Ps 92:13-14 “Those who are planted in the house of the Lord shall FLOURISH in the courts of our God. They shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be FRESH and FLOURISHING”
1. You have gifts you need to develop
Matt. 23:11 “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.
Mess 11 “Do you want to stand out? Then step down. Be a servant.
1 Pet 4:10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
We flourish when we serve.
2. The internet is not a safety net
Rom 12:15 “Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep”
Who is the human face of Christ you turn to when all hell breaks loose in your life?
We flourish when we connect.
3. Sheep do not live alone
Acts 20:28 “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood”
We flourish when we are overseen.
4. God goes to church
1 Cor 14:26 “When you come together, every one of you has a song, a doctrine, a revelation…
The Holy Spirit “shows up” when the church “comes together.”
We flourish when we come together with the church.
5. Your children develop spiritually
In the church setting they learn corporate worship, hear life changing teaching, and develop a weekly Sabbath.
Psalm 34:11 Come, you children, listen to me ;I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
We flourish when our children learn to honor God.