Next Steps RSS feed for this section

Next Steps | Holy Week Reading Plan

palm-sunday

Each day between Palm Sunday and Good Friday, read a passage following Jesus throughout the week. Several passages are listed for each topic, choose to read one or several. As you read, imagine yourself there, make observations, ask yourself what you would expect if you were there, look for what stands out to you, listen to what God wants to say to you through His story.

PDF Version

Continue Reading →

Next Steps | Third Party: Father, Son, and Who? – Work of the Spirit John 16

ThirdParty-front-page

Do you prefer a friend who always agrees with you or one who is willing to tell you the truth? While some of us may choose to avoid having a hard conversation, we might all admit these discussions may actually bring about a deeper, more intimate relationship. Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.

PDF Version

Continue Reading →

Next Steps | Third Party: Father, Son, and Who? – Walking With the Spirit John 15

ThirdParty-front-page

Spiritual growth is scandalously simple–stay connected, fruit happens. But this simple thing is what our lizard brain and flesh fight against. And God sent his Spirit to live in us—not so that we will be filled with the Spirit once a week on Sunday or to occasionally experience the Gifts of His Spirit—these are good—but don’t miss what’s central. God gives the Holy Spirit to empower us every moment of every single day! Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.

PDF Version

Continue Reading →

Next Steps | Third Party: Father, Son, and Who? – Who is the Spirit John 14

ThirdParty-front-page
Have you ever stopped to consider how many things in life are incomplete without some sort of complement? A glass is created to hold a liquid, a light bulb is intended to be a part of a lamp, and you were made to be filled with the Spirit of God. Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.

PDF Version

Continue Reading →

Next Steps | #life24seven – Trusting God Means Knowing God

video

1. In what ways have you seen God at work in your life?

2. In what ways have you experienced the blessing of being devoted to God?

3. In what ways have you experienced the blessing of being devoted to our church family?

4. In what ways do you sense God wants you to grow in devotion to God or to your community?

5. If you follow Jesus, who was the person who helped you follow Him?

6. Who do you believe God has brought into your life that you can serve, love, and influence towards a relationship with Jesus?

Next Steps | State of the Gate

SOTGFRONT-PAGE
It’s easy to equate Gateway with John and Rick and other leaders, but each of us who calls Gateway our home church plays a role in determining the “State of the Gate.” How well do you know your role? Work through the following questions on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through your answers. Continue Reading →

Next Steps | #thestruggleisreal – Generosity

Gateway_Money_Web-Media-front-page
Our society spends billions of dollars each year trying to get us to think about all we don’t have and all we still need to have “enough.” But we will never feel wealthy unless we learn to give from gratitude. Getting more will never make you content, happy, or truly great, only giving more will do that. It’s not an amount issue, it’s a gratitude issue—a heart issue. Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.
PDF Version

Continue Reading →

Next Steps | #thestruggleisreal – Savings

Gateway_Money_Web-Media-front-page
When we think about the infamous “American Dream,” we think about successful careers yielding a gorgeous home with the white picket fence, filled with fancy clothes, beautiful decor, and all the latest gadgets. There is a huge focus on what we can acquire, and having everything we want right now. But what about later? Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.
PDF Version
Continue Reading →

Next Steps | #TheStruggleIsReal – Debt

Gateway_Money_Web-Media-front-page

At the beginning of the new year, our resolutions often concern the physical or financial. Financially we all want to have freedom from debt, be secure with our savings, and feel wealthy and generous. Easier said than done, right? How do we have that experience now and make progress towards that reality? Work through these questions below on your own, and get together with your running partner, life group, or family around the dinner table and talk through them.

PDF Version

Continue Reading →