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.
October 18, 2020
YOU ARE THE TREASURE
1. Ephesians 4:24: put on new nature, created to be like God
2. God searches for lost sheep: Mt. 18:12-14….. Destiny Rescue
3. Why God search for us so much? Today’s face lift
The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it.
The common understanding of Jesus’ teaching is that the treasure and the pearl represent God. But in this parable Jesus says that the merchant is out searching for the pearl. What if, instead of God being the treasure and the pearl, it was you and I who took on the role?
We become the buried treasure that is found, the pearl of great price, and God gives up all he has to buy us. LET THAT SINK IN. We are great treasures to God. We are priceless in God’s eyes. And God will give anything to have us.
Jesus is the evidence of this truth. “For God so loved the world he gave….”
And I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me.
The Father loves us as much as he loves Jesus. You are God’s treasure and he’ll do anything to purchase your heart.
It stands to reason that if I am God’s treasure, than others are as well.
Imagine for a moment what life could be like if we simply saw each person as the treasure of God. And imagine if we were committed to demonstrating to everyone that they are God’s treasure. How would life be different for you? In your relationships? In your politics? In your church?
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 times of the month 6:00p-8:00p. For more info. on this Spirit Café, contact Dannie Glidden.
— WayneLeb meets various times of the month in Lebanon, originally started in Waynesville. 6:30p-8:30p. For more info. on this Spirit Café, contact Russ Jacox.
— Christian Marriage Group is looking to start meeting again, contact Kelly & Brett Stouffer for more info.