Once Upon A Time Part 7: New Beginnings Ruined

July 18, 2021


Kid City Preschool Night at Safety City, July 23

Preschoolers, grab your bikes and trikes and join us at Knoxville’s Safety City on July 23 from 6pm - 9pm. There will be a bike and trike parade along with tons of other fun activities. And parents - you’ll get to have an evening of fun with your kids and spend time getting to know your child's small group leaders! So save the date for July 23 and be sure to invite your friends to this free night of fun!

OneLife Students - Check Out What’s Happening

This Wednesday, OneLife Students will be meeting back in host homes. Then, on Wednesday night, July 28 we’ll be having a movie night at Halls Cinema 7, followed by our Back-To-School 90’s Bash at the East Campus the following Wednesday, August 4. Mark your calendars and make plans to be there as we wrap up an awesome summer of OneLife Students together!

Kid City’s Glow-In-The-Dark Dance Party - Next Sunday
Kids, wear white & neon colors and bring your favorite dancing shoes because we’re having a Glow-In-The-Dark dance party in Kid City next Sunday! It’ll be a ton of fun, plus your kids will have the chance to win points for their summer team - and a chance to win a huge prize at the end of the summer. Don’t miss it!


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Who did you have a conversation with that took a spiritual/missional turn this week?
What questions did you ask to discover where God is at work in their life, even if they are not aware?
How were you able to share your story of life change or how you have experienced Jesus?
How can you be intentional this week with people where you live, work, and play to have spiritual/missional conversations if the opportunity arises?
Who in your life do you think could be discipleable or open to spiritual/missional conversations?



New beginnings are ruined by old ways.

Genesis 11:1-9 NLT
1 At one time all the people of the world spoke the same language and used the same words. 2 As the people migrated to the east, they found a plain in the land of Babylonia and settled there. 3 They began saying to each other, “Let’s make bricks and harden them with fire.” (In this region bricks were used instead of stone, and tar was used for mortar.) 4 Then they said, “Come, let’s build a great city for ourselves with a tower that reaches into the sky. This will make us famous and keep us from being scattered all over the world.” 5 But the Lord came down to look at the city and the tower the people were building. 6 “Look!” he said. “The people are united, and they all speak the same language. After this, nothing they set out to do will be impossible for them! 7 Come, let’s go down and confuse the people with different languages. Then they won’t be able to understand each other.” 8 In that way, the Lord scattered them all over the world, and they stopped building the city. 9 That is why the city was called Babel,[b] because that is where the Lord confused the people with different languages. In this way he scattered them all over the world.

1. Settling stops progress.

2. Pride and security lie to me.

3. God uses new ways to force out old ways.


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