CELEBRATION CHURCH SERMON DISCUSSION GUIDE BACK TO SCHOOL SUNDAY
A Thriving School Year – Brandon McGee
The goal is not to survive the school year, or to simply get by and get through the school year, but to THRIVE through it.
Thrive – to flourish or grow VIGOROUSLY
How do we Thrive?
o It’s about DELIGHT, not obligation
o Meditate on His Word, Immerse yourself in Worship, reading, and His Presence
o Hebrews 6:19
o Ways to stay rooted personally and as a family:
Attend Church Together (Psalm 122:1; Hebrews 10:24-25)
Make being in the House of the Lord a Priority (Psalm 69:9)
Pray Together (Matthew 18:20; 1 John 5:14)
Serve Together (Joshua 24:15)
Seek the Lord Together (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
• Why is it important to delight in the things of God rather than be obligated? Can our delight affect the people around us?
Bear on another’s burdens
o Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 12:10; Galatians 6:2
o Most of the time, WE can’t fix people or situations, but we can be there to point them to the One who can
What are some practical ways we can bear one another’s burdens? How can this bless others and ourselves?
Share your Faith
o Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15; Romans 1:16; Romas 5:8
o Your testimony may be a miracle to someone else
How can we share our faith with those around us? Does it require a sermon?
Trust the Lord
o Proverbs 3:5-6; Jeremiah 17:7-8
What does trust mean to you? How does trusting God keep us rooted?