Today, Adult Discipleship Pastor Jason Scott brings the next message in our series, Messy Church, called “Messy Groups.” We’re in a sermon series through the book of 1 Corinthians examining how God’s grace comes into the mess of our lives and transforms us. Jason explains it is a lot easier to keep relational distance from people and their messiness. It protects us from their problems, our differences, and disagreements. But God uses our differences through life-on-life discipleship, to shape and mold us into what we are becoming, more like Jesus.
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  • Chapel Rock Christian Church
    2020 N Girls School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46214, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM

Welcome to Chapel Rock!

Our vision is to see "the whole community, whole in Christ!" To that end, if you would like more information about our ministries or want to sign-up for an activity you’ve seen in the bulletin, please stop by the Information Center in the Foyer. If you are relatively new to Chapel Rock and have questions or need to talk with someone or you would like one of our leaders to pray with you, please visit the Next Step room (look for the yellow awning) immediately following the service. You can also find additional information on our website.
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National Back to Church Sunday
Come celebrate National Back to Church next Sunday, September 19, from 12 — 2 p.m. Invite friends and family members as we gather for this exciting event! There will be food trucks, inflatables for the kids, and much more in our north parking lot.

Women’s Bible Study
Once upon a time there existed a version of our faith that was. . .Irresistible. Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World. Join our fall women’s Bible study as we jump into a six-week video/study series by Andy Stanley. Have questions? Stop by our kiosk in the Foyer to get answers or to register for the study. Classes start on Thursday, September 16. Morning and evening classes are being offered.

Welcome to the Rock
Join us for lunch and conversation time for those interested in finding out more about Chapel Rock. This is a chance to meet some of our leaders and Lead Pastor Casey Scott and listen as he shares the vision for our church and our community on Sunday, September 26, at 12:30 p.m. in FH 14. Register online at or call the church office (317) 247-9739 and we will be happy to get you registered.

Rooted Experience
Register for Rooted which starts this Wednesday, September 15. Go to or visit the Rooted kiosk today. The first 10 registrants receive 50% off, for a great price of only $12.50. Register soon to receive the discount, there’s still a few spots left! Thereafter, the cost is $25 per person, and includes a $15 book, banquet, and more.

Family Ministry Fall Party
Families of children through grade 5 are invited to a fun night of hayrides, games, hot dogs, campfire signing, and bonfire at Nehemiah Ranch in Avon on Friday, September 17, from 6 — 9 p.m. Please go to for directions, information, and to RSVP.

Women’s Ministry Events
Women’s Ministry is excited to announce our fall scheduled events. So ladies, mark your calendars and come join us for lots of fun and fellowship. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Fall Shopping Trip — 10/23 , The Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, KY. Registration will be October 3, 10, and 17.

Pumpkin Delight — 11/6, registration will be October 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Christmas Tea — 12/8, registration will be November 21, 28, and December 5.

Chapel Rockets Movie Day
Movie Day will be Thursday, September 16, at 1 p.m. in the Family Room. Please bring a movie snack to share with others.

Operation Christmas Child
After sorting current donations, we ESPECIALLY NEED: bar soap, anchor toys (soccer balls, small footballs, Barbies/dolls, anything that makes a kid say “WOW”, coloring books and paper for school. Contact Judy Heuss at for more information.

CRCC Missions
A team of Chapel Rock members are leaving today to travel with FAME to Brazil. They will be part of a medical team traveling on a boat to provide for spiritual and medical needs to villages along the Amazon River. Please be in prayer for the Kingdom success for this group. CRCC team members are: Loni Burley, Phyllis Lish, Larry and Debbie McLoed, Mack Overton, Holly Dowler, Chrissa Belcher, Vicki Crawford, and Patsy Phillips.

Snyder Life Group
Regardless of adult age, whether single or married, you are invited to join this Life Group in their journey through the letter of 1st Peter as they unpack kingdom living in a far-from-perfect world. They meet every other Tuesday beginning September 14, at 7:30 p.m. in room WC 105. Contact Jan at or call 317-557-6235.

We Extend Sympathy to
Mark and Liz Swinney on the death of his brother, Jim Swinney, who passed away on Wednesday, August 25. Service was held on September 8, in Mooresville.
Chapel Rock practices an 'open communion' meaning that if you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are welcome to participate in the communion service. The elder/staff member giving the devotion will provide instructions.
Chapel Rock’s Vision:
To See the Whole Community
Whole in Christ

Jason Scott
Adult Discipleship Pastor

Series: Messy Church
Sermon: Messy Groups
> 1 Corinthians 11-13

Today’s Big Idea
The way through our differences is to recognize what the Spirit does in each.

In the early Church Christians met in homes mostly out of necessity due to persecution. But small enough so you couldn’t live anonymously among fellow Christians. Regardless of the size of a group, they do get messy at times. In our text this morning we’ll examine two messes of a messy group: 1) neglecting the needs of one another; and 2) neglecting the value of one another.

Neglecting the Needs of One Another
> 1 Corinthians 11:17 – 22

The problem: During communion there was division, drunkenness, and people were left hungry and humiliated. Their actions didn’t portray a love for one another, rather showed that they despised the church.

To get this mess corrected, turn to 1 Corinthians 11:17 – 22.

The way through this mess is to learn to examine ourselves in relationship to others.

Neglecting the Value of One Another
> 1 Corinthians 12:12 – 26

The problem: Pride was creating divisions, neglecting the value of each other. Class distinction should have been left at the door, but it wasn’t – causing division. Each of the brothers and sisters in Christ through baptism had the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Division came when the spiritual gifts and abilities of others were viewed as inferior and less honorable, and they began falling into cliques.

Diversity in the body is absolutely necessary; see 1 Corinthians 12:17-20.

Paul shows sensitivity to those who were made to feel that they had received no special spiritual gift. He encourages the “‘unglorious members’ that they are not any less part of the body than the glorious.”
~ Margaret Mitchell

The way through this mess is to recognize each person deserves the same care.

God bestows each person with honor - we need to recognize this - and value each other as God does. We're differently gifted, but equally valued and mutually cared for.

What led to a lot of the messiness of the Corinthian church was their own making which was a lack of love. See 1 Corinthians 13:1 – 3. Paul continues to teach us love is present and active and never-ceasing.

The remedy for this group of Corinthians was to put love into action!

Read Ahead for Next Week
Messy Hope | 1 Corinthians 15