Life Together: Sermon Guide

The following blog post contains notes and application questions from our February 24, 2019 message, Life Together. For more from this series, check out How He Built This.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • Search/download “Watermark Community” in the iTunes App Store (Android coming soon) and starting using the App when your group meets together.
  • Once a week, ask each other and personally answer the Community Questions: How have your fed your soul, how have you fed your flesh (always followed by prayer/James 5:16), and how have you fed others?

Summary

There is a big difference between going to Watermark and being part of Watermark. Between identifying as a Christ follower and following Christ. To be part of the body of Christ is to be part of the church, His Church. As we wrap up our series, “How He Built This,” Todd walks us through the importance of Community—doing life together and living out the one another’s of Scripture.

Key Takeaways

  • Community is our middle name. It’s what God wants you to be part of, and it’s not for the faint of heart.
  • Community is not easy...it’s not supposed to be easy.
  • Biblical community is forged, not found.
  • Community is not a ministry at Watermark, it is the ministry. The very church itself.
  • Living out the community core values will make your life better no matter what you believe, but make no mistake, their foundation is the gospel.
  • The Community Core Values are: Devote Daily (John 15:5), Pursue Relationally (Romans 12:10), Live Authentically (1 John 1:7), Admonish Faithfully (Colossians 3:16), Counsel Biblically (2 Timothy 3:16), and Engage Missionally (Matthew 28:18-20).
  • If your output exceeds your intake, then your upkeep will be your downfall.
  • Wise men pursue solitude, fools isolate.
  • Isolation is the garden in which idiosyncrasies grow.
  • If we don’t encourage each other day after day, we will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
  • Silence in the midst of sin is sin.
  • “Let me tell you what I think” should never carry as much weight as “thus sayeth the Lord...”

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