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.
WHEN GOD MOVES IN
“Today I appoint you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. Some you must uproot and tear down, destroy and overthrow. Others you must build up and plant.” Jeremiah 1:10
“I will watch over and care for them, and I will bring them back here again. I will build them up, and not tear them down; I will plant them, and not uproot them up.” Jeremiah 24:6
“I will find joy doing good for them” Jeremiah 32:41
“In the past I deliberately uprooted and tore down this nation. I overthrew it, destroyed it, and brought disaster upon it. But in the future I will just as deliberately plant it and build it up. I the Lord have spoken. ” Jeremiah 31:28
“The day is coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and Judah. This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved the as a husband loves his wife, says the Lord. But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be my people. And they will not need to teach their neighbors nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, You should Know the Lord.’ For everyone from the least to the greatest, will know me already, says the Lord. And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
“But it was the Lord’s good plan to crush Him and cause Him grief. Yet when his life is made an offering for sin, he will have many descendants. He will enjoy a long life, and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands.” Isaiah 53:10
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
“[You will be] like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8
Close your Spirit Cafe with prayer requests, praises, and encouragement to continue to move forward in our spiritual journey.
Current running Spirit Cafés:
— 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 7p. Meet at Tammy Jenning’s in Monroe. For more info. on the Women’s Ministry Spirit Café, contact Tammy Jennings.
— Every 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month at 6:30pm. Meet at Terri Greer’s in Waynesville. For more info. contact Terri Greer.
— 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.