“You Can't Do This Alone”Categories: Friday First
Today, Americans belong to fewer organizations that meet, know their neighbors less, meet with friends less regularly, and even socialize with their families less often. In the early 1970’s nearly 70% of adults in America were members of a church or synagogue. Today, just 55% are. Only 50% of Americans today say religion is very important in their life. In 2018, 20% of the country identified their religion as “none.” That category has risen 12% since 2000.
What do all these trends mean?
We are in the midst of cultural upheaval. All of which makes it easy for us to relegate the spiritual to a small compartment of life, and not include godly people in our life as much as we used to.
During February, we have been talking about building a spiritual life plan. We’ll be concluding that series this Sunday. We’ll do that by reminding ourselves that a person can’t succeed very well at Christianity alone. There is no self-made Christian. Where would you be today if it were not for other Christians who have encouraged you along the way?
On Sunday we’ll discuss:
- The myth of the self-made Christian
- Choosing the right people
- A Biblical example of sharing and encouragement
As you prepare for worship on Sunday, consider these questions:
- What does Ecclesiastes 4.9-10 mean to you?
- Who are some of the people in your life who have helped you become the Christian you are today?
- How can godly people help us learn how to grow?
- Why is it important to have others in our life who can hold us accountable?
- What are some things we can learn about sharing and encouragement from Paul & Silas in Acts 16.16-30?
Song Leader: Jason Schofield
Scripture Reading: Jason Pratt (Hebrews 10.24-25)