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Psalms Reading Plan | Click here for our "Like a Tree" Reading Plan 

Series: The Psalms | Seekers and Strugglers
This week: thanksLiving
Passage: Psalm 34
Speakers: Pastor Erwin and Pastor Jason

Passages to read together: Psalm 34:1-11, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, John 16:33, James 1:2-4

Seeking God:
What does God tell us about Himself in this reading?
Seeking Growth:
What does this reading tell us about people (ourselves and/or others)?                                
What is something I can take from this reading and live out today? 
Seeking Good:           
What is something from this reading that I will share with someone else? 

Discuss:

1) Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Discuss why (or why not) the term ThanksLiving helps capture what these verses are calling us too...

2) Seeking ThanksLiving:
Talk about the idea of viewing and treating God like a remote, contracted worker. 
Talk about the difference between this, and the person who is seeking hard after God. 

3) ThanksLiving in hardship:
What are some things you are not thankful for? (Make a list)
With each of the things that you listed you are NOT thankful for, what can you thank God for in the midst of that thing?

4) One-Anothering through ThanksLiving: Read Psalm 34:1-3 with someone else and then:
  - Boast to the other person about God’s goodness in your life.
  - Listen humbly to each other. Practice gladness for each other.
  - Talk together about how awesome God is. (Do this not-on-thanksgiving too!) 

FLAG Initiative: 


Set aside a bill of money and stay in prayerful openness to how God might want you to use it: to display the Kingdom and present the King...
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Sundays 2020 for Kids - Today October 11th, 2020

Big Idea: We need one another.

Has anything you’ve heard from the teachings in Proverbs during this series stuck with you? Today in Proverbs we look at why we need to get along with other people!
Look up and read Proverbs 27:1-11. 
 
Don’t brag about tomorrow. You don’t know what a day will bring. Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth. Let an outsider praise you, and not your own lips. Stones are heavy, and sand weighs a lot. But letting a foolish person make you angry is a heavier load than both of them. Anger is mean, and great anger overpowers you. But who can face jealousy? Being warned openly is better than being loved in secret. Wounds from a friend can be trusted. But an enemy kisses you many times. When you are full, you even hate honey. When you are hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet. Anyone who runs away from home is like a bird that flies away from its nest. Perfume and incense bring joy to your heart. And the sweetness of a friend comes from their honest advice. Don’t desert your friend or a friend of your family. And don’t go to your relative’s house when trouble strikes you. A neighbor nearby is better than a relative far away. My son, be wise and bring joy to my heart. Then I can answer anyone who makes fun of me.

Discuss together:
• Which proverb stands out to you?
• How could it help you be wise in getting along with others?

How are some ways that we’re better together in our families, in our home churches, and in the bigger church.
Is it easier to grow in wisdom by ourselves or when we are together? Why?
Remember that wisdom is something we can ask God for any time!
“If any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He will give it to you. God gives freely to everyone and doesn’t find fault.” James 1:5
Pray, “Thank you, God, for the gift of needing one another! Thank you that when we are together, we can help others grow in wisdom. Please encourage us in our togetherness today. Amen
Have a fantastic week Fort families!

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Expand Your Bubble!

Expand Your Bubble!

Just because we cannot gather as one large group, it doesn't mean we cannot gather at all. This is a season to look a little more like the early church: meeting in households with one another! This isn't a "second best" experience. There are opportunities for growth and connections that can't happen in the larger gathering!

If you can make some of the FLEFC family a part of your carefully expanded bubble, then we encourage you to meet with them Sundays. If your home allows you you the space to meet in a socially distanced manner, you can have a gathering of up to six even with those outside your bubble. We only encourage this if it can be done according to provincial guidelines and protocols! 

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GIVING

In this season of drastic changes, the church continues to live out God's mission for us. We are finding and taking incredible opportunities to Seek God, Seek Growth and Seek Good for our neighbours. We ask you to prayerfully consider what faithful giving and worshipful stewardship look like in this season!

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