StoneBridge Community Church
Ancient Wisdom for a New Year: Don’t Watch Your Step
Interim Pastor Neal Nybo
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 4:25 PM

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Don’t Watch Your Step

We are often told, "Watch your step!" In other words, watch where you are going, tread lightly. But that’s not always the best advice. There are times when we can’t anticipate every possibility. Seldom does a familiar road lead to somewhere new. New, or uncommon wisdom, may dictate that we trust the process and trust God in the process.
1. Keep your eyes on the goal.

Hebrews 12: 1, 2
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.
Reflection Questions
1. What is one word you would use to describe 2020 for your life?
2. Do you usually have goals you are working toward?
3. Are they specific or general?
4. Written down or in your head?
5. What is one goal you would set for yourself if you knew you could achieve it?
2. Pay attention to what’s most important.

Matthew 6:33, 34
Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Reflection Questions
1. Without thinking of goals, what are three most important areas in your life?
2. Do those areas get specific attention on a regular basis?
3. If you were going to start paying attention to what's most important, more effectively, what would you do differently?
3. Falling is the first step in getting up.

Psalm 37:23-24
23 The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him;

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The Bible isn't the only source of inspiration when we are down. Many successful people have fallen, gotten back up, and written about it.
Reflection Questions
1. Describe a time you messed up, had a setback, or in some way fell down.
2. How did you recover from that?
3. How did your experience of God change through that experience?
4. In the coming year, what advice would you give someone worried about falling or failing at something?
Next Step:
Write down three people and three things that are most important to you this year. Carry that note in your purse or wallet.

ALPHA starts January 23rd @ 6:30pm ALPHA is a video discussion series exploring the fundamentals of Christian faith. Designed to generate discussion, each session explores a different faith question. ALPHA is taught internationally and all are welcome. You can expect food, a video teaching, and good conversation. It’s easy, it’s free, and it’s a comfortable place to learn. If you need more information or would like to sign up, give Paul and Katrina Dixon a call at 805-579-8066.

New Session starts January 26th @ 3pm This is a new updated 9-week life-changing program, hosted at StoneBridge Community Church, that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals as part of God's plan for your life. This course includes practical lessons on eliminating debt, building wealth, charitable giving, and much more! FPU takes Biblical concepts and turns them into real action in our lives taught by best-selling author and financial counselor Dave Ramsey. Childcare will be available upon request. Please let us know when you register for the class if you need childcare. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Dean and Beth Huebert at 805-579-8738.

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Mexico Loft House Build • March 13-15, 2020. Interested in building a house for a less fortunate family and combating poverty on an international scale? A team from StoneBridge is partnering with Hands of Mercy to build a loft house in Ojos Negros, Baja Mexico. If you’re experienced in construction or if you can hammer a nail or manage a paintbrush, then you're qualified! Only 9 spaces left. For more information about signing up, contact Pastor Jonathan at (805) 526-5475.

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