Gospel Homes

Gospel Homes is an Indian Trail Church ministry for the entire family, taking place on Monday evenings at 6:30pm throughout the summer of 2020. Beginning on June 15th, Gospel Homes will alternate each week between live stream broadcasts on YouTube and family fellowship times at the church, ending on August 17th.

Gospel Homes will be filled with games and teaching from God's Word that will provide deeper understanding and practical application of gospel truths for both kids and adults. Any families who desire a more gospel-saturated home will be blessed by this series!

COMING UP: On Monday, August 17th, at 6:30pm at Indian Trail Church, join us for a time of worship and fellowship at the Gospel Homes Finale, featuring the outdoor water event, H2-oh! To let us know you will be attending, please email Laura at: laura@indiantrailchurch.com

August 10th Gospel Homes

A GOSPEL-SATURATED HOME IS A FRUIT-BEARING HOME

Follow-up Activity

Read Galatans 5:22-26

Follow-up Discussion 

1. According to Galatians 5:24, who is this talking to?
2. According to verse 25, how are we to live this?
3. How does verse 26 describe what the opposite would look like?
4. When and how does one get the spirit of God? (Ephesians 1:13-15)
5. What are we not to do to the spirit? (Ephesians 4:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:19) We grieve him by sinning, we quench him by not doing what we know we should. Sin separates us from God. Repent and ask him to continue to sanctify you, to think how He thinks, to see how He sees, to act how He acts.
6. How does the Gospel show us love? (John 15:13; Romans 5:8)
7. How does the gospel bring Joy? (The good news that brings joy.)
8. How does the gospel bring peace? (Matthew 6:25-32)
9. How does the gospel show patience? (Romans 9:22)
10. What does the gospel say about kindness? (Matt 5:44-46)
11. What does the gospel teach us about faithfulness? (Romans 3:3)
12. How is the Gospel gentle? (Matthew 11:28-30)
 
July 27th Gospel Homes

A GOSPEL-SATURATED HOME IS A WORD-FILLED HOME

Follow-up Discussion 

1. Read Deuteronomy 6:1-9. What instructions was Israel given to keep the word part of their home?
2. Talk about one thing you could start to implement in your home to keep the word more central.
3. Read John 1:1-14. What does this passage tell us about the Word?
4. Read Luke 8:19-21 and 1 John 2:3-6. What do these verses teach us about the relationship of the word to our spiritual life?

Follow-up Activity

1. Make a list of things that you currently do to know and have the word be part of your home.

2. Make a list of things that you could do to have the word be known and more a part of your home.

 
July 13th Gospel Homes

A GOSPEL-SATURATED HOME IS A PRAYING HOME

Matthew 6:9-13
Pray then, like this:

Our Father in Heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Follow-up Discussion

1. Talk about when you were born into your earthly family.

2. Then talk about when you were adopted into God's family.

Follow-up Activity

1. As odd as it may seem, have a spot at your dinner table for Jesus. Include him in your conversation of things you are thankful for, questions you may have, and requests. Try talking to him individually and corporately, like you would anyone at the table.

2. Each day read a different passage on prayer and talk about what it means, and try to include it in your next prayer/conversation time:
    - prayers of thanksgiving: Philippians 4:6; Colossians 4:2
    - prayers of supplication (for yourself): 1 John 5:14; James 1:5
    - prayers of intercession (for others): 1 Timothy 2:1-2; John 17

To learn more about prayer:

Check out these recent ITC Core Seminars on prayer:
    Spiritual Disciplines, seminar 3: Prayer - session 1
    Spiritual Disciplines, seminar 4: Prayer - session 2



June 29th Gospel Homes

A GOSPEL-SATURATED HOME IS A HUMBLE HOME

Philippians 2:3-8
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Follow-up Discussion Questions

1.  Based on what you heard, how would you define biblical humility?

2.  How did Jesus demonstrate humility?
3.  What situations are difficult for you to be humble in?
4. Are there certain people that you struggle to be humble with?
5.  How might the gospel play into your answers for question 3 and question 4?

Memory Verses
Take a few minutes and have everyone in your home write out the memory verse(s). You can write it on a 3x5 card, a sticky note, or whatever you want. Put the verse somewhere that you will see it regularly. You can memorize a verse each week or choose one verse to memorize over the two week period.

Micah 6:8
He has told you, O man, what is good;
    and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
    and to walk humbly with your God?

Verses to study over the next 2 weeks:

Psalm 25:8-9

  • Who is the Lord able to teach?
Proverbs 18:12
  • Haughty=Pride
  • What do they both end in?
  • What does humility bring?
Proverbs 22:4
  • What is the reward for humility?
  • How do we receive those in Christ?
Matthew 23:10-12
  • Who is the greatest?
  • How was Christ a servant?
  • How might this look in my life?
James 4:6-10
  • What do these verses instruct about our disposition toward God?
  • What benefits of humility are listed?
1 Peter 5:5-7
  • How should our humility be horizontal and vertical?
  • What is a key we see in verse 7? How would this help?

Recommended Resource:

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness by Timothy Keller
There are 10 copies available. If you would like to purchase one for $5, please email Pastor Corey at corey@indiantrailchurch.com. (He can even deliver it!)

 

June 15th Gospel Homes

A GOSPEL-SATURATED HOME IS A THANKFUL HOME

Follow up Discussion Questions:

  1. If the beginning of thankfulness is a relationship with Christ, take a moment to share about your current relationship with him. Does it exist? How did it start? How is it currently?
  2. How might others describe your level of thankfulness?
  3. What things tend to cause you to be unthankful?
  4. What does unthankfulness reveal about your view of God?
  5. What are ways you can grow in your depth, knowledge, understanding, trust, faith and relationship with God?

Memory Verses
Take a few minutes and have everyone in your home write out the memory verse(s). You can write it on a 3x5 card, a sticky note, or whatever you want. Put the verse somewhere that you will see it regularly. You can memorize a verse each week or choose one verse to memorize over the two week period.

Psalm 92:1-2
It is good to give thanks to the Lord,
    to sing praises to your name, O Most High;
to declare your steadfast love in the morning,
    and your faithfulness by night....

Revelation 7:10-12
...and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11 And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12 saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”

Verses to study over the next 2 weeks

1 Chronicles16:8,34

    • Who is giving thanks?
    • Why?
    • Talk about or make a list of ways that God is good.

Psalm 50:23

    • How could your home give a sacrifice of thanksgiving?

Psalm 69:30

    • What does is mean to magnify something?
    • How might giving thanks to God make him big and great?

Psalm 106:1; 107:1; 118:1,29; 136:2-3

    • Why are we to give thanks?
    • Why is this something to be thankful for?

Romans 8:28

    • What about this verse gives us reason to be thankful?
    • Why is it hard to be thankful sometimes?

James 1:2-4

    • “Count it all joy”… “be thankful, my brothers”. Are the things talked about in these verses things you value or desire?
    • How might this affect your reaction to things?