the larger church. For questions on how to use this page, contact: [email protected]
**If you are looking for any resources related to the previous sermon series, you can find it on our archive page.**
It Would Take a Miracle….
Some things in life would take a miracle to fix, change, or heal. What is it in your life that feels beyond your control? Is there an area where you have lost all hope? For some of us it is our marriage. It would take a miracle to change my spouse! For others it could be another relationship that is wearing you down. It would take a move of God to change my neighbor, my girlfriend, my boss, my in-laws! Maybe you have lost all hope when it comes your job/career search, financial situation, the unhealthy habit in your life, or the area you have tried to grow in for far too long! Have you tried to fill an emptiness in your life with busyness or entertainment, yet at the end of the day there is still something missing and it nags you? What is the area in your life that you would say: This would truly take a miracle to change. Here is the Good News: God is a God of miracles. Nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37 NLT). We have witnessed God do miracles through restoring marriages, freeing people from addictions, and giving people a whole new purpose for living life. God is active and present. How do we partner with God in bringing a miracle into our lives?
The goals below are how coach(es) will interact with groups over the course of this series:
1.) NAME the area in your life that you need to surrender to God
Miracles cannot happen until we surrender to God. What is the area that you long for God to transform? Where do you need to surrender control?
2.) IDENTIFY an area that God is inviting you to work on
Sometimes the area in life is huge, and we have to narrow it down to specific things we can control. What is the invitation that God has for you? What areas is he inviting you to grow in?
3.) CREATE a tangible plan to partner with God
What is a practical step you are going to take to join God in bringing about transformation in this area? Who is going to keep you accountable? How are you going to get there?
Choose Your Own Adventure: to download a Leader Guide, click on the subjects (links) below:
Each learning module starts with a “Raise the Need”, or an explanation of why this topic is important within the conversation of this sermon series. This is followed by resources for four different categories: Prepare, Gather, Learn, and Respond. Each category has a few options for you to choose from. This guide is not meant to be handed out to all the participants. It is meant to provide ideas to the leader, who can then create their own document if so desired.
* Some learning modules will be created ahead of time, but in general, expect a learning module to be uploaded by noon on Monday that is related to the topic from the previous Sunday.
- It Would Take a Miracle…… to Fix My Family
UP – Relationship to, and intimacy with, God the Father
IN – Relationship to, and investment in, our fellow believers
OUT – Relationship to, and an engagement with, the broken world around us
Week 1: Invite people to Christmas Collective and/or pray for them (OUT)
Week 2: Group discussion about God and family (UP/IN)
Week 3: Group Christmas Celebration (IN or OUT or both)
Week 4: Sabbath (UP)
Week 5: Sabbath (UP)
Week 6: Group discussion on one of the learning modules (UP/IN) or Vision Casting for New Semester (IN)
Current Impact Opportunities
Our vision is that every Life Group at Flood would have a missional focus, committing to serve consistently at Flood, locally, or globally. If your life group has not yet determined a missional focus, the areas below are currently in need of consistent servants! Contact the impact leader for details.
Volunteer at the Christmas Collective: A Creative Experience for the Common Good! Opportunities to serve can be found at www.DIVEintoFLOOD.com/ChristmasCollectiveVolunteer .
HELP WITH SUNDAY COMMUNION
MILITARY IMPACT TEAM
Support our Flood Military Members by having your Life Group assemble a care package! This is a great team building opportunity that has the benefit of being flexible and can work itself into any meeting throughout the year. Clear guidelines will be provided so you can make sure your care package is military friendly. Contact: [email protected] to sign up your Life Group!
TIJUANA HOUSE BUILDING TEAM – December 14
Serve the Tijuana community by taking a day-trip to help build a house for a family in need. We need builders who can commit to participating on our monthly trips as consistently as possible! Trips are typically the 3rd Saturday of the month. Contact: [email protected]
TIJUANA ORPHANAGE TEAM – January 25 & February 15
Spend a day serving at the El Faro Orphanage in Tijuana, and experience the joy of teaching, serving, playing and laughing with kids! A great opportunity for an individual or a life group. Sign up at the Welcome Tent. Cost: $40. Contact: [email protected]
Series Sunday Schedule
[Audio MP3files of past messages are linked in the title of the message below]
Topic: It Would Take a Miracle….. to Fix My Family
Scripture: Colossians 3:5-15, Psalm 127:1
We are meeting at the Convention Center
Topic: It Would Take a Miracle….. to Heal My Pain
Scripture: Genesis 45:1-9, 15; 50:20
Add’l Scripture: Romans 12:19, Psalm 147:3
Topic: It Would Take a Miracle….. to Restore My Faith
Scripture: Isaiah 7:14, Psalm 34:8, Matthew 13:44, 17:20
12/24 – Christmas Eve Gatherings
Topic: It Would Take a Miracle….. to Save the World
Gatherings: 4pm & 5:30pm (Kearny), 4pm (Hillsdale)
12/29 – No Gatherings This Sunday!!
Topic: It Would Take a Miracle….. to Find My Purpose
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 1:16-2:11
Biblos.com – Comprehensive Bible study tools.
BibleGateway.com – Look up passages or search the Bible, including various translations.
Blue Letter Bible – Bible research tools.
Crosswalk.com – Bible research tools.
Precept Austin – Large collection of Bible research tools.
Bible Query – Thorough answers to questions about the Bible.
Bible History Online – Vast amount of pictorial data about the history of the Bible, as well as detailed theological information.
BibleStudyTools.com – Bible research tools.
Enduring Word Media – Bible commentary.
EasyEnglish Bible – Bible commentary.
Interlinear Bible – Word study tool.
Bible.org – Articles, commentaries, etc.
Christian Classics Library – commentaries, sermons
Spark Notes OT / NT – Quick references developed by Harvard Students
For devotionals -
Read Central – Daily Devotion
Henri Nouwen – Signup for Daily Reading
Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest