Grow Deep 2 Grow Up- Pastor Matt Moore
Growing up in Christ happens when we listen to God…we go beyond hearing to obedience. In this message Pastor Matt shows us three ways that God speaks to us: Our experiences, others experiences, and through the Word of God. Pastor Matt reminds us that God’s word is the most precise way God speaks. But, he also uses our own experiences to teach us and other’s experiences.
Opening Activity: Have a “stupid human contest” by having group members share times they did something “stupid” and learned a very important lesson. Have some kind of prize for the winner- a candy bar works great. Have fun with this and get them laughing.
After you’ve finished say something like, “It is amazing how difficult it can be for us to learn lessons. Usually when we have to learn from our own experiences, there is a great deal of pain or embarrassment involved. That’s why it’s probably better to learn from others’ experiences. But the best source of learning is from the experiences of those who walked and talked with Jesus- the writers of the New Testament books. In those situations we are not only learning from their experiences, but also from the Holy Spirit who used their experiences to teach us all TRUTH.