Corner Church • North Loop MPLS • Camden MPLS • Uptown MPLS
Corner Church • Sunday, November 15 •
Success - Trustworthy / Trusting
Locations & Times
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  • Corner Coffee In The North Loop
    514 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
    Sunday 8:15 AM, Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Uptown
    1414 W 28th St, Minneapolis, MN 55408, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
  • Corner Coffee in Camden
    4155 N Thomas Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55412, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Announcements:

Tuesday Morning Prayer at 9a in person at Corner Coffee North Loop’s Kids Space or by Zoom. See online calendar for link.
Fall Connection Groups: Go to cornerchurch.tv and register for a group(s) today in order to receive more information.
Kids Bible Story. Check out this week's Kids Bible Story video at cornerchurch.tv
Christmas Eve. We will be releasing a short Christmas Eve Conversation on December 24.
Sunday, December 27 we will only have an online Christmas family service at 10a.
Weekly podcast & message outlines at cornerchurch.tv/conversations
Prayer Focus:

Missions Focus: Pray for Brian, Christa and Tori Isidore, missionaries to Denmark. Pray for Denmark’s dealing with the COVID-19. They are experiencing a spike in cases as well.

Community: Pray for people struggling with isolation, anxiety and fear as it is connected to the recent COVID-19 spike. Pray for opportunity to have meaningful connection with people.

Church Community: Pray for the different neighborhoods of our city.
First Dialogue Question:

Are you more motivated by the drive to succeed or the fear of failing? How do you know?
Corner Church success is evaluated by looking at whatever is animated and motivated by our faith in Jesus apart from all of our church activities.
Second Dialogue Question:

What impact does it have on you if you start evaluating your engagement in being the church by looking at what you are doing outside of the church calendar?
Third Dialogue Question:

What do we learn about the byproducts of motivation from this parable?
Fourth Dialogue Question:

What is the difference between a person that needs external motivation and a person that doesn’t?
Respond to simple instructions
When I remove church calendar things, does this describe me?

Micah 6:8

8 He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God
Have a desire to please God
When I remove church calendar things, does this describe me?

Psalm 40:5-8

5 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. 6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—but my ears you have opened— burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. 7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll. 8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
Have an upside down measure of success
When I remove church calendar things, does this describe me?

Matthew 23:11-12

11 The greatest among you will be your servant. 12 For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.
Energized by relationship with God
When I remove church calendar things, does this describe me?

John 4:34

34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.”

Philippians 4:12-13

12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Embrace that measuring success is internal not external
When I remove church calendar things, does this describe me?

Mark 12:41-44

41 Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. 42 But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few cents. 43 Calling his disciples to him, Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. 44 They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.”
Fifth Dialogue Question:

When I take away church things, (how) do these things still describe me?
How does that question challenge and/or focus you?

Respond to simple instructions
Have a desire to please God
Have an upside down measure of success
Be energized by relationship with God
Embrace that measuring success is internal not external
Sixth Dialogue Question:

What are the differences between being and doing when it comes to trust/trustworthiness?
Final Dialogue Question:

What do you need to process today in order to have more space/time/energy to address “being”?
Take It Deeper Questions:

Read Micah 6:1-8.
When have you felt undeserving? (undeserving of a good thing or a bad thing)
What does it mean to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God?
Why does God ask for these things specifically?
Where have you had evidence of these things in the past?
How did those moments look, feel and impact yourself and others?
How are you focused, challenged and encouraged by this text in Micah?

Bible Reading Plan:

Jude 1
Revelation 1
Revelation 2
Revelation 3
Revelation 4