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Stand Firm - Week 2

1 Peter 1:13-21 "Keep the long view in mind when the short run is trying to kill you!"
  • 1 Peter 1:13 ESV 13 Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  • (have a mindset in line with God's plans for you)
  • (have a lifestyle that glorifies God)
  • (have perseverance during difficulty and persecution)
  • 1 Peter 1:14 ESV 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance,
  • (live your life differently)
  • 1 Peter 1:15–17 ESV 15 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, 16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” 17 And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one’s deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile,
  • (God is our example)
  • (Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf)
  • 1 Peter 1:18–21 ESV 18 knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.
  • KEEP THE LONG VIEW IN MIND WHEN THE SHORT RUN IS TRYING TO KILL YOU

  • Break It Out:

    1. What is an example of something you anticipated in your future changing the way you lived in the present?

    2. What was your most important takeaway from Sunday's sermon?
  • Talk it Out:

    3. What are 2 or 3 different ways you can respond to pain or suffering in your life that would not betray your hope in Jesus?

    4. How can your response actually bring glory to God?

    5. When we face difficulties, pain, or suffering, why do we fall into being an avoider, a faker or a blamer?

    6. Which is the easiest for you to fall into? Why?

    7. What do you need to begin to practice in your life right here and now instead of waiting for things to come around?

    8. As you face your struggle in the short run, what are 2 or 3 practical ways you can keep your focus on Jesus?

  • Work It Out:

    9. In response to this sermon, what is a strategic step you will take this week?

    10. How can your small group pray for you? Or is there a prayer request you would like to share with our prayer team? (prayer@verdecc.com)
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We consider it an honor and a privilege to help you identify and take your next step here at Verde Community Church. We actually believe there’s a next step for every follower of Jesus, no matter if you’re a new believer or if you’ve been doing this for years. Either way, we’re glad you’re here and want to help you take the next step in your journey!

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KIDS

For an AT HOME ONLINE 3-Week BEST DAY EVER teaching series / resources for kids & families.

Best Day Ever At Home is a three-week series created to do as a family at home. It will help kids learn why Easter is the best day ever and how every day can be the best day ever when they are following Jesus!

Each week includes a family lesson that parents can use at home with both preschool and elementary kids, as well as a preschool video and an elementary video that will show kids how God promised to make a way for us to be friends with Him forever, how Jesus was God’s plan for fulfilling that promise, and how that makes Jesus the best ever!

 

FOR AN AT HOME ONLINE KIDS WORSHIP SERVICE EXPERIENCE

We’re partnering with Life Church to provide an age appropriate 30-minute worship service for kids.  We’re partnering with parents to help lead their children to become fully devoted followers of Christ.

 

Our goal at Verde Kids is for your child to join the fun and experience a world where they meet Jesus on their level!

 

For more information visit Verde Kids.

 

Register now and come join the fun!

 

Want to Volunteer in our Kids Ministry?

We are currently looking for volunteers to help in Verde Kids Ministry. We have a variety of volunteer needs to choose from.

STUDENTS

Middle School Ministry

MSM is an exciting place for 6th-8th graders to be a part of the Verde Community Student Ministry. Wednesday Nights @ 6:30-8:00pm.

High School Ministry

HSM is an exciting place for freshman – senior students to be a part of the Verde Community Student Ministry. Our goal is the same…for you to discover and live out a God-centered life! Sunday Nights @ 6:30-8:00pm.

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