A SPIRIT CAFÉ DISCUSSION GUIDE
1. Welcome and introduce newcomers to the café
2. Open with a prayer for God’s guidance and presence
3. Ask everyone if they heard Sunday’s message.
Feb. 9, 2020
THE FAITH: The Church as God’s Bank
The Church: Building. Body. Bride. Hospital. Bank.
God keeps depositing His Grace, Presence, Truth and Power into His Church. We can open an account, make withdrawals, invest what we withdrawal, and make deposits into each others accounts. Each of us is investing our lives in something. We spend them doing something. The sum total of how we spend our days amounts to the investment of our lives.
2 Timothy 1:12-14
1:12—I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that day what has been entrusted to me.
Until that day….the day of judgment, when all accounts will be squared away before God. That day is coming.
Has been entrusted to me….The work of God needs to be protected, passed on, developed, kept safe and in tact. This is an act of trust.
“Fast Eddie’s Bank.” Entrusting our life with Jesus Christ
1:13-14 Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. By the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, guard the good deposit entrusted to you.
A Vision for our Future
Each Cobblestoner is asked to support the work of God in 4 ways:
- By your presence
- By your prayers
- By your financial gifts
- By your service
Close your Spirit Cafe with prayer requests, praises, and encouragement to continue to move forward in our spiritual journey.
Current running Spirit Cafés:
— From Sept. thru May, 2nd and 4th Thursdays 6:30p. Meet at Greg Truesdell’s in Lebanon. For more info. on the Men’s Ministry Spirit Café, contact Brent Jividen.
— Believers meet on various Mondays & Tuesdays 6:00p-8:00p. For more info. on this Spirit Café, contact Dannie Glidden.