Forcey Bible Church
Last Things First - "The Next Thing"
A new series from the Gospel of John about what life might look like if Jesus’ last words were our first priorities. Message #9, "THE NEXT THING" - Rev. Michael Foster, Rev. Lonnie Harris and Rev. Mike Maslin
Locations & Times
  • Forcey Bible Church
    2130 E Randolph Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
Sermon Note
The Next Thing.....

This morning we will review and respond to what we have heard as we have asked the question, “What if Jesus’ last words became our first priorities?”
Remember Who God is
Remember Who we are
Determine What “to do”
Having understood Jesus’ last words in John 13-17, what next thing is Jesus asking you to do in order to make His last words your first priorities?
o Review our memory verses from this series: John 13:34-35, 14:6, 14:13-14, 14:16-17, 15:5, 16:33, 17:17-18, 17:22-23

o Go to or sign-up at end of service today to take one of these specific next steps:

Love – Help our “Care Team” in providing meals and encouragement to people in our church family as needed.

Believe – Attend our new “Begin” class for six weeks starting 11/4 which is designed to help you in your early steps of following Jesus.

Pray – Join us for the next three Wednesday nights of prayer, including a special Thanksgiving service of Praise on 11/14

Go – Help guide others who are getting started in following Jesus by being part of our “Go Team” Efforts.

Unite – Host a “Unity Meal” in the next month and invite someone you don’t know very well. Ask and answer the question: What is something about you I don’t already know that would help me to understand you better?
1. Think back through the messages we have heard from John 13-17 on the Topics of Love, Believe, Pray, Receive (the Spirit), Stay, Endure, Go, and Unite. Which message has meant the most to you and why?
2. Is there a particular moment from any message that has stood out to you the most? Or a particular verse in one of the passages? Why?
*Consider reading out loud together as a group all of John 13-17 in order to better remember and meditate on God’s Word!
3. Share an example of how understanding the context of John 13-17 has helped you to understand a certain verse or idea in a passage.
4. How has your understanding of the Father, or the Son, or the Spirit grown through this series – or your understanding of the trinity as a whole?
5. What aspect of “Who we are” stood out to you from the message today? Why?
6. How might your “To-Do” list change if Jesus’ last words really became your first priorities?
7. Read James 1:22-25. What is God teaching us to do in these verses?
8. What is one practical step you can take to apply something you have heard from John 13-17? When will you take this step? Who can hold you accountable to this?

Next Steps...

How might the Spirit of God be calling you to take the next step in your spiritual growth & involvement here at Forcey Bible Church...

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40 Days of Prayer - 9/19 - 10/28, Daily Prayer Points
We rejoice in how God has faithfully answered our prayers in this 40-Day season for:
o Major Transitions – Ron & Glenda, Pastor roles & responsibilities, Vision
o Churchwide Events – Missions Conference (10/8-14), Annual Meeting (10/21), Trunk or Treat (10/27)
o Strategic Directions – Care Team Re-launching, Go Team Launching,
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Praying Together
Next 3 WEDNESDAY nights! – 6:45 to 8:00 – TeamKID provided for children
Our next three Wednesday nights of corporate prayer will focus on:
o 10/31 – Deliver us from Evil
o 11/7 – Prayers for the Persecuted Church
o 11/14 – Thanksgiving Service of Praise