At The Movies – Part 1: Making a Difference Through Relationships

At The Movies – Part 1: Making a Difference Through Relationships

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Making a Difference Through Relationships
At The Movies – Part 1
June 19-20, 2021
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Love

“Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other.”
1 John 4:11 (p.943)

“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (p.811)

  • I Make A Difference One Relationship At A Time.
  1. With God.

”For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 (p.896)

  1. With others.

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (p.907)

”Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 (p.506)

My Next Step This Week: ______ I will invest time each day encouraging __________________.


Discussion/Groups Guide from the Weekend TalkFrom the Weekend Talk of June 19-20, 2021
At The Movies – Part 1: Making a Difference Through Relationships

Use this guide to discuss the Weekend Talk with your family or friends.

When Lif­e Groups are in session they use questions like these to go deeper into what we talked about on the weekend. Find out more about Groups (in person and online) at alivechurch.com/groups.

Conversation Starters

  • What was your favorite movie clip that Jeff showed in the Talk?Had you ever seen Nacho Libre?
    • Quick, name three people who have been important in your life.
      • What makes them important?
      • How long were they (or have they been) in your life?
    • Who has encouraged you?
    • Who have you encouraged lately?
      • What did you do or say that was encouraging?

Qui­­ck Review

Looking back at your Talk Notes, was there anything you heard in the service that stood out, challenged, or maybe even confused you?

Discussion Starters from the Weekend Talk

Refer to the Talk Notes and related Bible verses from this Weekend’s Talk Notes.

The key spiritual principle Pastor Jeff Love emphasized this week is:

  • I Make A Difference One Relationship At A Time.
    • Read 1 John 4:11 (p.943)
    • Read John 3:16 (p.811)
      • What is it that sets up our ability to love others?
      • Why is “one at a time” an important principle to grasp?

Jeff challenged us to focus on the only two relationships that really matter, and in this order:

  1. With God.
    • Read Ephesians 2:10 (p.896)
    • What does it mean that you are a “masterpiece?”
    • If more people realized the masterpiece that God made them to be, how do you think it would affect their lives?
  2. With Others.
    • Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (p.907).
    • Read Ecclesiastes 4:9 (p.506).
    • Who needs to be encouraged?
    • Why do you think the Bible specifically tells us to encourage each other?
    • Does encouragement come naturally to you?
    • When have you experienced the Ecclesiastes 4:9 principle of “two are better off than one?”

My Next Step This Week:

______ I will invest time each day encouraging ___________________.

  • Why did you list this person?
    • What specific action will you take to give that encouragement?

Use the link on the app or go to your Connection Card at www.alivechurch.com/card to indicate you are taking this Next Step so that we can pray for you.

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