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Today's Passage and Notes - August 9, 2020

Galatians 5:13-25
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in LOVE. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” 15 If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other.
16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
22 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. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Even if we are not feeling the FRUIT, we can still step into it.

How do we step into the FRUIT of God’s Spirit when it doesn’t feel ripe?

Matt. 5:46-48
46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

1. Step into the ways God is sweet on you.
Gal. 5:22-23. But the Fruit of God’s Spirit…

Outline of the Letter to Galatians:

This Gospel of the Crucified Messiah (Gal. 1-2).
Gal. 2:20-21. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. 21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!

The Gospel of Jesus Creates a new Multi-ethnic Covenant Family of God on the basis of Faith. (Gal. 3-4)
Gal. 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile (race), neither slave nor free (class), nor is there male and female (gender), for you are all one in Christ Jesus. The implications are to stand with others in Christ and stand for Christ in divided world while at the same time like Christ standing for a world that so desperately needs him. That’s hard… Yeah it is…

We are Transformed by the Holy Spirit (Gal. 5-6)

2. Step out of sin that is rotting your life (and the life of others).
Gal. 5:13, 15, 19-21, Gal. 5:26.

Gal. 5:19-21, 26
19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God. … . 26 Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

Gal. 5:13:
13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in LOVE.

3. Pray about what will be the fruit of your life and dig In.
Gal. 5:14, 6:8-10.

Gal. 6:8-10
8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. 9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. 10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Next Steps
1. Confess your sin with those who love loving you.
2. Consider your legacy.
3. Come to the workshop we’re hosting tomorrow: “Navigating Change + Uncertainty”
with Alair Olson, LMFT + Derek Olson, Ph.D.
Monday, August 10th, 7pm Livestream with Live Q&A at diveintoflood.com/live

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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.

Flood Anti-Human Trafficking: Meet a Need Opportunities
The Flood Anti-Human Trafficking Group partners with GenerateHope.org to care for survivors of sex trafficking. Generate Hope needs volunteers, including mentorship and teachers for parenting lessons and behavioral nutrition classes. For more info, contact Laura: [email protected]

Parenting Workshop Sunday Slide

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

Flood Youth
Hang out with Pastor Mookie, Josiah, and all your friends every Thursday at 6:30pm. Email [email protected] for more info, or check out their page HERE their IG @floodyouth and their 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].

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!


Summer at Flood
Stay connected to Flood all summer long!
Download and print our summer events calendar HERE

NC Surf & Scripture Slide

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]

Running group

Running Group
Sundays, August 23, Sept 13, 27, 7:15am, Liberty Station
Run or walk! All levels welcome. For meeting place, contact Mike and Tracy at [email protected]

NC Connecting Point

North County Connecting Point
Sundays August 16 & 30, 8am, Moonlight Beach
Flood North County, join us for fellowship before our online gathering. Bring a towel, your coffee and wear a mask! Questions, email [email protected]

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Beach Baptisms
Wednesday, August 19, 5:30pm, Mission Bay
Express your faith in Christ through baptism! To learn more, visit DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Baptism
Questions, email: [email protected]


Flood Group Leader Training
Sundays, August 23, and August 30, 11am, via Zoom
Join our 2-week Group Training and utilize your gifts so that more people can participate in faith, community, and action with Flood Groups! Contact: [email protected]

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Workshop: Healthy Dating + Breakups
Monday, August 24th 7pm at DIVEintoFLOOD.com/Live
How can we, as followers of Christ, navigate dating and break-ups in a healthy way? Join speaker, Krysti Wilkinson, for this livestream event with Q&A. Questions, email [email protected]

Park & Pray-Slide

Back to School Park & Pray
Thursday, August 27th, at Flood Church Offices
We want to celebrate and commission all of our students and educators as they kick off a new school year! Students, educators, staff, & faculty will receive a “Back To School Survival Kit” and prayer for the upcoming year. This will be a “stay in your vehicle” event, with social distancing and masks encouraged. Everyone is invited to participate! Learn more and RSVP HERE

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


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

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All we do is only possible with your generous financial support. Generosity is one of our top values as a church community. We believe it tangibly expresses the heart of God to others and is an essential practice for followers of Jesus. Click the link here to support what God is doing in and through Flood. You can choose to make a one-time donation or setup a recurring monthly gift online.


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: $2,672,235.57. Total Pledged Remaining to be Fulfilled: $886,822.54

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