Peninsula Covenant Church
10/31/21 Message Notes
Message Title: Consequences are Real Date: October 31, 2021
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  • Peninsula Covenant Church
    3560 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061, USA
    Sunday 8:45 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
MESSAGE TITLE: Consequences are Real

DATE: October 31, 2021

SERIES:
Together: Remembering Experiences That Inform Our Future
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The "grace of space"

"Forgetfulness leads to sin." --Professor Jim Bruckner

God never gets a seed wrong

"Curse" looks like existing by is lifeless
"Blessing" looks dynamic and fruitful

Consequence: a result or effect of an action or condition (outcome)

"Terminator" seeds which lead to death: discord, disobedience, and discontentment

Healthy seeds which lead to life: Christ-likeness, compassion, and character
PCC BENEDICTION
Hear, O PCC: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
BEYOND SUNDAY
Like the Israelites in the desert heading toward the Promised Land, we are a faith community heading into a promised future. In this series, Together: Remembering - Experiences that Inform Our Future we will learn from the Israelites’ story, found in the Book of Deuteronomy, about what they were called to remember in order to follow God well. This week, we focus on remembering that consequences are real.

1. Review: In our journey with the Israelites in Deuteronomy, what are you remembering from the book that is impacting your life?

2. In your life, reflect on actions you have taken that have led to positive and or negative consequences. In your narrative, who gets the blame or credit in these situations, God or you?

3. Take time to meditate on this lengthy passage Deuteronomy 28:1-29. What is the core message to the Israelites? Why is God warning them of these things in such a dramatic manner?

4. Today, how is Deuteronomy 28:1-29 still relevant in our lives? Review what Jesus and the Apostle Paul say about reaping and sowing (Matthew 13:36-43/ Galatians 6:7-10). What parallels do you see between these three passages? How does this make you feel?

5. During our transition season as a church body, how might we benefit from understanding that our actions will either bless us or curse us? How do we as a body relate to the metaphor of caring for a plant? What is the role of God’s grace in this process?

6. When it comes to consequences being real in our life, what is God calling you to do?

NEXT STEPS
-Recite Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (The Shema) day/night. Replace Israel with your name/ family’s name.
-Follow the Weekly Listening/Reading Plan for Deuteronomy (Chapter 29-30 by 11/7)
-Engage in Prayer Wed. PCC Noon Time for 30 min (Info/Zoom Link) or last Friday/month live at PCC
-Place a memory of God on the Wall of Remembrance in the back of the Worship Center

Reading and Listening Plan

Find the reading plan with key verses and general topics as we go through Deuteronomy together.

https://wearepcc.com/remembering/

Wednesday Prayer at Noon

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Pastoral Search Process

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