Take 5: Pulpit Demeanor, Part 3

Your people need to know that you have their best interests in mind, even when you say hard things.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Annual Report 2014

Our 2014 annual report is now available here online or in print at the RBC welcome desk.
Our Annual Report is designed to provide you with a big-picture overview of what God has been doing in and through Reston Bible Church over the course of 2014.

Scripture tells us in Ephesians 3:20 that Jesus is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine, and we continue to see the truth of this in the life of our church. As we pursue our mission, vision and passion of knowing Christ and making Him known, God has been faithful to provide growth and momentum in many areas of church life here at RBC.

As with each year, this report is not a compilation of our accomplishments, but those of our great and glorious God.

In Psalm 77, the author, Asaph, is struggling with discouragement and feels disconnected from the Lord. A turning point comes in the middle of the Psalm, where he says, “I will remember the deeds of the LORD… I will ponder all Your work and meditate on your mighty deeds.” The result is worship as he then acknowledges the holiness and greatness of “the God who works wonders.”

It is a joy to look back and remember the great things God has done, and the Annual Report allows us an opportunity to do that in the context of our church.

May this year-in-review booklet be an encouragement to deeper worship and more profound trust as we look back and are reminded of the many wonders God has done among us for the glory of His name.

Take 5: Pulpit Demeanor, Part 2

Good leaders are approachable. Invite your people in by being vulnerable and engage them by being safe.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.

Sunday Rewind | 12.14.2014

Sunday Rewind

MUSIC & SCRIPTURE

Open Up The Heavens (Psalm 108:4-5) – Worth It All by Meredith Andrews

O Come All Ye Faithful (John 1:14) – Christ Is Come by Big Daddy Weave

Angels We Have Heard On High (Luke 2:13-14) – Christmas Offerings by Third Day

I Will Look Up (Deuteronomy 7:9) – Only King Forever by Elevation Worship

 

TEACHING: Celebrating Generosity

It’s never natural to give away what you’ve worked for, but God doesn’t ask us to do what comes naturally. Don’t let greed and fear hold generosity hostage.

CLICK HERE FOR THE SERMON AUDIO

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR SHEPHERD GROUPS

  1. What was one thing you found particularly interesting, insightful, helpful or difficult to understand from this sermon?
  2. Who can you think of that is an example of a truly generous person? What makes them generous?
  3. Would you consider yourself a generous person? Why or why not?
  4. Read and discuss Luke 21:1-4. How does this verse celebrate generosity? Where else in scripture do you find generosity celebrated?
  5. In what ways is generosity a discipline?
  6. How does greed hold generosity hostage? What are some signs that greed is holding back your generosity?
  7. “The more you make, the less you want to give.” Have you found this to be true in your life? How can you grow in this?
  8. How does fear hold generosity hostage? What are some signs that fear is holding back your generosity?
  9. What is the difference between being an owner and a steward? If you are a steward – and not the owner – of what God has entrusted you with, how should this spur you to generosity?
  10. How is it a privilege to give sacrificially?
  11. How does the gospel deal with fear and greed? How does the gospel encourage and empower sacrificial generosity?
  12. Spend some time in prayer thanking God for His great generosity toward us in Christ. Pray that He would help us uncover whatever holds us back from being generous.

Take 5: Pulpit Demeanor, Part 1

How do you come across to your people as you teach? A great communicator lacking authenticity blurs the message.

Take 5 is a series of videos for pastors & teachers of God’s Word. Mike Minter, teaching pastor and founder of Reston Bible Church, shares practical wisdom from over 40 years of ministry experience.

For more Take 5 videos, visit vimeo.com/channels/minter or subscribe via RSS here: blog.restonbible.org/category/resources/take-5/feed/

To suggest a topic for Pastor Mike to cover, send an email to questions@restonbible.org.