Passing​ ​up​ ​the​ ​Promotion Prevail

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church November​ ​4-5,​ ​2017

Message​ ​Study​ ​Guide (Scriptures​ ​&​ ​quotes​ ​from​ ​this​ ​week’s​ ​message​ ​are​ ​available​ ​on​ ​thorncreek.church/live) Warming​ ​up 1. At​ ​what​ ​point​ ​does​ ​a​ ​church...become​ ​something​ ​MORE​ ​than​ ​just​ ​another​ ​church? 2. What​ ​makes​ ​our​ ​church​ ​unique?​ ​Why​ ​do​ ​you​ ​keep​ ​coming​ ​back? Digging​ ​Deeper​ ​&​ ​Application Take​ ​your​ ​time​ ​reading​ ​the​ ​scripture​ ​given.​ ​If​ ​possible​ ​look​ ​up​ ​the​ ​verses​ ​in​ ​different​ ​versions​ ​and pause​ ​at​ ​each​ ​verse​ ​and​ ​discuss​ ​it. 2. Read​ ​John​ ​6:1-14 a. This​ ​is​ ​an​ ​amazing​ ​miracle.​ ​How​ ​do​ ​you​ ​think​ ​the​ ​people​ ​viewed​ ​Christ​ ​after​ ​this miracle?

b. What​ ​did​ ​they​ ​want​ ​to​ ​do​ ​with​ ​Jesus? c. Which​ ​situations​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life​ ​do​ ​you​ ​struggle​ ​with​ ​trusting​ ​God?

3. Read​ ​John​ ​6:15-21 a. How​ ​is​ ​this​ ​scripture​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Feeding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​5,000? b. What​ ​was​ ​the​ ​crowd’s​ ​intention? c. What​ ​was​ ​Jesus’​ ​reaction​ ​to​ ​the​ ​crowd’s​ ​intention? d. Why​ ​was​ ​Jesus​ ​not​ ​with​ ​the​ ​disciples? e. How​ ​has​ ​God​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​you? 4. Read​ ​6:22-51 a. How​ ​does​ ​this​ ​story​ ​compare​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Feeding​ ​of​ ​the​ ​5,000? b. What​ ​did​ ​Jesus​ ​want​ ​the​ ​crowd​ ​to​ ​understand? 1​​ ​-​ ​#TCPrevail

Passing​ ​up​ ​the​ ​Promotion Prevail

​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church November​ ​4-5,​ ​2017

c. What​ ​was​ ​the​ ​core​ ​truth​ ​in​ ​His​ ​teaching? d. How​ ​do​ ​you​ ​think​ ​people​ ​took​ ​this​ ​teaching? e. What​ ​fears​ ​has​ ​Jesus​ ​calmed​ ​in​ ​your​ ​life? 5. Read​ ​John​ ​6:52-66 a. What​ ​were​ ​people​ ​struggling​ ​with? b. What​ ​contrast​ ​does​ ​Jesus​ ​make​ ​between​ ​manna​ ​and​ ​the​ ​bread​ ​of​ ​life? c. What​ ​things​ ​do​ ​we​ ​seek​ ​from​ ​Jesus? 6. (Willow​ ​Creek​ ​Community​ ​Church​ ​did​ ​a​ ​study​ ​in​ ​the​ ​summer​ ​of​ ​2007.​ ​They​ ​studied​ ​280,000 in-depth​ ​responses​ ​from​ ​congregants​ ​in​ ​1,200​ ​churches​ ​across​ ​a​ ​wide​ ​variety​ ​of denominations.​ ​The​ ​reason​ ​why​ ​people​ ​stayed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​church…​ ​In​ ​fact,​ ​the​ ​research​ ​found​ ​very little​ ​correlation​ ​between​ ​church​ ​activity​ ​and​ ​spiritual​ ​growth.​ ​The​ ​ONE​ ​THING​ ​that​ ​moves us​ ​along​ ​the​ ​continuum​ ​towards​ ​maturity​ ​is​ ​our​ ​relationship​ ​with​ ​Christ.)​ ​Based​ ​on​ ​Willow Creek’s​ ​Study,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​correlation​ ​between​ ​your​ ​personal​ ​relationship​ ​with​ ​Jesus​ ​Christ​ ​and your​ ​satisfaction​ ​of​ ​the​ ​local​ ​church,​ ​what​ ​would​ ​you​ ​say​ ​about​ ​yourself?

Application Below​ ​is​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church’s​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​core​ ​values.​ ​Discuss​ ​how​ ​you​ ​see​ ​them​ ​displayed or​ ​how​ ​you​ ​have​ ​experienced​ ​each​ ​one​ ​of​ ​them. ● ● ●

At​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​loving​ ​on​ ​each​ ​other.​ ​We​ ​value​ ​unconditional love! At​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church,​ ​we​ ​want​ ​people​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​themselves​ ​here​ ​so​ ​they​ ​have​ ​to come​ ​back.​ ​We​ ​value​ ​authentic​ ​relationships. Our​ ​desire​ ​at​ ​ThornCreek​ ​Church,​ ​if​ ​for​ ​people​ ​to​ ​worship​ ​God​ ​and​ ​to​ ​have​ ​an​ ​encounter with​ ​God.​ ​We​ ​value​ ​personal​ ​transformation!

Stay​ ​up​ ​to​ ​date​ ​on​ ​everything​ ​happening​ ​with​ ​our​ ​Prevail​ ​Campaign​ ​at​ t​ horncreek.church/prevail 2​​ ​-​ ​#TCPrevail

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Nov 5, 2017 - b. What was the crowd's intention? c. What was Jesus' reaction to the crowd's intention? d. Why was Jesus not with the disciples? e. How has God provided for you? 4. Read 6:22-51 a. How does this story compare to the Feeding of the 5,000? b. What did Jesus want the crowd to understand? 1 - #TCPrevail ...

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