HOMECHURCH GUIDE


Sanctuary Church

GOD IS FOR YOU

May 17 – New Normal series | Andrew Mook

WELCOME

Before you begin check on our online homechurch rules (suggestions) for engagement.


UPWARD

Be with Jesus through the Word

MAIN IDEA
God is with us. Why? Because God is for us. Which is good news, because we need him.

CONTEXT:

The Israelites – a people who were chosen by God to be a blessing to the world – where God’s rescue operation of renewing all things would start – have been rescued from slavery in Egypt. They have been given the law. God is dwelling with them. Now they are ready to move into the unknown.

NUMBERS 6:22-27

22 The Lord said to Moses, 23 “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them:
24 ‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’
27 So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”

What questions and connections arise from your group study?

How does this blessing feel, what do arises in your heart as you read it and apply it to your life right now?

How could this awareness change your experience of the present, and your thoughts about both the future and the past?


INWARD

Become like Jesus

Recognizing our need for God can begin with the practice of confession or “admitting” as Andrew talked about in the message.

Romans 8
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

What are some spiritual practices you could begin to help you internalize the truth in Romans 8?

Visit OURPATH.CHURCH
to view a library of spiritual practices, as well as some practices we’d like to suggest ALL of us try during this season.


OUTWARD

Do What Jesus Did

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  • How does this discussion impact your personal mission or calling this week?
  • What does it look like to love your neighbor this week? Who do you need to call, check in on, etc?

FEED THE HELPERS
With help from a generous donor, we have the opportunity to deliver 4-course meals from Providence restaurant Pot au Feu to helpers of all kinds – frontline workers, teachers, parents with kids at home – or to anyone who has been significantly impacted and could use this blessing. But we need your help to deliver!We’re looking for a couple dozen people to pick up meals from Pot au Feu on Custom House Rd in Providence at 4:30pm on Tues Thur , and Sat – If you are a frontline worker or you know someone who could use this blessing, fill out the form at bit.ly/feedthehelpers
– If you can help deliver meals, fill out the form at bit.ly/feedthehelpers-deliver

 


WITHWARD

Following Jesus Together

Close your homechurch gathering with a time of corporate prayer, or use breakout rooms to pray for one another in smaller groups.

Invite people to share prayer requests and/or needs, and spend time praying for one another


ANNOUNCEMENTS

SUNDAY COFFEE HOUR

Following your congregation’s broadcast we are encouraging everyone to join our online coffee hour, if only for a few minutes. We’d love to see as many faces as we can and share some upcoming news! East Side: 11am broadcast | Central 9:30am broadcast.

 SANCTUARY TALENT SHOW

Send us your best talent show acts! Submit a 3-minute video with your best family-friendly talent to hello@sanctuaryri.org with “TALENT” in the subject line. Deadline is THIS FRIDAY.

 

ALPHA – BEGINS SOON ON WEDNESDAYS / 7:30-8:30

Alpha is an 8-week course designed to explore spiritual questions and facilitate open conversation. Guests can ask any questions and discuss opinions freely with others. All are welcome.  

Wednesdays. One hour. Who could you invite?

Click HERE to sign up.

 

STAY UP TO DATE WITH SANCTUARY

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MIDDAY PRAYER + CONNECT

Join us as we come to pray the hours, and for our community.