"Saturday Night Alive”

“Saturday Night Alive”                      October 21, 2017

Community- “Common Unity”- It’s All About the Relationships

Last month we learned about our name, H__________ U__________________.   God wants to be my safe ____________ in this life.  He wants to have a close special f___________________ with me and become my Haven.  Universe reflects God’s presence everywhere and His desire for u_______ within our vast diversity.  Haven Universe is a loving, accepting community that welcomes _____ God’s people. 

God created us to live together in c__________________.  We cannot experience all He has for us on our own.  God’s Word (B_________) tells us to do 4 things together in community: 1-fellowship 2-e____   3-p_____  4-l_______  from the Bible (Acts 2:42).  This is what we do at Haven Universe.

Friends love and h______ each other in community.  Putting G_____ first, others next, and ourselves last pleases God and makes my life better.  In community there is: 

  1. L_______ (loving others & being loved as God loves us)  (John 13:34, 1John 4:11-12)
  2. Encouragement and support (h______) (4:10, 1Thes.5:11)
  3. C_____________ (when troubles come) (4:11, 2Cor1:4)

Every person is of equal & great importance to G______.  He loves us all the same.  Our special friendship & l______ for God is the most important thing.  Our l_______ for each other is next. “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another…if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” (1John 4:11-12) (Mark 12:29-30) We can only experience all God has for us in biblical c________________ as one big family.  

Table PrayerRemember that prayer is simply talking & listening to God.  Let’s thank God for our friends here at “SNA” and pray for those friends around our table.  Do you have anything special for us to pray about today?  Let’s talk to God together.  Dear Jesus…

 

CHALLENGE:

Next “SNA” Nov. 18th.  Let’s choose to love & encourage someone this week and pray for them.  Do you have another friend to bring to our next “SNA”?  Ask God who it may be.  Then go and invite your friend!

 

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Just for FUN at Home:

Matching Game-draw a line to the correct answer:

        Prayer                                                      John 13:34                                                   

          Community                                                the actions of biblical community

          “Love God”                                               the 2nd important thing

          Relationship                                             the family of God

          Loving Other People                                 talking & listening to God

          “Love one another…”                                the 1st most important thing

          Love-encourage-help-comfort                 a bond between 2 people

 

Memory Verse:

(John 13:34) JESUS said, “A new command I give you: _________ one another. As I have loved you, so you must _________ one __________.”

 

New Memory Verse:

(1Thes 5:11)  “…encourage one another and build each other up…”

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