Weekly Training Tip

And we're back party people! I hope you had a fantastic summer. Here's a little reminder for you as we kick off this Community Groups season.

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  •  Welcome back Community Groups everyone! Please encourage your Community Group to start recruiting for your group with you. On Sundays, they can look for people who they don't know and invite them to your group!

Sermon Title: Built to Last, Part 1: What Are We Building?

Main Texts: Psalm 127



  • This Psalm tells us that it doesn’t matter how hard we try to build, unless the Lord is at work it’s irrelevant. This concept pushes against us and our culture. We tend to believe if we work hard, we can make things happen. But this verse is saying, all of that effort, all of those sleepless nights, all of that stress, and all of that strategy is a waste of time, if God’s not in it. We could get to the end of our lives and realized we’ve wasted our time.
  • So this prompts us to ask: what then is God at work doing? How can we join into what He’s interested in building?
  • This passage tells us what we should take time to build: our families! Our families are a gift from God. A tremendous blessing. It is the most strategic things we can leave behind.
  • Think about someone’s final death bed moments. What do you think they ask for? Do they ever make this request: can you bring all of my trophies and awards, my bank statements, and my desk plaque that says what my position is. Of course not! What do they ask for? They want their loved ones around.
  • This Psalm, tells us to build the right thing, first and foremost: our family.
  • What in your calendar needs to change, so you can first and foremost build your family?


Key Questions:

  1. HIGH/LOW: What was the high point of your week and the low point?
  2. ICEBREAKER: What are the biggest barriers to family time?
  3. READ: Psalm 127
  4. According to Psalm 127, what things are in “vain” if the Lord is not building with you?
  5. Why is that true?
  6. What are the things we tirelessly labor and toil for in our lives? In other words, what are the things that keep you up at night?
  7. Why is it easy to put family as secondary to these pursuits?
  8. How would you make the case that building a thriving family, is the most effective use of one’s life?
  9. How would you define your goal for what you want your family (or future family) to look like?
  10. What are the obstacles in your life right now, to making a greater investment into your family?
  11. What can you change in your calendar this fall to invest more in your family?

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