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Corner Church • Sunday, January 9
Acts 14
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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
Prayer Focus:

Missions Focus: Pray for the Trotter family: John, Charity and Amos. The Trotters were part of Corner Church and now serve at a missions school in Atlanta. The school just graduated 14 students who will be serving in places such as India, Uzbekistan, Thailand, the Middle East, and among refugees in the US. Please pray for their direction, safety, enculturation and effectiveness.

Local Focus: Pray for people in your world that are dealing with hardships because of the weather. Pray for an opportunity to be an answer to prayer.

Church Focus: Pray for our March public launch of Corner Church Northeast!
Announcements

Tuesday Morning Prayer, 9a-10a in Corner Coffee North Loop’s Kids Space.

Corner Coffee Camden work day is today starting at noon! Painting, floor replacement and more. No skills required. Lunch will be provided. Please let Zach know if you are coming or if you have any questions: 612.200.6899.

The next semester of Connection Groups is coming, February through April! These groups are a time for growing together and connecting to greater community. Will you lead or co-lead a group? Pray, brainstorm, and plan, and then the next step is to get your group details in at cornerchurch.tv/groups. If you have questions, please connect with Rich Olson at rich@cornerchurch.tv.

We are offering another Partnership Class, Sunday, January 23, 12:30p at Corner Coffee North Loop. Partnership is an official step in membership at Corner Church. The class is a great way for everyone to hear and process our Corner Church Ethos. Lunch and learn. Childcare will be available upon request. Please RSVP at cornerchurch.tv/partnership by January 20.

Sunday, January 23 is Corner Church’s 16th birthday! What were you doing 16 years ago? Where did you live, work, attend school? What has changed since then? How has Corner Church been a part of that change?

Corner Church Missions Trip to Amman, Jordan is coming Feb. 3-11, 2023. On Thursday, January 27 at 7p, we are having an informational meeting at the Woller home. For more info, connect with Kim Heule at heulekimberley@gmail.com.

Join the team. Mark on your connection card any ministry teams you would like to serve on.
Dialogue Question:

What are some common short-term painful things that people choose to endure?
Dialogue Question:

Looking at the list:
What pain(s) would you never choose to endure? Why?
What pain(s) would you willingly endure? Why?
Dialogue Question:

What does it take for you to choose to go down a path of guaranteed challenges, pain, and/or struggle?
What causes you to absolutely avoid going down a path of guaranteed challenges, pain, and/or struggle?
Dialogue Question:

What are some of the impacts, either personal or in relation to others, of giving up when things get difficult?
Opposition was stirred up, so Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there (vs 2-3)
The people saw Paul and Barnabas as deity, but Paul and Barnabas persisted in declaring that they were humans like them, but Jesus is God with us (vs 14-18)
Paul was stoned and dragged out of the city, but after the followers stood around him, he got up and went back into the city (vs 19-20)
They went back to where they faced resistance to encourage them to stick with the truth (vs 21-22)
They set up a system for long term success (vs 23)
They went all the way back to Antioch and they discipled the people there again for a long time (vs 26-28)
Dialogue Question:

Why is it difficult to consistently participate in Jesus’ invitation to make disciples?
Dialogue Question:

What is the radiating impact of the church (us) not being persistent?
Dialogue Question:
Remember our conversation 10 minutes ago:

What does it take for you to choose to go down a path of guaranteed long-term challenges and even struggle?
Dialogue Question:
Thinking about what is happening in Acts 14:

How did the disciples/Paul and Barnabas choose the path of challenges and struggle?
How did they stay persistent?
Why didn’t they give up?
Why did so many followers of Jesus choose to persist even to the point of death?
Dialogue Question:

What are you challenged to process as you see and feel the call to consistently participate in being Christlike in your local?
Take It Deeper Questions
Read Acts 14.
What causes have you been an activist for? What did you do?
What hardship that Paul and Barnabas faced would have been the most discouraging to you?
Why do you think Paul and Barnabas were endlessly persistent?
How are you challenged, focused, encouraged, challenged, and/or frustrated by Paul and Barnabas’ experience?

Bible Reading Plan
Deuteronomy 31
Deuteronomy 32
Deuteronomy 33
Acts 9
Acts 10
Acts 11