StoneBridge Community Church
"Refraction and Gratitude" - Matthew 18:23-33
Youth & Family Ministries Director Ryan Joslin
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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Sermon Outline

I. What is my Gratitude for?

II. Scripture

III. We are Prisms

IV. Failure to Act

V. Sanctification and Vision

VI. A Transformative Gratitude
NEXT STEPS:

1) Each day come up with 3 things you are grateful for and add them to a list. At the end of the week reflect and look for themes in your gratitude.

2) Spend time this week considering how all that is good in life is a gift from God. How can you use these gifts to affect your community?
3) Take the time this week to contact someone in your life and tell them that you are grateful for them.
GROWTH GROUP / PERSONAL REFLECTION QUESTIONS

1) What are gifts in life that you may have taken for granted or forgotten?

2) How do you think God is calling you to use the gifts you have in life for the Kingdom of God?

3) How has gratitude made you more empathetic and aware in life? If it hasn't, what do you think will happen inside of you if you choose to use gratitude in this way?

4) How do you think following Christ and gratitude are related to one another?
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