SoMi / Online
I Have Enough
City
It's Time to Grow Up

Crew Leader

Introduction (2 minutes)

Use the Zoom chat feature to keep everyone connected. As people join in, ask for their first and last name, email address, and where they are tuning in from. Save the chat as an attendance record.

Reflect

Ask Crew members to share their favorite points from the talk. What phrase or moment did they relate to the most?

Icebreaker: Reflection or Conversation Starter or Virtual Icebreaker (5 minutes)

For your icebreaker, choose from the options below. Have Crew members unmute themselves to share.

Conversation Starters (Choose One)
  • What's something you did this week that you feel proud of?
  • What did you eat for breakfast?
  • Name the best book you’ve ever read.
  • What’s your morning routine?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • If your life was a story, what would the title be?
Virtual Icebreakers (5 minutes)

Preaching Game - Choose random items and allow individuals to find ways to encourage others using that item. (Pick 2-3 volunteers)

Show-and-Tell - Pick an object in your home that has significance for you, something with a funny story behind it, anything unique, or something you've used to simply pass the time.

Crew Discussion

Potes, Panelas e Possibilidades

Pastor Tim Timberlake

Lean esto antes de la discusión

VOUSCon 2024

¡VOUSCon 2024 es la próxima semana! Estamos contando los días hasta que nos reunamos con miles de personas de todo el mundo.

Reflexionemos en el Salmo 5:3, que dice: “...en la mañana presento mis súplicas ante ti y espero con ansias.” Hay poder en nuestra expectativa. En los próximos días, hagamos precisamente eso: reservemos tiempo intencional para orar por VOUSCon y elijamos esperar con expectativa.

Espera milagros.
Espera avances.
Espera libertad.
Espera gloria.
Espera encontrarte con el cielo.

Continuing the Conversation
Last Crew's Call to Action

God calls for us to forgive while maintaining boundaries necessary to steward and nurture our souls. This week, lean in to the wisdom of Solomon and study the book of Proverbs to help you develop tools for cultivating Godly relationships while asking God for the courage to forgive. Don’t forget to check out additional resources at https://www.vouschurch.com/care.

Palavra

‭‭1Reis‬ ‭17‬:‭8‬-‭16‬ ‭NVI

‬‬“Então a palavra do Senhor veio a Elias: “Vá imediatamente para a cidade de Sarepta de Sidom e fique por lá. Ordenei a uma viúva daquele lugar que lhe forneça comida”. E ele foi. Quando chegou à porta da cidade, encontrou uma viúva que estava colhendo gravetos. Ele a chamou e perguntou: “Pode me trazer um pouco d’água numa jarra para eu beber?” Enquanto ela ia buscar água, ele gritou: “Por favor, traga também um pedaço de pão”. Mas ela respondeu: “Juro pelo nome do Senhor, o teu Deus, que não tenho nenhum pedaço de pão; só um punhado de farinha num jarro e um pouco de azeite numa botija. Estou colhendo uns dois gravetos para levar para casa e preparar uma refeição para mim e para o meu filho, para que a comamos e depois morramos.” Elias, porém, lhe disse: “Não tenha medo. Vá para casa e faça o que eu disse. Mas primeiro faça um pequeno bolo com o que você tem e traga para mim, e depois faça algo para você e para o seu filho. Pois assim diz o Senhor, o Deus de Israel: ‘A farinha na vasilha não se acabará e o azeite na botija não se secará até o dia em que o Senhor fizer chover sobre a terra’ ”. Ela foi e fez conforme Elias lhe dissera. E aconteceu que a comida durou muito tempo, para Elias e para a mulher e sua família. Pois a farinha na vasilha não se acabou e o azeite na botija não se secou, conforme a palavra do Senhor proferida por Elias.”

Ideia Principal

Você já passou por um momento em que se sentiu despreparado para a tarefa que tinha à sua frente? Seja criando uma família, administrando o tempo de forma sábia ou simplesmente assando um bolo, todos nós já vivemos momentos em que parecia que nos faltavam os ingredientes necessários. Assim como Davi, que tinha apenas uma pedra e uma atiradeira para enfrentar um gigante, ou Moisés, que usou seu cajado para abrir o mar, Deus frequentemente utiliza lugares incomuns, pessoas improváveis e estratégias desconhecidas para cumprir Sua promessa infalível.

Os desígnios de Deus para o nosso futuro são muito maiores do que as decepções do nosso passado.

1.  Lugares Incomuns e Pessoas Improváveis

Todos nós já dissemos isso – “Mal posso esperar para chegar lá.” Muitas vezes perdemos a bênção da nossa fase atual porque nos sentimos despreparados ou estamos muito focados no que pode vir a seguir. A verdade é que não seremos felizes lá até que sejamos felizes aqui. Deus não precisa de nada de nós, mas Ele nos escolhe apesar de nossas dores e dificuldades. Se nossas circunstâncias não estão mudando, podemos confiar que Deus está nos mudando no processo.

Tudo o que precisamos já está disponível no lugar onde estamos agora.
Não somos limitados pelo que não temos; somos limitados pelo que não estamos usando.
Deus conhece nosso pecado e nos chama pelo nome.

Nós escolhemos o quanto seremos abençoados de acordo com o quanto obedecemos a Deus.

Conte sobre um momento em que você teve dificuldade de entregar suas preocupações a Deus. Ou compartilhe sobre uma situação em que sua obediência trouxe frutos inesperados para sua vida.

2. Estratégias Desconhecidas e Promessas Infalíveis

A história de Elias e a viúva é um ótimo exemplo de fé em meio ao desconhecido. Sem garantia de futuro, ela ofereceu o que tinha. A estratégia de Deus raramente faz sentido. Contrariando a lógica, Deus muitas vezes usa a subtração para criar adição em nossas vidas. Assim como a viúva, Deus quer o pouco que temos em nossas mãos para que Ele possa multiplicá-lo de maneiras inesperadas. À medida que aprendemos a andar pela fé, podemos confiar que Suas promessas nunca falham.

Deus dá respostas conforme a necessidade de saber.
Devemos aprender a depender de Sua voz diariamente.
Não recebemos nada espiritual por meio da lógica.

A matemática de Deus nunca faz sentido, mas sempre vem para somar.

Quais são alguns passos práticos na nossa caminhada de fé que podemos tomar mesmo quando não sabemos o plano completo?

Conclusão

Seguir a Deus requer obediência, rendição e sacrifício, mas a jornada nos levará pelos caminhos mais belos e inesperados. Quanto mais seguimos Sua voz, mais confiança é necessária à medida que seguimos a Deus em lugares incomuns e nos rendemos à Sua estratégia desconhecida. A obediência é nossa responsabilidade, e o resultado é de Deus.

Chamada Para A Ação

Passe um tempo refletindo nesta semana. Em quais áreas da sua vida Deus está te chamando para a obediência? Peça para Deus aprofundar sua confiança e aumentar sua fé, enquanto você se aproxima dEle

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Crew Leader

Introduction (2 minutes)

Use the Zoom chat feature to keep everyone connected. As people join in, ask for their first and last name, email address, and where they are tuning in from. Save the chat as an attendance record.

Reflect

Ask Crew members to share their favorite points from the talk. What phrase or moment did they relate to the most?

Icebreaker: Reflection or Conversation Starter or Virtual Icebreaker (5 minutes)

For your icebreaker, choose from the options below. Have Crew members unmute themselves to share.

Conversation Starters (Choose One)
  • What's something you did this week that you feel proud of?
  • What did you eat for breakfast?
  • Name the best book you’ve ever read.
  • What’s your morning routine?
  • What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
  • If your life was a story, what would the title be?
Virtual Icebreakers (5 minutes)

Preaching Game - Choose random items and allow individuals to find ways to encourage others using that item. (Pick 2-3 volunteers)

Show-and-Tell - Pick an object in your home that has significance for you, something with a funny story behind it, anything unique, or something you've used to simply pass the time.

Crew Discussion

It’s Time to Grow Up

Pastor Manouchka Charles

Continuing the Conversation
VOUSCon 2023: Reflect

VOUSCon was nothing short of a miracle! We're still praising God for all He did. Reflection builds gratitude. Spend the first few minutes of Crew sharing a testimony or reflection from VOUSCon 2023.

Continuing the Conversation
Last Crew's Call to Action

God calls for us to forgive while maintaining boundaries necessary to steward and nurture our souls. This week, lean in to the wisdom of Solomon and study the book of Proverbs to help you develop tools for cultivating Godly relationships while asking God for the courage to forgive. Don’t forget to check out additional resources at https://www.vouschurch.com/care.

Scripture

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭5:12-14‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”

Hebrews‬ ‭6‬:‭1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity….” ‭

Additional Scripture References: ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119‬:‭9‬-‭16‬ ‭NIV‬‬ 1 Peter 2:9, 1 Samuel 16:7, 1 Samuel‬ ‭16:13‬ ‭NIV‬, 1 Samuel 16:18, 1 Samuel 17:15, ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭17:38-40‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Main Idea

Have you ever tried to run a long distance? If you have, you know that it requires real and consistent training to achieve your goal. No matter what your intention, without training, you may find it difficult to arrive at the finish line. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. In the same way, our journey of faith is one of endurance. Training at every stage of our development is important. Time does not dictate maturity, but our training will. You can be old and immature, and young and mature. It’s not about arriving, but simply starting. We can trust that God will give us everything we need at the time that we need it. We’re not delayed, we’re destined!

If you want to win the battles of life you need training.

1. You Are Set Apart

Our becoming comes from our believing. Do you believe that you’re called? That you’re chosen? That you’re cared for by God? Securing our identity in Christ allows us to develop and mature with him. If we don’t know who we are, we will never know who we can be. You’re not like the world, you’re not like everyone else, you’re not missing out.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. [1 Peter 2:9]

What God has for you is for you
You can’t be like what you are called to lead
It’s not about being more gifted, it’s about being more disciplined

You are not delayed, you’re being developed.

In what area do you find it difficult to believe what God says about you?

2. You Are Growing

You are called and chosen by God. You are anointed but may not yet be appointed. Maturity prepares you to steward what God has called you to. An untrained David could never beat Goliath. He was able to fight appropriately because he had trained for years. Spiritual maturity is the process of becoming more Christ-like in character, attitude and behavior. You can’t go where God’s taking you without maturing along the way. 

7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” [1 Samuel 16:7]

Time will not dictate your maturity, your training will
The mark of maturity is not just hearing the word, but listening to what the Word says
Although you might have not walked in it yet, you are it

If you never train, you will never become

What are you doing today to mature for tomorrow?

Summary

Availability unlocks the door of maturity in our lives. King Saul was supposed to fight but David made himself available for growth. His willingness to embrace the season he found himself in and make himself available to be developed allowed him to step up when he was called upon. Are you open to maturity? Are you open to growth? Are you open to change? The world will try to put on fear, insecurity, and failure. Pick up courage, security, and peace. God’s strength is with you as you daily surrender to Him.

Call To Action

Reflect this week on how you are investing your time to mature. Commit to spend time in one of these 5 areas:

  1. Dedicated time to prayer 
  2. Time off of social media
  3. Sabbath/Rest 
  1. Reading the word
  2. Serving others 

Be prepared to share your experience at Crew next time!

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