This week, we’ll have the VBS kids singing a couple of their songs from the week during second service. The songs we’ll all sing together in worship are on the playlist!
- Open Up the Heavens (Vertical Church Band)
- Victory in Jesus (Travis Cottrell)
- Broken Vessels (Hillsong)
- Mercy Tree (Charles Billingsley)
July 15-19 Bible Readings:
Next Week’s Bible Reading July 20-27
Title: Celebrate God’s Call – to Produce
Texts: Col. 3:17; Deut. 8:18; Col. 3:23; 2 Thess. 3:10; Acts 20:35; Eph. 4:28
In a Nutshell: When gratitude is our “posture” purpose becomes our motivation. When our “call to action” is from God our resources are endless and our opportunities to “work with passion” are as close as our next door neighbor! Two very important ways to live among a “pagan” nation is to view every person as a potential soul to win to Christ and every challenge as an opportunity to create a solution or nurture a relationship.
- What are mature motives for working?
- What are immature motives for working?
- What types of employment that produced things can be found in the Bible? Genesis 40:5; 1 Samuel 9:23-24; Matthew 24:41; Isaiah 19:8; Matthew 4:18; Jeremiah 16:16; Luke 2:8; Psalm 129:3; 2 Samuel 5:11; Isaiah 14:8; Joshua 9:21; 2 Timothy 4:14; Acts 19:24; Judges 17:4; 1 Samuel 3:19; Jeremiah 18:2; Romans 9:21; 2 Kings 12:12; Acts 9:43; Nehemiah 3:8; Exodus 30:35; Psalm 68:25; Revelation 18:22
- How many of these careers would require a highly creative person in order to be successful?
- What kinds of personalities, temperaments and talents tend to support the different types of “producing” types of careers?
- What kinds of personalities, temperaments and talents do you see in your children/grandchildren?
- “Motivating Your Kids from Crayons to Career” by Cheri Fuller
- Work Play Love by Mark R. Shaw
- Culture Making by Andy Crouch ( a summary)
- The Judaeo Christian Work Ethic
- 65 Bible Verses about Work Ethic
- Center for Faith and Work an article on “Calling and Career”
- A list of careers
- The Business Man’s Topical Bible by Mike Murdock
- The Business Woman’s Topical Bible by Mike Murdock