Corner Church • North Loop MPLS • Uptown MPLS • Camden MPLS
Corner Church • November 22 • ONLINE ONLY because of COVID restrictions
Success - Local - Early - Together
Locations & Times
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  • Corner Coffee In The North Loop
    514 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401, USA
    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
Prayer Focus:

Missions Focus: Pray for Brian, Christa and Tori Isidore, missionaries to Denmark. Pray for Denmark’s dealing with the COVID-19. Pray for their health, safety and connection during the holiday season.

Community: Pray for neighborhood businesses, their ownership and employees.

Church Community: Pray for opportunity and direction in connection in this next season of lockdown. Pray for opportunity to be community.
First Dialogue Question:

How do you know that something is important to you internally?
Second Dialogue Question:

How do you know that something is important to you externally?
Third Dialogue Question:

What happens when we see internal beliefs/values and external actions as separate things that aren’t connected?
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.
James 2:14-17

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

Mark 12:31

31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

James 2:8-9

8 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. 9 But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers.

Galatians 5:14

14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Romans 10:14

10 Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.

Deuteronomy 15:10-11

10 Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to. 11 There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be open-handed toward your fellow Israelites who are poor and needy in your land.
Fourth Dialogue Question

Who is your local? How can you have more capacity in connecting with your local now?
Proverbs 3:27-28

27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you.

Matthew 25:34-36

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

1 John 3:16-18

16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? 18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
Fifth Dialogue Question:

What are some examples of needs in your local that could be met early? How can you be more intentional in meeting those needs now?
Romans 12:3-8

3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. 4 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; 7 if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; 8 if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.

1 Corinthians 12:12-14

12 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 14 Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.
Sixth Dialogue Question

Who is your “together” in meeting needs in your local? How can you be more intentional in partnering with them?
Google search: What is success? Talk about what is there and what is not there.
Final Dialogue Question:

What is success?

With the perspective that determining the environment where success is evaluated is impactful
With the perspective that internal is essential in finding success
With the perspective that external is a part of finding success
With local, early and together in perspective
With the parable Jesus shared about success in perspective
With what we see and don’t see in the Google search about success
Success is not simple quantity
Success is intentional not passive
Success is now and not yet
Take it Deeper Questions

Read Matthew 25:14-30.
If someone said they had a story for you and then shared this parable, how would you respond? Why?
Who are you in the parable? Master, Servant 1, Servant 2 or Servant 3? Why?
With the parable in mind: what things have you been entrusted with in this season? What does not being passive about those things look like? What is success with those things in this season?

Bible Reading Plan

Revelation 5
Revelation 6
Revelation 7
Revelation 8
Revelation 9
Revelation 10