Feb. 06, 2022
Begin Again – A New Thing
Primary Text: Isaiah 43:18-19 February 5 & 6, 2022
Previous Teachings: Celebration Connect series
1) What We Believe
Vision: Celebration Church seeks to worship Jesus in Spirit and Truth without fear, while also being a place to heal--emotionally, physically, and spiritually. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2) Our Godly Design -- Personalities
a) Rose Bushes b) Pine Trees c) Palm Trees d) Boxwoods
3) Spiritual Gifts
a) Natural Gifts b) Supernatural Gifts c) Church Leadership Gifts
4) Service to the Body
Galatians 5:13-14: Do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. The entire law is summed up in a single command: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
This Week’s Teachings
1) A New Thing
Isaiah 43:18: "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland."
DQ 1) What should we remember from the past? What should we
DQ 2) What new things is God doing in you…in your family
members…in Celebration Church…in the global
church…in the world in general?
2) The New Covenant
Luke 22:19-20: And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you."
DQ 3) Define the New Covenant described in Luke 22:20. What
does it mean?
3) A New Creation
2 Corinthians 5:17: Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
DQ 4) Describe how people become “new creations” in Christ.
What takes place? What are the ramifications?
4) The New Jerusalem
Revelation 21:1-5: Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true."
DQ 5) What is the New Jerusalem?
DQ 6) How will life be different in the new heaven and earth?
DQ 7) In what ways do you need to “Begin Again”?