Fake News: Week 2, “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

Online Worship
Note: Worship times are LIVE at 9:30 & 11 AM on Sunday Mornings, however, the services are also archived (immediately on YouTube & Facebook, and later in the week on Coker.org and Vimeo), so if your group prefers to gather over dinner or another time, feel free to! Links below:
YouTube- Coker Church
Facebook- Coker UMC
Live- Web- Coker.Org/Livestream
Archived- Vimeo
Archived- Web- Coker.Church

 

Order of Service
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Click HERE for 11 AM Worship

 

Scripture
John 3:25-30 NIV

 

Introduction
It’s a natural thing for us to want to seek success. But what do we do when we realize that maybe we are defining success wrong? Success in the Kingdom of God looks different than it does in the world – and that’s what John the Baptist is trying to teach his disciples in John 3.

 

Discussion
How familiar are you with this scripture passage?
What surprises you in the story of John and his disciples?

 

Going Deeper

Why do you think it bothered John’s disciples so much that Jesus was baptizing people now?
In vs. 27 John says, “A person can receive only what has been given to him from heaven.” What do you think this means? What was John given from heaven?
In vs. 29 John says that it is his joy to be the attendant for the groom (Jesus). Why does he say this?
Read Proverbs 28:26, how does that apply to this story of John?

 

Application

Where do you need to redefine success in your life?
What disciplines do you practice to help put Jesus first in your life?
What is one thing you can do this week to point to Jesus?

 

Prayer
How can we pray for you? Let us know at Coker.org/Pray

 

Events
See Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities at Coker.org/Pray

 

Giving
Online giving can be found at Coker.org/Donate

 

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