Adult Ministries

Due to COVID-19, all on-site events have been canceled until further notice.  Some groups will be meeting via video chat.  Contact your Small group leader for more information. 


Discipleship Connection


We can connect as the body of Christ by working on the same spiritual disciplines together. Take time this week to read scripture, pray, and reach out with the love of Christ. 


Challenge

This Week's Goal: Remember the works of Jesus!

Scripture Memory: Colossians 3:1-4
"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory."

Show Christ's Love
What gifts has God blessed you with? Who can you share those gifts with this week? Who needs a text, a phone call, or a card from you this week? Write down a list of people you can encourage, and follow through as a response to the goodness of God.


Scripture & Prayer Plan

Wednesday 7/1
Jesus taught, proclaimed the Gospel, and healed many.
(Matthew 4:23-5:12, 11:1-6)

When people met Jesus, they experienced his authority and power. Jesus continuously displayed wisdom and strength that is not of this world. He healed the sick, taught with brilliance, and glorified the Father in everything he did. Some people believed in Jesus, but others rejected Him. What do you say? Where are you welcoming Jesus’ authority and power to transform your life? Where are you rejecting Him? Who do you say that He is?

Thursday 7/2
Jesus raised the dead.
(John 11:1-45)
 
Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” If this is true, who do you know that needs to hear about it? You likely have neighbors, family, coworkers, and friends who have never read this passage in John 11. It is one of the most powerful passages in the  Gospels. Ask God who he wants to share John 11 with this week, and make it a priority to send them a message. Or, better yet, call them up and read it together.

Friday 7/3
Jesus healed many blind people.  
(Matthew 9:27-31, Mark 10:46-52)
 
These passages are striking because they involve people who had to rely on the stories other people told them about Jesus. They didn’t see what he looked like. They probably couldn’t follow him from place to place. They didn’t witness the miracles. But, they heard what others said about Jesus. And when the moment was right, they boldly asked Him for healing! Who needs to hear you tell about the power of Jesus today? You never know when He is going show up and they will be ready because of your testimony. Be bold with the Gospel today!

Saturday 7/4
Jesus displayed authority over nature. 
(Luke 8:22-25, Mark 14:22-33)
 
These stories paint a picture of human fear in the face of natural disaster. The disciples were in a storm and were afraid. They were also powerless to do anything to stop the storm! That feels familiar to our experience right now with the Coronavirus. As you look into the storm of this pandemic, ask Jesus to come and powerfully calm your heart and mind, and to bring healing. Even the winds and the waves obey Jesus.

Sunday 7/5 
Jesus taught wealthy people how to follow Him.
(Matthew 6:19-25, Mark 10:17-31)
 
So many people in the U.S. are facing real problems with their jobs right now, and the economy is suffering in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic. In other parts of the world, people are forced to choose between staying healthy and starving. If they don’t work, they don’t eat. What a crisis. Americans are wealthy beyond compare, but still face a real struggle to provide. Jesus taught that God knows what we need and that we should seek Him as our treasure.

Monday 7/6
God spoke about His Son Jesus. 
(Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 9:2-8, John 12:27-36)
 
Today as you worship Christ with your church family online, remember that God has exalted Jesus to the highest place. It doesn’t really matter where you are gathered, because Jesus is worthy of your praise. Take some time today to quiet your heart. Turn off your phone!! Unplug your TV and computer. Give your full attention to God today, and listen to Him.
 

Tuesday 7/7 
Jesus fed thousands of people.
(Luke 9:10-17, Mark 8:1-10)
 
At the start of this week, take time to lay out your needs to God. Look ahead at your life, your family, your work. What do you need? Tell God what you need, and ask Him to provide. Then remember that Jesus has strength, power, wisdom, joy, peace, and so much more than you could even ask for or imagine! What is bigger in your mind - the things you need, or the God you serve? Let Jesus be lifted high in your heart and mind at the start of this week! You are loved!

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More Ways to Connect:

  • Tuesday - 12pm Join Pastor Ryan for Relaunch Updates on Facebook Live.
  • Thursday - 12pm Join Pastor Ryan & Lauren for Encouragement for Parents Live on Facebook.
  • Friday - Join Pastor Mark for Prayer & Praise on Facebook Live.

The purpose of Anchor Church Adult Ministries is not to gather a quantity of disciples, but to intentionally develop a quality of discipleship in those our Lord sends to us. Maturing disciples should: Worship Christ, Walk with Christ, and Work for Christ as they progress in the lifelong pursuit of genuine biblical discipleship.