Fall 2022 Faith – Fellowship – Fruitfulness by Pastor Scott
Discipleship involves intentional active steps of faith on a path towards spiritual maturity.
To fully follow Christ as His disciples requires growth, movement & relational commitments.
Unfortunately, the movement in our society is pulling away from faith communities rather than progressing forward in faith:
In one survey, Pew Research discovered that those identifying as religiously unaffiliated questioned the rationality of many religious teachings and the existence of God. These findings reveal the chasm separating the religiously unaffiliated and the Christian community grows wider and deeper by the year. Regrettably, secular people are rapidly distancing themselves from the church as they continue to reject the Christian faith’s fundamental doctrines and practices.
How can the church bridge this growing divide with people far from God?
One simple strategy is to invite people far from God into a community where they can openly discuss matters of the Christian faith.”
This fall at LivingWaters church you will have opportunities to take new steps of faith in your journey with Jesus and to invite others to join you as you seek to follow in His footsteps.
Grow in your faith in Christ – studying God’s Word
*Systematic Theology study: “Knowing God” with teaching elder, Gene Dahmes; current doctrinal topic is Ecclesiology – the study of the Church
*Village Schools of the Bible: “Wisdom and Folly of Solomon” (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon & 1 Kings 1-11) with Dr. John Mayer -register at: https://villageschoolsofthebible.org/classes/other-fall-classes
Both of these studies will take place Tuesday evenings at LW at 6:30PM starting September 13
*ROMANS – the Gospel of Righteousness – unapologetic apologetics with Pastor Scott
A practical and rational defense of the truth of the Christian Gospel
This Sunday morning sermon series will start on September 18, a verse by verse expository teaching on Sundays with practical follow up discussions on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday nights of the month.
Build your faith community – strengthening God’s people
Join a small group Bible Study, Fellowship or Ministry Team
Start a covenant accountability group
*Contact Pastor Rob or Scott if you are interested in joining or leading a small group ministry*
“Nearly 26 million Americans reduced or stopped their interaction with scripture in the past year.”
(State of the Bible USA 2022) The time is now for us to the proclaim and share God’s Word!
Share your faith consistently – sharing God’s gifts
Let us learn how to share God’s love consistently in word, action and truth (1 John 3:18)
*How are we living out what we say that we believe?
*How has God gifted you to serve His church and others?
*How will you participate in the Great Commission of Jesus to “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”(Matthew 28:19-20).
Essentials for disciples of Jesus Christ:
1) Great Command to love God & love others
2) Great Commission to make disciples
3) Great Community devoted to “teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread & prayer” Acts 2:42
“Let us stop going over the basic teachings about Christ again and again.
Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding.” Hebrews 6:1 (NLT)
By God’s grace & for God’s glory,