Digital Worship Guide
July 25 / 26

Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids
(Fuel for the Night: Matthew 25:1-13 | Combustible para la Noche: Mateo 25:1-13)

Bilingual Worship Service

This week Pastor Josh and Pastor Esteban will continue in the series, “Essential Stories,” as they teach from the Parables of Jesus. Following is a guide that will help you and your family engage in this time of worship during, following and in the week to come. We are glad you have joined us on the journey!

HOST: Welcome and Opening Prayer

Post-Service Reflection / Reflexión sobre el Mensaje

As we conclude our time of worship, consider these questions.
Considera las siguientes preg
untas:

Reflect: Take a moment to think about what from the passage and message impacted you most.
Reflexiona: Toma un momento para pensar acerca de lo que te impacto mas del servicio y del mensaje.

Share: What verses or points made an impact on you today and why?
Comparte: ¿Que versos o puntos del mensaje te impactaron y por qué?

Pray: Have one person pray a blessing over the group.
Comparte: ¿Que versos o puntos del mensaje te impactaron y por qué?

For families with young children, you can watch Pastor Josh’s message to kids and find more Faith Kids resources here: Faith Kids.

Keep Growing …

In light of this weekend’s sermon, following are some ways that we can continue to grow in our relationship with Jesus both personally and in connection with others. (To join or lead a Life Group or to access leader’s notes visit here: Life Groups Online.)

Discuss (Life Group Questions)

1. What is a recent example of a time in your life where, if you could go back and do something over, you most certainly would? Why?

2. What are some of the lessons you have learned from this parable?

3. Discuss the importance and priority of having a Spirit-empowered faith. What are some of the marks of such a faith? How does one cooperate with God to keep it so? How do you know when you’re losing focus or shifting the power source away from God to yourself?

Spiritual Practice

Using the practice of Lectio Divina, meditate on Proverbs 8:22-36.

Memory Verse

Matthew 25:13

Prayer

Father, thank you for teaching us through your stories, thank you for giving us pictures through your words so our hearts and minds can understand your truth. Please allow us to prepare our hearts through the mighty power of your Spirit and with the help of your grace, so our lamps burn bright with your love and truth. Let us be ready so we can rejoice with you. In Jesus’ precious and powerful name, Amen.

Community

Think about the people God has put in your life, who comes to mind? First write their names down and commit to prayer for them. Second, call them, say hello and see how they are doing. Third, encourage them to seek Jesus this week.

Going Deeper

Study Luke 12:35-48

EFCC Ministry Resources

Faith Kids | Junior High | High School | Young Adults | Sermons