As It Is | September 20, 2020

Adam Hawkins

March 9, 2021
“Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.

And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:”

Matthew 5:1–2

On the side of a mountain in rural Israel, Jesus stands up to tell the story of what it means to be His follower on Earth as it is in Heaven.

This week and throughout this series we will be lovingly faced with two questions:

Do you believe the story that this sermon tells?

Do you love the one (Jesus) who is telling it?

Take a moment to reflect on these questions as a group. Consider your days, weeks, and year. Share your reflections with each other.

Ask this question to one another: If true belief shapes and forms how you actually and practically live, do you see or feel any gaps?

We, as a church, are invited this series to engage in three practices: Morning Prayer, Evening Silence and Wednesday Fast.

Take a moment to look through the practice guide together as a group (found here). Practically, it might be helpful to send this link via text to your group.

The practices are the way to “life to the full.” They are how we posture our mind and body to abide in Jesus and access the presence of God.

Which are you most familiar with?

Which do you anticipate will be the most difficult?

How do you think God could change, shape and form you this week?

Adam Hawkins

Lead Pastor
In 2011, I married Heather, the most wonderful woman in the world, and God blessed us with three wonderful children. In 2014, I left my job as a patent litigator and came on staff at The Village Church, Plano, now Citizens Church. My desire here is to serve the body of saints and proclaim His name...
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