The 21 Laws of Discipleship

Discipleship is Messy
What is a Disciple?
What Does a Disciple Look Like?
The Easy Yoke?
The Law of the Mind
The Law of Training
The Law of Worship
The Law of Community
The Law of Habit
The Law of Spirit
The Law of Example
The Law of Effort
The Law of Faith
The Law of Talk
The Law of Pain
The Law of Gospel
The Law of Service
The Law of the Way of Escape
The Law of Commitment
The Law of Time
The Law of Prayer
The Law of Replacement
The Law of Confession
The Law of the Kingdom
The Law of Sovereignty
The Discipleship Method of Jesus
 

In the Dust of the Rabbi

This is our new study for the Tuesday Ladies Bible Class
 
Start Date:
May 30 – Week 1
June 6 – Week 2
June 13 – Week 3
June 20 – Week 4
June 27 – Week 5
July 4 – Holiday Break
July 11 Wrap-Up Discussion and Meal
 
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In the Dust of the Rabbi Discovery Guide: Learning to Live as Jesus Lived (That the World May Know)

Tuesday Ladies – The Sermon on the Mount

Our next Bible Study will be The Sermon on The Mount by Jen Wilkins.
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What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? The Sermon on the Mount articulates what the life of a Christ-follower should look like, asking us the same questions it posed to its original hearers: How should a disciple relate to sin? To others? To the Law? How does a disciple think, speak, and act? Examine the word of Jesus in-depth as He challenges us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification.
 
Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like.
  
Session 1 – March 14
Session  2 – March 21
Session  3 – March 28
Session  4 – April 4
Spring Break – April 11
Session  5 – April 18
Session  6 – April 25
Session  7 – May 2
Session  8 – May 9
Session  9 – May 16
Luncheon/Dinner – May 23

Kainos Group – No More Grumpy Christians

The Kainos Group is starting a new series very soon. They meet in Room 5 at 9:30 on Sundays.
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From Josh Hunt (the author of this series of lessons):

The wisest man who ever lived said, “Better to live in a desert than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.” Proverbs 21:19 (NIV) In another place, “A nagging spouse is like the drip, drip, drip of a leaky faucet.” Proverbs 27:15 (MSG)

The first verse is directed toward women. I assure you the same is true of men. Grumpy people are hard to live with. Don’t be grumpy.

I spent a good deal of my life thinking about reading about and praying about how to be happy. I suspect I’ve read 100 books on the topic, and written several as well. I’d like to condense a lifetime of thinking on this topic in the seven key points.

Take Responsibility for Your Happiness

I heard the story of a counselor who wanted to impress on his clients importance of taking responsibility for their lives. Like many good teachers do, he reduced the teaching to a slogan that he repeated over and over. Here was his slogan that summarized life’s most important message: no one’s coming.

No one is coming to rescue you; no one is coming to make your day; no one is coming to make you happy; no one is coming to fix it.
He said it so often that one of his clients did a cross-stitch and framed it for his wall. New clients would see the cross-stitch and ask about it. The cross-stitch became a teaching moment.

One of his clients pushed back. “It’s not true, Doctor. You came. You have helped me. You have rescued me. You have made all the difference in my life.”

“Well, I appreciate that. It’s good to hear that I have helped. But I’ve come with a message, and that message is this: no one’s coming.”
Happiness starts by taking responsibility for your own happiness. If you are a Christian, I’d encourage you to take seriously the command of God to rejoice in the Lord always. The command is repeated multiple times for emphasis.

Incredible promises are given to the joyful. “Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4 (NIV) We tend to think we will be joyful when we get what our heart desires. The Bible says it works the other way around: we get what our heart desires when we find the grace to be obedient to the command of God to be happy.

The Bible Lists Other Benefits of Cheerfulness:

Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up. Proverbs 12:25 (The Message)
A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 (NIV)

Terrible Warnings are Threatened Against Those Who Don’t Serve Joyfully:

Because you did not serve the LORD your God joyfully and gladly in the time of prosperity, therefore in hunger and thirst, in nakedness and dire poverty, you will serve the enemies the LORD sends against you. He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you. Deuteronomy 28:47–48 (NIV)
And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel. 1 Corinthians 10:10 (NIV)

Joy is a command. It is our responsibility. No one is going to do it for us.

Life Groups at KGBC

Life Groups meet on Wednesdays at 6:15 pm (beginning September 14).
Come discover what real life and community is all about.

Those people who are in the company of the committed participate in church activities more than those on the fringe, occasional Sunday attendees, or 1-2 times a month “drive-by” attendees, so how can we get people more connected to each other?

Most of us hear several “truth units” each week but seldom have the opportunity to wrestle with the text, much less apply it. Spiritual growth happens in community. With so much biblical knowledge available, we need to learn how to apply the knowledge to effectively carry out our divine mission.

“We have Sunday School,” you may say. Sunday morning Bible study is great for knowledge but how often do we walk away from our lessons having discussed how to apply the text, and hold each other accountable for it?

Sermon-based small groups have several advantages over using regular curriculum, here are seven of the most powerful advantages:
They Increase the Educational Impact
They Pull in the Marginally Interested
They Reach More People
They Sharpen the Church-Wide Vision
They Mainstream New Believers
They Eliminate Idiot Questions
They Help with Leadership Recruitment *

Implications for King’s Grant:
We must learn how to discuss, wrestle, and apply the spiritual truth we encounter each Sunday.
In our traditional format of discipleship, we share lessons, we don’t share life.
It has been said that the American church is educated far beyond our obedience.

Why LIFE Groups?
Life is what we desire to share, as we experience authentic community. This is what our Life Group Initiative is all about:
LOVING – they will know we are Christians by our love… the song goes.
INVITING – we desire to build a culture of invitation, that people can belong here long before they become members.
FELLOWSHIPPING – the word is koinonia, sharing of a common life, much more than the church potluck supper.
EQUIPPING – we desire to build an equipping culture, for those who are the church to be. Trained in leadership and ministry to carry out the vision and mission of the church.

* These Advantages are adapted from Larry Osborne’s Small-Groups Starter Kit, copyright 2008 by North Coast Church; discovered in a article from Christianity Today.

New Class Times and Locations

After your faithful discussions in class, here are the results of the Sunday School class meeting times, and locations.
Our New Schedule began on August 7, 2022

Worship Services:
9:30 – Traditional with choir and hymns.
11:00 – Modern with the worship band leading.

Bible Study Times and Locations:

Early Schedule:
7:45 a.m. – Early Men’s Group: Morning Watch meets in Room 8
8:30 a.m. – Early Adult Bible Study [ Get Information ] (without children’s activities)
Foursquare in Room 1
Spiritual Journey in Room 18/20
9:30 a.m. – Early Worship in the Sanctuary (Traditional with choir and hymns)

Bible Study Then Worship:
9:30 a.m. – Bible Study for ALL AGES [ Get Information ]
Kainos (meaning new) meets in Room 5
Young Adults meet in Room 8
Special Needs meets in Room 13
Crossroads meets in Room 15
Legacy Builders meets in Room 17
Agape meets in Room 18/20
11:00 a.m. – Morning Worship in the Sanctuary (Modern with praise band)

Worship Then Bible Study:
9:30 a.m. – Early Worship in the Sanctuary (Traditional with choir and hymns)
11:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study Classes [ Get Information ]
Koinonia (meaning fellowship) meets in Room 3
Joy meets in Room 5
Mary and Martha meets in Room 7
Good News meets in Room 10
Special Needs meets in Room 13
Bread of Life meets in Room 15
Bible Study Fellowship meets in Room 17
11:00 a.m. – Worship Kidstyle (for kids K-Grade 3, in Room 201) [ Get Information ]

Additional Information Regarding Classes at 8:30:
1) These classes must understand there are no activities for children, therefore, these classes are for adults without kids at home.
2) These classes must end by 9:20 since another class may be coming to that room for Sunday School at 9:30, not to mention, your class members need to get to the sanctuary on time.
3) These classes do not need to miss out on fellowship opportunities between the services at 10:30 (since they should already be in the sanctuary until 10:30) unless they choose to head to the parking lot right after the service.