First Sunday at The Relevant Center
Dec. 09 - 15  •  Culmination of 212

Introduction

Two years ago we began the 212 journey to turn up the heat of our generosity so that Relevant could be a transformed church who transforms our community and the world for Jesus. This Sunday marked the culmination of 212 and also the beginning of what God will do through The Relevant Center. God has begun a transforming work and will complete it. We must turn up the heat of our trust in Him. 

Main Point: 

God has begun a transforming work He will complete as we continue to turn up the heat of our trust in Him.

Discussion Questions

  1. Celebrate and share some personal highlights over the last two years in relation to the 212 Initiative.

  2. Two years ago we dreamed together of how God could use the Relevant Center to transform others. Continue the dreaming and discuss how you’d love to see the Relevant Center as a tool for transformation.

  3. Philippians 1:6 in the Amplified Bible reads: “I am convinced andconfident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will (continue to) perfect andcomplete it until the day of Christ Jesus (the time of His return).” How does this verse inspire you to trust in the Lord at 212 degrees? 

  4. On Sunday Pastor Ronnie said, “We haven’t arrived. The book isn’t finished. Today was never the end goal. It’s not time to coast. God ain’t done.” Knowing that God is continuing a transformative work in and through you and through Relevant, and also recognizing that some of us are probably feeling tired, take some time now in your T-Life group to encourage one another in the Lord.   

  5. We’ve turned up the heat of our generosity, now let’s rally together and increase the heat of our trust in the Lord who can immeasurably do more than we could ever ask, think, or imagine. Pray together as a group that God would use Relevant to break down the spiritual barriers in our city and be a light in this dark world.   

Next Step Challenge

We celebrated together a wonderful accomplishment by trusting the Lord with what appeared to be an impossible dream. Now that the Relevant Center is complete, we need to turn up the heat of our trust in the Lord by asking Him what next step to take. In your time with God this week, take some time to ask the Lord what He would have you do to continue His transforming work.

Key Verse 

“…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”– Philippians 1:6

All other Scripture References 

Ephesians 3:20-21, Philippians 3:13b-14