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This is the sermon PG preached last June 21, 2009. In this sermon she explained why do we need to join small groups. Truly being part of a small group is the best way to know more about God, …

This is the sermon PG preached last June 21, 2009. In this sermon she explained why do we need to join small groups. Truly being part of a small group is the best way to know more about God, relationships, outreach and wisdom. To listen to the sermon, go to the sermon page of our website. www.rlccphil.co.cc

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  • 1.  
  • 2. FOUR BIBLICAL REASONS
    • You need to join a small group because it’s the only way to experience…
    The Reality of G OD
  • 3. Ephesians 3:14-21
    • 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge -- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
  • 4. Ephesians 3:14-21
    • 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
  • 5.  
  • 6. FOUR BIBLICAL REASONS
    • You need to join a small group because it’s the only way to experience…
    The Authenticity of R elationships
  • 7. Romans 12:10-13
    • 10 Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality.
  • 8. Acts 2:42-47
    • 42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles.
  • 9. Acts 2:42-47
    • 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need.
  • 10. Acts 2:42-47
    • 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
  • 11.  
  • 12. FOUR BIBLICAL REASONS
    • You need to join a small group because it’s the only way to experience…
    The Power of O utreach
  • 13. John 13:34-35
    • 34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."
  • 14. John 17:20-23
    • 20 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one: 23 I in them and you in me. May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
  • 15.  
  • 16. FOUR BIBLICAL REASONS
    • You need to join a small group because it’s the only way to experience…
    The Practicality of W isdom
  • 17. Hebrews 12:1-3
    • 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. 2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
  • 18. Hebrews 10:24-25
    • 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. 25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
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