StoneBridge Community Church
Becoming Who We Are Destined to Be: Peace
Interim Pastor Neal Nybo
Locations & Times
  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:30 PM, Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
  • StoneBridge Growth Groups
    Simi Town Center Way, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Sunday 11:59 PM

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When we are not at peace...
1. things seem to bother you more than they should.
2. it’s hard to make your mind up about even simple
3. impulses to eat, drink, spend or crave will be harder
to resist than they otherwise would.
4. we are more likely to favor short-term gains
that will leave us with long-term costs.
5. our judgment suffers.
6. we have less courage.
1. Create an environment for growth.
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. Describe a time you tried to grow something. What kind of environment did you create for it? How well did it grow?
2. Is there something in your life that you have worked at creating an environment for growth and you have seen fruit? For example: Pastor Neal has worked at improving his public speaking through classes, reading and practice. His experience and habits have created an environment where his sermons are more effective now than in the past.
3. Is there an area in your life that needs to see more fruit? What is one way you could improve the environment in order to give it a chance to grow?
2. Jesus practiced acceptance.

The Text In Context

A biblical look at radical acceptance. Radical Acceptance refers to the ability to completely accept a situation exactly as it is in the moment without trying to change it... (read more)
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. Describe a time you had to accept something. Was it hard or easy to do? Why or why not?
2. Is there something you are wrestling with now that may require some acceptance? (you don't have to say what it is)
3. Jesus spent some parts of the day without noise.

The Text In Context

The priority of Jesus’ solitude and silence is everywhere in the Gospels. It’s how he began his ministry. It’s how he made important... (read more)
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. When do you experience silence or quiet on a regular basis?
2. Does your answer to number 1 surprise you?
3. When could you add a time of silence into your week?
4. What might you have to turn off to make silence possible?
4. Jesus added positive instead of just removing negative.
We can have peace. We just can’t have it fast.
We can have serenity. We just can’t have it loud.
Personal Reflection / Growth Group Questions
1. Is there an area of your life or your mind that could use positive input?
2. Where is a good place for you to start looking for positive input?
3. When this week will you spend time adding positive into your situation?
Three habits we can use to develop peace and serenity in our lives.

Practice acceptance.
Spend parts of the day without noise.
Add positive instead of just removing negative.

Learning about spiritual practices

The habits and suggestions talked about are examples of creative spiritual disciplines. Find out more about the idea of spiritual disciples in this article.

Interested in building a house for the homeless and affecting poverty on an international scale? A team from StoneBridge is partnering with Hands of Mercy to build a loft house in Ensenada, Mexico. You can help without traveling further than the StoneBridge parking lot. If you can hammer a nail or manage a paintbrush, you’re qualified! Come when you can and leave when you must. We’re also collecting items to give to the family once the house is built. Please visit the Ministry Table on the patio after worship to sign up to contribute to the family’s care package.

Jesus was a carpenter, a healer and a teacher. Be like Jesus and join, in partnership with IMPACT, as we return to Haiti to build shade structures, tables, benches, storage cubbies and beds for Pastor Timothy's orphanage. Construction experience helpful. Participate in a medical clinic in Onaville. Individuals with medical experience needed. Or, come spend time with the children leading Bible lessons, crafts, music and games. Minimum age 16. Applications are available now, contact the church office (805) 526-5475. Application deadline: February 28, 2019. IMPACT is offering additional 2019 trips to Puerto Rico, Romania, Ukraine, Honduras, Uganda and Turkey. Trip summaries, dates and application forms are available at Click on Current Trips.

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