Run to the Father: Part 4 - The Discipline Difference

June 25, 2023
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MyOneLife - Starts July 9
If you’d like to learn more about the history, vision & values of our church, discover your personal mission and spiritual gifts, and have opportunities to get involved - then MyOneLife is your next step! MyOneLife is a 4-week small group experience that takes place on Sunday mornings during the 10:45am service in the Meeting Room at each of our campuses beginning July 9. For more information or to sign up, check the “MyOneLife” box on your Connection Card.

Next Week in Kid City - New York
To celebrate Independence Day, we're visiting the Big Apple and the Statue of Liberty! Not only are we
dressing up in Red, White & Blue, but we've got some fun patriotic crafts & games for the day that your kids will love! Parents - as a mission opportunity for you and your kids, come early and help them write thank you cards to give to our local first responders!

OneLife Students at the Smokies Baseball Game - July 5
Wednesday, July 5th OneLife Students will be headed to watch the Tennessee Smokies take on the Birmingham Barons. The cost is $25 per person, which includes food and a ticket to the game. To register, click here. Also, parents you are invited to attend as well!

Kid City Summer Volunteer Opportunities

With the amazing programming our kids are experiencing every week of the summer, it’s going to take OneLifers like you to help make it happen! So, we’re challenging EVERYONE to get involved by picking 2 opportunities to serve. You’ll get to help with fun games & activities, interact with the kids, and help make it an awesome environment in Kid City! To see all the opportunities for each week and sign up, click here.
Give Jesus your best! Make a one-time tithe or offering or to set up a recurring tithe or offering: Click Here To Give Online.
BOTTOM LINE: Embracing discipline helps me embrace my dad.

Proverbs 3:11-12 NLT

11 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,and don’t be upset when he corrects you. 12 For the Lord corrects those he loves,just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights.

1. Discipline is not punishment.

Past, Pain, Anger
Future, Correction, Love

2. Learning from discipline is a choice.

3. Discipline proves my father's love.





Be sure to fill out the online Connection Card to let us know next steps, prayer requests, or other information you'd like to share, Click Here.

Share spiritual/missional conversations you've had where you live, work, and play:
  - 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 disciple-able or open to spiritual/missional conversations?
  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?/giveback/giveback
  - Discuss the next step for your micro church. When will we gather again, and which purpose will it fulfill (missions, fellowship/care, growth, worship, multiplication)?


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