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February 11, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Fear to Faith

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:35-41

Today: What do you fear?

Make room!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What were my greatest fears as a child?  Did they help me or hurt me?
  2. How did growing up bring perspective to those fears?  In what ways?
  3. How is Jesus’ response to his disciples out of place? Or is it out of place?
  4. What are my greatest fears today?  How does faith factor in?
  5. How can the “fear of God” eliminate or bring perspective to our fears?

Today: Football Sunday!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, and yourself.

  1. What does it mean for someone to seek Christ? Am I seeking Christ?
  2. What does it mean for someone to truly surrender to God? Have I?
  3. What does it mean for someone to serve the needs of others? Do I?
  4. Where do I need to surrender to God? How does this impact others?
  5. Who in my life is seeking or searching for God? How can I help?

January 28, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Starting Small

What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Mark 4:30-34

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What area of my life started small and grew into something amazing?
  2. Where do you see God’s Kingdom expanding in your life right now?
  3. What are the positive benefits of God’s Kingdom in society?
  4. Where are opportunities for God’s Kingdom to grow in our society?
  5. How do I fit into God’s Kingdom?  What is my purpose? My next steps?

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="2008246" img_size="full"][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_column_text] Child Dedication is a tradition that we take from the Old Testament example of Hannah (1 Samuel 1) when God answered her prayers by giving her a son named Samuel after she had prayed for many years to have a child. In response to her love for God and sincere gratefulness to Him, she "gave Samuel back to God" desiring that...

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January 21, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Growth

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:26-29

Today: 

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What are the three biggest areas I would like to see growth in 2018?
  2. Where do I need to become more consistent in the growth I desire?
  3. Where do I need to be more patient with myself in the growth I desire?
  4. How does God’s timing play into the growth cycle for my areas?
  5. How can I implement more “input” goals rather than focus on results?

January 14, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Light

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:21-25

Today: What are the major influences of our lives?

Jesus shines THROUGH us by shining IN us first. Turn the lights on!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. How would the world be different if there was no light?
  2. What is light in this parable? How does the light shine into our lives?
  3. How do we unintentionally or intentionally hide the light in our lives?
  4. What happens if we don’t make Jesus’ teaching prominent in our lives?
  5. How can we give Jesus’ teaching a platform in our lives for influence?

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]Thank you for considering being a part of the Grow Group Leadership Team. Our hope is that Newport Mesa Church grows larger and smaller at the same time. We believe that in Grow Groups people will find community, connection, support, care, spiritual growth, and deep friendships. We hope you will help us provide this to our communities and we commit to equipping you with...

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[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Need some time away from the kids to catch up with a friend? Is it time for you and your spouse to go on a date? [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_column_text] Our Family Ministry will provide age appropriate programs for your children at a minimal cost. Enjoy your evening without having to worry about your kids. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_column_text] When: April 20, 2018 | 5:30-8:30 pm [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="20"][vc_column_text] Ages: Infants - 4th grade Cost: $12 for one child,...

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January 7, 2018 |Jesus Changes Everything | Good Soil

Mark: What is Jesus changing in and through you?

Text: Mark 4:1-20

Today: What threatens our relationship with God?

Make room!

TALK ABOUT IT: Questions to process with family, friends, & yourself.

  1. What is the Word? Why do you think Jesus compares it to seed?
  2. Which threat do you relate to in your relationship with Jesus the most? 
  3. How can you make room to give God’s Word space to work in your life?
  4. What does “applying” God’s Word mean? How does it help us grow?
  5. Why are soil conditions a matter of lifelong evaluation & recalibration?

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting The New Year provides a natural place in our yearly cycle to reevaluate and listen to what God would want to do in our lives this coming year. This is needed not only for our individual lives but also as a church. We chose 21 days because that is the length of days Daniel fasted for spiritual breakthrough in Daniel...

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