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Session 27

How to find friends in a big church

Read: Colossians 4:14-16

We can respond to being part of a church in one of two ways. We can jump in and get involved. Or, we can sit back and observe. How we respond to the opportunities in front of us determines how we experience God and build friendships within the church.

After Jesus’s death, the early church grew exponentially in size. Members viewed this obstacle of magnitude as an opportunity of servitude and opened their homes for small groups and gatherings. Nympha, a member of the early church, received a shoutout in Paul’s letter simply because she had a servant's heart and opened up her home to others to hear the Gospel. "Give my greetings to the brothers and sisters at Laodicea, and to Nympha and the church in her house" (Colossians 4:15). Nympha’s house church read and prayed together, encouraged one another, and lived life together.

These same opportunities exist in our church. As we reach out to those we serve with and share the resources and talents God has blessed us with, we will begin to see that our church has plenty of room for more people.

Reflect:

  • In what ways are you getting involved in serving? 
  • How can you grow closer to those you serve with and interact with consistently on Sundays?
  • How can you use your resources to help others strengthen their walk with Jesus and deepen their understanding of the Bible?

1

Gratitude Adjustment

Gratitude Adjustment

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2

You Are Not the Answer

You Are Not the Answer

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3

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

Put Your Knowledge Into Action

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4

Bring in the Light

Bring in the Light

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5

You Have a New Address

You Have a New Address

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6

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

Do You Want to Know a Secret?

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7

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

These Two Things Will Change Your Life

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8

Reach Out and Help

Reach Out and Help

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9

How to Know What’s True

How to Know What’s True

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10

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

Surrender Is Just The Beginning

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11

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

The Difference Between Serving and Earning

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12

Living Debt Free

Living Debt Free

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13

Following Jesus Is Not A Popularity Contest

Following Jesus Is Not A Popularity Contest

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14

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

Jesus Didn’t Die So I Could D.I.Y.

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15

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

Be Who Jesus Wants You To Be

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16

What Are You Craving?

What Are You Craving?

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17

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

You Can Be Angry and Not Sin

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18

How To Change Your Life

How To Change Your Life

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19

Character Flaws

Character Flaws

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20

Is peace really possible?

Is peace really possible?

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21

We’re all designed for one purpose

We’re all designed for one purpose

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22

How To Stay Connected

How To Stay Connected

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23

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

What if Christians learned to coach, not condemn?

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24

Life is better together

Life is better together

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25

How to help a friend who’s hurting

How to help a friend who’s hurting

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26

Which prayers does God answer?

Which prayers does God answer?

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27

How to find friends in a big church

How to find friends in a big church

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28

If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

If God Did It For Them, He Will Do It For You

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