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Today's Passage and Notes - September 27, 2020

Galatians 5:22-23
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

How do we cultivate the fruit of self-control?

Don’t just try, train!

1 Timothy 4:7b
train yourself to be godly.

1 Corinthians 9:23-27
23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

1 Corinthians 10:11-13
11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

Self-control is the steady capacity to direct yourself to accomplish what you have chosen or decided to do and be, even though you “don’t feel like it.”

1. Vision: Keep the main thing, the main thing.

1 Corinthians 9:24-25
24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.

John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

1 Corinthians 9:23
I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

2. Intention: Honor God with Your Body.

1 Corinthians 9:26-27
26 Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. 27 No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Hebrews 12:2
fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

3. Means: To change we need to practice specific soul-training exercises as God’s means of grace.

Scripture

2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Self-Awareness

1 Corinthians 10:12
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 

Strife

1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation  has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

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• Engage with God in Scripture by reading and reflecting upon the Gospel of John. Diveintoflood.com/scripture

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Flood Groups meet together to be transformed by Jesus, in order to love God, love one another, and love our neighbors. Groups meet throughout the week online, and/or in-person, depending on the group. We have groups of all types and sizes that share life, reflect on Scripture, pray, and encourage one another to serve in Jesus’ name. Visit DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Groups for a list of open groups.

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Emotionally Healthy Relationships
8 Weeks beginning September 30 7-9pm via Zoom // $25 for materials
Join Pastor Matt and Roxanne Hammett to learn practical skills for developing mature loving relationships with others. Email [email protected] to register.

To Become One

To Become One: Premarital and Newlyweds
Mondays, October 5 – November 16, 6:39-9pm, via Zoom
Join other Flood couples and coaches for this fun and informative learning community. Signup: DIVEintoFLOOD.com/2b1

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Surf & Scripture
Wednesdays, 6am, Moonlight Beach
Join us for a brief reflection of our Daily Scripture, prayer, and sweet time together as we social distance on the beach! Yes its early but what a great start to the day!!! Questions, email [email protected]

To Become One

Misadventures in the Christian Life
Wednesdays beginning
September 30, 7-9pm via Zoom

Misadventure: “An unsuccessful outcome of something well- intentioned and planned.” Many Christians spend years pursuing what they assumed was a path to spiritual growth, before ending up discouraged, burned-out, cynical, or worse. They begin to wonder: “Am I missing something?” We’ll explore five revolutionary concepts that will reinvigorate your journey of faith. Cost: $10 for Conversation Guide. Email Joyce to join: [email protected]

To Become One

Be the Bridge 101: An Educational Program for White People
Thursdays, October 1, 8, 15, 22, via Zoom
This is a national class designed for white people who want to learn more about how to be a racial bridge-builder in the church and in the world. You will be guided through initial learning, useful definitions, and self-reflection. This is a highly recommended pathway for white people who want to join Be the Bridge Discussion Groups at Flood in the future. Classes will be recorded and you will be able to watch at your convenience. The price is $25 per person for the instruction and $10 for the cost of the guide. Please let Pastor Scott know if you signup so he can add you to the Be the Bridge group interest list: [email protected]. Sign up at Be The Bridge: HERE

Prison Ministry Prayer Group
Weekly, times vary
In Matthew 25, Jesus includes visiting prisoners as one of the examples of ways to know him. If your heart is stirring to meet Jesus in this way, consider beginning by praying for prisoners through a prayer group. Email Aaronto learn more.

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Flood Kids Online 
Ages 3 -11 can join us every Sunday HERE for our interactive curriculum videos, worship and activities. Questions, contact [email protected]

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Flood Youth
Thursdays, 7pm at the Flood Church Offices or Online
If you’re a middle schooler or high schooler we want to hang out with you! Join us this fall on Thursday nights, either in person or online via Zoom. If you come in person, please remember to wear a mask, bring a chair (if possible) and watch your distance. To join us on Zoom, please email Mookie [email protected] or Josiah [email protected] for details.
For more info, or check out our page HERE our IG @floodyouth and our YouTube.

Flood Young Adults
FYA is where anyone ages 18-29 can come together to learn, reflect, celebrate, and be together! We meet online Wednesdays at 7pm. Email [email protected] to get connected, and check out their IG @flood.ya.

Undergraduate Internship
Be a part of the Flood team! We offer a 9-month internship for anyone between 18-24 that runs from August – May. Gain real work experience, be a part of meaningful projects and events, and be mentored and discipled by our staff. Apply today at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Interns. Questions, email [email protected].

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Flood Face Time
Sundays in October
Friends. Fellowship. Fun! An outdoor opportunity to connect with others for fellowship and prayer. Wear a mask and feel free to bring your own blankets, chairs, and snacks!
Questions for San Diego, email: [email protected]
Questions for North County, email: [email protected]

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An Honest Conversation about God, Race, and Racial Justice, PART 2
Monday September 28, 7pm at YouTube.com/FloodSanDiego
Jocelyn Watkins, Joi Spencer, PhD, and Pastor Matt Hammett will be responding to YOUR questions! Submit your questions anonymously HERE. We’d love to hear from you! *This event will include an optional 15-minute “after-party” on Zoom immediately following the livestream. RSVP HERE for the After-Party Zoom link.
Want to watch PART 1? Catch up HERE.

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FPU Class and Finance Workshop
Workshop: Monday, November 16th, 7pm online
9-week Class: Beginning early 2021

Join Paul and Stephanie Andrews for a workshop on Biblical Personal Finance on Monday, November 16th. In early 2021, Paul and Stephanie will also facilitate Financial Peace University, a 9-week class designed to help you get out of debt, manage your money wisely, and much more. RSVP for the workshop, the class, or send any questions to [email protected]

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Have a Need, Meet a Need
If you HAVE a need, or can FULFILL a need for someone in our church family, please let us know! Email our Community Engagement Pastor, [email protected], to learn more.

Zoom Rooms – Sundays following each gathering
We miss seeing you! Join us on Zoom after each gathering to connect and say hello. Whether you’re new to Flood or want to connect with us and other Floodsters, these quick 10-minute virtual patios are for you! Join us at
DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Zoom every Sunday!

Ways to Learn and Grow
We know that many of you are seeking ways to listen, learn and grow in this season. As a church community, we believe the gospel is good news that tears down walls and builds bridges. Our faith in Jesus leads us to intentionally build bridges across ethnic, cultural, economic, and gender barriers. There is more work to do, and we have not arrived, but as disciples of Jesus we have and will continue to learn and work against any and all forms of racism, racial injustice and violence, in Jesus’ name. Click HERE for a list of resources and ways you can grow and
learn with us.

Anxiety Resources Page
We have created a webpage with resources on how to understand and reduce anxiety. Find those workshops, podcasts, and more at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Anxiety

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Questions about these opportunities, or want to connect with us? Email us at [email protected].

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Small Group Gatherings

As we continue to monitor state and county health guidelines, we have updated our small group gathering recommendations. We recognize this will be a process as we navigate with wisdom and discernment, and have created a helpful resource to help navigate a safe and healthy small group gathering.

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Online Groups

Flood groups will continue to meet weekly online via Zoom (video conferencing) during this “shelter at home” season. We have groups of all types and sizes that share life, reflect on Scripture, pray, and encourage one another to serve in Jesus’ name.

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HOME Campaign

We are in the midst of a 3 year campaign to raise $6 million for a permanent church home for our San Diego Campus & ministries that support both campuses. Currently, our total received is: $2,737,387.65. Total Pledged Remaining to be Fulfilled: $843,053.97

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