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Sunday, November 8, 2020 - A Family Discussion




Build Your Kingdom Here

Rend Collective


Come, set Your rule and reign

In our hearts again

Increase in us we pray

Unveil why we're made

Come, set our hearts ablaze with hope

Like wildfire in our very souls

Holy Spirit come invade us now

We are Your church

We need Your power in us


We seek Your kingdom first

We hunger and we thirst

Refuse to waste our lives

For You're our joy and prize

To see the captive hearts released

The hurt, the sick, the poor at peace

We lay down our lives for Heaven's cause


We are Your church

We pray: revive this earth


Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray


Unleash Your kingdoms power

Reaching the near and far

No force of Hell can stop

Your beauty changing hearts

You made us for much more than this

Awake the kingdom seed in us

Fill us with the strength and love of Christ


We are Your church

We are the hope on earth


Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray


Build Your kingdom here

Let the darkness fear

Show Your mighty hand

Heal our streets and land

Set Your church on fire

Win this nation back

Change the atmosphere

Build Your kingdom here

We pray







Build My Life

Pat Barrett


Worthy of every song we could ever sing

Worthy of all the praise we could ever bring

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You, oh, we live for You


Jesus, the name above every other name

Jesus, the only One who could ever save

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You, we live for You


Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You

Open up my eyes in wonder and

Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart

And lead me in Your love to those around me


Jesus, the name above every other name

Jesus, the only One who could ever save

Worthy of every breath we could ever breathe

We live for You, oh, we live for You


Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You

Open up my eyes in wonder and

Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart

And lead me in Your love to those around me


And I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation

And I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken

And I will build my life upon Your love, it is a firm foundation

And I will put my trust in You alone and I will not be shaken...


Holy, there is no one like You, there is none beside You

Open up my eyes in wonder and

Show me who You are and fill me with Your heart

And lead me in Your love to those around me


I will build my life upon Your...

In You alone




Better

Pat Barrett


All the money that the world could hold

Mountains made of solid gold

Riches that could buy my dreams

You are better than all these things


The prettiest face to turn their eyes

Beauty that could hypnotize

The open doors that looks may bring

You are better than all these things


Your love is better than life

You are the well that won't run dry

I have tasted and I have seen

Oh, You are better than all these things


Power that could shake the moon

Most important one in every room

Status matched by only kings

You are better than all these things


Your love is better than life

You are the well that won't run dry

I have tasted and I have seen

You are better than all these things

Oh, Your love is better than life

You are the well that won't run dry

I have tasted and I have seen

You are better than all these things


Being liked and loved by everyone

Approval that outshines the sun

Cheered by all who think of me

You are better than all these things

You are better than all these things


You are better, oh, You're better

I have tasted and I have seen

You are better than all these things

Oh, Your love is better than life

You are the well that never runs dry

I have tasted and I have seen

You are better than all these things

You are better than all these things


Oh, I know You are better than all these things

I know You are better than all these things

I know You are better than all these things

You are better than I can imagine

Better than I can imagine, over, above what I seek

Better than I can imagine, Your love for me

Better than I can imagine, over, above what I seek in life

You are better than all these things

Woah, I know You are better than all these things

Woah, I know You are better than all these things

Better than I can imagine






Sermon

85% churches stagnant or in decline


96 churches closing EVERY WEEK

53,000 quitting church EVERY WEEK




U.S. Population

20% - Churched

20% - Dechurched

60% - Never been churched




QUOTE

In Post-Christian America, lost people do not want your church mug.

  • Timothy Tennet



Luke 14:15-24 NIV

15 When one of those at the table with Him heard this, he said to Jesus, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.”

16 Jesus replied: “A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests. 17 At the time of the banquet he sent his servant to tell those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’

18 “But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said, ‘I have just bought a field, and I must go and see it. Please excuse me.’


19 “Another said, ‘I have just bought five yoke of oxen, and I’m on my way to try them out. Please excuse me.’

20 “Still another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’


21 “The servant came back and reported this to his master. Then the owner of the house became angry and ordered his servant, ‘Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.’


22 “‘Sir,’ the servant said, ‘what you ordered has been done, but there is still room.’


23 “Then the master told his servant, ‘Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full. 24 I tell you, not one of those who were invited will get a taste of my banquet.’”





QUOTE If America has become Post-Christian, then how can the traditional church become a missionary society?

  • Tod Bollinger




Discussion Questions

  1. On a scale from 1 to 10, how shocked are you by these statistics on the church in North America?

  2. On that same scale how willing are you to try doing church differently to reach the 60%, with 1 being "not willing at all," and 10 being "where do I sign up?"







Follow You

Leeland


You live among the least of these:

The weary and the weak.

And it would be a tragedy

For me to turn away.

All my needs You have supplied,

When I was dead You gave me life.

How could I not give it away so freely?


And I'll...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.


Use my hands, use my feet,

To make Your kingdom come.

To the corners of the earth

Until Your work is done.

'Cause faith without works is dead,

And on the cross, Your blood was shed,

So how could we not give it away so freely?


And I'll...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

Oh, meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.


Yeah,

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

Oh, I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God,

I'll follow You into the world.


And I give all myself,

I give all myself,

And I give all myself to You.


Oh, and I give all myself, (I give myself)

Yes I give all myself, (Lord, I give myself)

And I give all myself to You. (I give it all to You)


(Lord I give it all to You)

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken, (All to your name)

I'll follow You into the world. (I'll follow You)

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God, (Poor and needy, God)

I'll follow You into the world.


I will follow...

I'll follow You into the homes of the broken,

I'll follow You into the world.

I'll meet the needs for the poor and the needy, God.

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