Sunday, November 22nd

Sunday, November 22nd

Prayer Requests for our Missionaries (the Alvarez family) from this past Sunday

1 - Market Place - connecting with people in the midst of their "problems" and providing help, support, and relief. Various ministries like: Celebrate Recovery.

2 - Camp Program

3 - Compassion ministry to families of children with severe illnesses who come to the capital city for treatment at the Children's Hospital. Providing housing, meals, etc. while they are in the city. 

4 - Esteban, Emily, and particularly their three boys as they seek to blend into a new culture and language. 

Deep Six Study and Daily Devotional

Every preacher's dream is to see the truth he preaches lived out in the lives of those he preaches to and certainly this is as it should be. This dream is rooted in our Heavenly Father's desire that there would never be unlived truth in the lives of His people. Our church is dedicated to the purpose of helping people Live Fully, and one way we do that is to encourage a deeper study of the truth they hear on Sundays throughout the other six days of the week.  Accordingly, each week we provide (1) the Deep Six Study and (2) the Daily Devotional.

(1) Deep Six Study - accessed via "Discussion Notes" button located under the video message on the "Watch" page of the website. Printed copies also available at the Connect Desk in the church lobby. Note: the Deep Six Study is being done by Tom Main and will be posted below.

(2) Daily Devotional - The Devotionals are done by Ken Hart and are available online Monday through Saturday on a daily basis at or the "Daily Devotional" button at the bottom of the "Home" page. The devotions build on and expand from the Sunday message. It is our desire, our hope, and our prayer for this devotional section to be a useful Spiritual Life tool that our church family can benefit from throughout the year. Each day's devotional will typically consist of Scripture connected with the message, a commentary, and a prayer response. We trust the Daily Devotional will assist you as you seek to live out the truth of God's word on a daily basis.

November 22nd, 2015

The World…Our Neighbor


Opening (1 Timothy 6:17-18)

 Our Missions Emphasis wraps up this weekend with a “weekend of generosity” – food for the
food bank, gifts for Operation Christmas Child, and our commitment to support the work of our
missions partners, locally and around the world.

 Generous people find more joy in giving than in getting. The richest people – those who feelmost blessed – are those who have learned to live generously.

Guest’s Remarks (Esteban Alvarez, Missionary to Uruguay)

 Called back to Uruguay to serve a generally affluent but spiritually poor (secular/socialist)
society that is desperately in need of the message of hope found in the Gospel.

 Ministry plan includes planting churches, running a youth camp, a Celebrate Recovery program,
and starting a lodging house near the hospital for families with children battling cancer.

Pastor’s Message – (Philippians 2:3-5)

 Paul (the former “terrorist”) calls those of us who are in Christ to put others first – as Jesus did.
Our humility should prevent us from selfishness and self-centeredness.

1. Treat Others as “Better”

 We’re called to treat others as better than ourselves, not necessarily because they are better,
but because we humble ourselves and make the conscious decision to treat them that way.

 This isn’t self-deprecation or false humility, it’s simply a choice to follow Jesus’ example of
putting others first by serving and giving – no matter the cost.

2. Better Than “The Golden Rule”

 Jesus taught “The Golden Rule” (Matthew 7:12), but lived “The Platinum Rule” – treat others
even better than you would want them to treat you – “better than yourselves.”

 When you treat people as better than yourself, they don’t think less of you, they think more of
Jesus. That’s the point of our generosity – glorifying Him by acting like Him, with His “same
attitude” – The Platinum Rule!


Opening – Deuteronomy 15:10-11; Psalms 112: 4-10; 2 Corinthians 9:11-13
Point #1 – Luke 16:9-14; Romans 12:9-10; 1 Peter 5:5-6
Point #2 – Matthew 7:12; Luke 6:27-36; Galatians 5:13-14


1. Pastor Ben cited statistics that indicate that during the recent recession those Americans with
lower-than-average incomes actually increased their giving to others. How do you explain that?

2. Another statistic cited is that making the average American income ($35,000/year) puts one in the
top 1% of all wage earners in the world. Does that change your perspective on giving? If so, how?

3. In Philippians 2:3, Paul tells us that we shouldn’t “live to make a good impression on others…”
When we’re generous to others, though, that naturally makes a good impression. How should we
handle that conflict? What’s Paul’s point?

4. What does “treating others as better than ourselves” look like on a day-to-day basis? Can you think
of an example of someone treating you (or someone you know) that way recently?

5. How do we ensure that Jesus gets the glory when we follow “The Platinum Rule” (i.e., treating
others better than ourselves)?

6. Has your view of the work of missionaries (and our church’s support of missions) changed at all
during our Missions Emphasis month? If so, what will you do with your new perspective?


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