NOTES FROM A SERMON PRESENTED BY DR. GREG SLOOP AT THE KANNAPOLIS CHURCH OF GOD. FOR VIDEO OF SERVICES, GO TO THE CHURCH WEBSITE, HTTP://WWW.KCOG.ORG, AND CLICK ON THE LIVESTREAM LINK TO VIEW LIVE OR FOR A REPLAY OF THE SERVICES. YOU MAY ALSO WATCH LIVE OR A REPLAY ON the DR. Greg SLOOP FACEBOOK PAGE. FOR AUDIO OF THE SERVICES, GO To THE WEBSITE, kcog.org, AND CLICK ON THE MEDIA PAGE.

January 9, 2022

  • Week One Recap
    • Paul’s Resolve
      • Start Strong
      • Stay Strong
      • Finish Strong
    • Caleb’s Stamina
      • Never Give Up
      • Give Me This Mountain

Focus

2 Timothy 2:1–7 (NKJV)

1 You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

  • Strength
  • Replication
  • Endurance
  • Excellence

4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.
5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
6 The hardworking farmer must be first to partake of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.

  • No Entanglement
  • Playing by the Rules
  • Eating of the Fruit of One’s Labor

Objectives for 2022

  • Deepening Spiritually and Relationally
  • Becoming More Visible in the Community and in the Kingdom
  • Growth Numerically and Spiritually
  1. Deepening Spiritually and Relationally
    Personal Devotional Lives
    Discipleship Opportunities
    Sunday school
    Prayer Meetings
    Bible Studies
    New Convert Classes
    Discipleship Classes
    Church Membership
    Mentoring
    Church Fellowship Groups
    Church Fellowship Events
    Spiritual Emphasis in all age group and gender-based ministries (Children, Youth, Senior Adults, Men, Women, etc.)
  2. Becoming More Visible in the Community & the Kingdom
    Outreach
    Big Elm
    Community Events
    Personal Witnessing
    Participation in Government and Community Events Locally
    Participation in Missions Events and Ministry Around the Country and Around the World
    Giving to Community Organizations and World Missions Projects
  3. Growth Numerically and Spiritually
    Invite family, friends, co-workers to Big Church Events
    Invite them to regular church services
    Pray for Revival and Evangelism
    Pray for souls in the altars
    Hospitality Ministry
    Visitor follow-up, recruitment, and inculcation
    Emphasis on Discipleship
  • Takeaway Thoughts
    • To Finish Strong, it takes:
      • Strength
      • Reproduction
      • Endurance
      • Excellence
    • But above all, it takes Focus:
      • Minimize Distractions
      • Play by the Rules
      • And Then, You Can Eat the Fruits of Your Labor

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