Summary: The second sermon in the series focuses on the benefits of living in biblical community with other Christians.
Prelude Music again this week is the Jock Jams CD. Play this during the Countdown Video and mute the video.
Opening Praise Set
A) My Glorious
(G) You Are Holy
(C) Friend of God
Welcome and Announcements
During the sermons this weekend we will have several pauses for popcorn testimonies. We will need three wireless hand held microphones at each service so people can pop up at their seats and give their testimony.
THERE IS NO “I” IN TEAM
Doing Life Together—Part 2
A little old lady was amazed at how nice the young man was next door. Everyday he would help her gather things from her car or help her in her yard. One day the old lady finally ask the young man, "son, how did you become such a fine young man". The young man replied, "well, when I was a boy, I had a drug problem". The old lady was shocked, "I can’t believe that". The young man replied, "it’s true, my parents drug me to church on Sunday morning.
Talk about the flow of the service today. We’re going to do a lot of testimonies. You’re going to preach the sermon today.
WHY DO WE NEED TO DO LIFE TOGETHER?
“TEAM” IS A POWERFUL WORD
1. “TEAM” HELPS ME RESIST THE LURE OF LAZINESS (This entire point is preached on video Roll The Video Here)
Roll Local High School Football Coach Interview Video Here
Interview congregants—Describe a time when together you did something that specifically challenged or assisted you to grow spiritually?
2. “TEAM” HELPS ME ACHIEVE MY HIGHEST GOALS
Our team encourage us toward God’s dreams and purposes for our lives rather than our own self-centered goals and plans.
And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop.  He thought to himself, ’What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’  "Then he said, ’This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.  And I’ll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." ’  "But God said to him, ’You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ Luke 12:16-20 (NIV)
"For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; Acts 13:36 (NIV)
 For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.  All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth.  People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own.  If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return.  Instead, they were longing for a better country--a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them. Hebrews 11:10, 13-16 (NIV)
Interview Congregants—Describe when together you did something that challenged or assisted you fulfill God’s purpose/vision for your life?