September 27th, 2020

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The Prosperous Soul
9.27.20
Text: 3 John

1The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth.Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth. Beloved, you are acting faithfully in whatever you accomplish for the brethren, and especially when they are strangers; and they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. For they went out for the sake of the Name, 
accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support such men, so that we may be fellow workers with the truth.I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say. 10 For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church. 11 Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God. 12 Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true. 13 I had many things to write to you, but I am not willing to write them to you with pen and ink; 14 but I hope to see you shortly, and we will speak face to face.
15 Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name.”
3 John  NASB

1.   The prosperous soul walks in truth and love (vs. 1-8)
-         One must first know _________________.
-         One must continue to ________ in the truth.
-         One’s growth in truth should always result in ______.
-         One’s love shows itself in _________________.
 
2.   The prosperous soul submits to Christ centered leadership (vs. 9-10)
-         The misled soul loves to be _________.
-         The misled soul uses _________ and __________ to run down his opponents.
-         The misled soul uses relationships for ___________.
-         The misled soul ___________ others.
 
3.   The prosperous soul follows godly examples (vs 11-12)

 
BIG IDEA:
The prosperous soul walks in truth and brings joy and love to others.

Use the following game plan with your family, LifeGroup, or personal study this week. Allow this game plan to stimulate conversations with each other and with God.

Game Plan This Week:


1st Down:
-         Review the sermon
o   What were the main points?
o   What points were most meaningful to you?

2nd Down:
-         Study/discuss the text
o   3 John (Gaius, Diotrephes, Demetrius)
o   What can we learn or take away from each of these individuals in the text?
-         “Prosperity gospel”
o   What passages of Scripture debunk the idea that God wants all of his
children to be wealthy?
-         “Truth”
o   What is the truth that we are to walk in? How would you put into your own
words, the “true Gospel”?
 
3rd Down:
-         Break into smaller groups and discuss these questions and pray for each
other:
o   Look up passages of Scripture related to gossip and slander.
§ Why are these actions so destructive within the church?
o   How should each of us respond to a person that begins to gossip? (Best
practices)
-         Share with your group how you would have them pray for your soul? (For
discipline to make space for solitude with God, humility, help with the sin of
gossip, to love and encourage other believers, etc)
o   Share other needs in your life right now (employment, finances,
relationships, family, health, etc.)

4th Down:
-         This week make a commitment to sit down often with God and discuss the
health of your soul.
o   Ask God to strengthen, embolden, heal, and refresh your soul.
o   Ask God to point out gossip, slander, pride, etc. and give you the strength
to turn from them.

What’s Happening

Communion: We will observe the Lord's supper on Oct 18th.

Thursday Evening Women's Bible Study:
  • Thursdays beginning Sept 17th
  • Time: 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM via Zoom
  • "Learning to be Jesus' Disciple"
  • For women ages 16 and up
  • Please contact Carol Bryan at 303-522-2293
There is still time to sign up!

Friday Morning Women's Bible Study:
  • Fridays beginning Oct 2nd until Dec 18th, 2020 (11-week study)
  • Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM via Zoom online
  • Title:  A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23
  • Author: Phillip Keller
  • Description: Experience Psalm 23 in a new way. As a shepherd, Phillip Keller knew what it was to protect a vulnerable flock on a daily basis. He leads the reader to remarkable places: to the greenest pastures of discovery and the coolest waters of fulfillment hidden in Psalm 23, the "Shepherd Psalm." 
  • Cost of Book: $5.00. You can make payment to COG with a note for the Women's Ministry Bible Study
  • Led by Carol Olsen
  • Contact Judy Cale for more information  


Sunday Prayer Time: The COG prayer team is gathering outside, in the parking lot, weather permitting, at COG each Sunday at 9:15 am - 9:45 am to pray before worship service. Please bring your own chair. You can email Kathleen Chandler if you have any questions.
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Year To Date Giving: $363,112.16
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Staff

Joel Bundick – Senior Pastor

Chris Hart – Associate Pastor

Nancy Carroll - Children’s Director nancy@communityofgrace.com

J Lloyd – Student Pastor

David Finton – Worship Pastor david@communityofgrace.com

Rhonda Mott – Finance Administrator office@communityofgrace.com

Ron Goshorn - Maintenance

John Carroll – Media Director john@communityofgrace.com

Anita Hammond – Admin Assistant anita@communityofgrace.com
Elders

Steve Veteto:        303-517-9833
Bob Cale:             303-378-1903
Kyle Kane:           719-338-3378
Andrew Reeves:   720-355-6385
Roger Chandler:   719-964-9088
Joel Bundick:       720-231-1838
Tom Wager:        605-769-0255
Tom King:            303-506-5551
Kevin Fisher:       316-218-2583
Jerry Glass:          720-490-5909
Bob Cale: Sunday, 1:00 pm
303-378-1904

William Fabrizio: Sunday, 5:00 pm
720-469-9927

Matt Comar: Monday, 6:30 pm
509-264-9947

Joel Bundick: Tuesday, 7 pm
720-231-1838

Steve Veteto: Tuesday, 7:00 pm
303-517-9833

Jim Bryan: Tuesday, 6:00 pm
303-356-8608

Tom King: Tuesday, 6:30 pm
303-506-5551

Roger Chandler: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
303-766-9058

Chris Hart: Thursday, 7:00 pm
720-271-1521

John Tejada: Friday, 7:00 pm
303-885-5394
4343 S. Flanders St.
Centennial, CO 80015
303-766-3410