There is a specific instance in the Bible where someone is told that the ground they were standing on was holy: Moses in Exodus 3. The ground itself was not holy, the holiness came from the presence of God. This is a reminder to all of us that as the Holy Spirit guides us, every step we take, every ground we find ourselves standing on, is holy ground. Through this series, we want to learn how our life and heart are holy ground as the Holy Spirit leads. 

Week 8

May 30, 2021  l  Guest Speaker: Ellie Kay

Week 7

May 23, 2021  l  Pastor Jeremy

Week 7 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

"The man who had received five talents approached, presented five more talents, and said, ‘Master, you gave me five talents. See, I’ve earned five more talents.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You were faithful over a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Share your master’s joy.’"
Matthew 25: 20-21 (CSB)

1. How does the thought that “God owns it all” change your perspective on finances and possessions?
 
2. God has called you to “manage” His resources in your life. What’s practical way you can manage His resources better (i.e. create a budget, save intentionally, put spending limits, etc)?
 
3. The one talent manager lived in fear with his resources by burying his talent in the sand. Do you manage your resources the same way?
 
4. We saw three simple ways to avoid being the one talent manager by sharing generously, saving wisely, and spending intentionally. What action is the most challenging for you? What is one step you can take this week to include these actions in your finances this week?
 

Week 6

May 16, 2021  l  Pastor Jeremy

Week 6 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

"The person who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence indeed is the Lord, is blessed. He will be like a tree planted by water: it sends its roots out toward a stream, it doesn’t fear when heat comes, and its foliage remains green. It will not worry in a year of drought or cease producing fruit. The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and incurable — who can understand it? I, the Lord, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve."
Jeremiah 17:7-10 (CSB)

1. If emotions are to be our gauge and not our guide, are there any moments where you’ve been surprised at an emotional outburst?

2. Have you ever heard someone tell you to “follow your heart?” Do you think that’s good or bad advice? Based on the translation comparison, why do you think God describes our heart as deceitful, dark, dishonest, and devious?

3. Have you ever thought your emotions don’t matter? Why? What action can you take to own your emotions and not just rent them? 

Week 5

May 9, 2021  l  Pastor Ken

Week 4

May 2, 2021  l  Pastor Jeremy

Week 4 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

1. What is the longest time you have ever had to wait on God’s answer to your prayer or His fulfilling of a promise in your life? David had to wait about 14 years to become king!

2. When you look back at a time of significant waiting on God, what is one lesson that you learned from that time?

3. David could have killed Saul to accelerate his timeline of becoming king, but he refused. Have you ever tried to accelerate God’s pace in your life? How did it work out?

Take a moment and bring your waiting to God. Remember to trust His plan and find His purpose. And don’t forget to serve someone this week!

Book Recommendation: A Tale of Three Kings by Gene Edwards (https://www.amazon.com/Tale-three-Kings-Study-Brokenness/dp/0842369082/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=a+tale+of+three+kings&qid=1620415495&sr=8-1) 

Week 3

April 25, 2021  l  Pastor Ken

Week 2

April 18, 2021  l  Pastor Jim

Week 1

April 11, 2021  l  Pastor Jeremy

Week 1 Bonus Content & Reflection Questions

"When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called out to him from the bush, "Moses, Moses!" "Here I am," he answered. "Do not come closer," He said. "Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground."
Exodus 3:4-5

1. Why is understanding God’s presence so important for your life?

2. What is one place that you go to each week that you may have forgotten was holy ground?

3. How can you live differently knowing that God is with you wherever you go?