Welcome to Nova at Home




Welcome to Nova's gathering for the week of May 17. Here in this online space, you are joining in with hundreds of other people in the South Bay and beyond as you enter into a time of worship in your own home. 


Here is what we have put together for this week:

  • Announcements (6 min.)
  • Worship (11 min.)
  • Message (18 min.)
  • Discussion
  • Prayer
  • Sharing With Others

There is a special children's video lesson available. This lesson will be most effective if you look over the provided lesson guide ahead of time in order to lead your children through some questions and activities.


We hope you find this online gathering to be a blessing. We look forward to seeing you all face-to-face very soon.

Announcements




Please send your prayer requests to prayer@novachurch.org so that our prayer team can be praying for you.


You can continue to financially support Nova’s ministry through tithes, offerings, and Open campaign contributions by giving online at novachurch.org/giving or by sending your support through the mail (4345 Emerald St. Torrance, CA 90503).



Worship


Join the Nova Worship Team by listening or singing out together in your homes.



Alternative Youtube Mirror


The Way

Surrounded

Commission

Discussion


Take some time to think about and discuss these questions with your spouse, small group, family, or friends.



Icebreaker


1. In what kinds of situations do you find it hardest to wait?

 

2. As human beings, do you think we have a tendency to hope? Why or why not?

 

 

First Impressions


As we continue in our Life Interrupted series, what was most challenging, helpful, or interesting to you from this message? Is there something that you disagreed with or were confused about?

 

 

Digging Deeper


Read Jeremiah 29:4-7 and 11-14.

 

1. What specific commands did God give the exiles? (vv. 4-6)

 

2. How did God want the Israelites to think about and react to the place where they now lived? (v. 7) Why?

 

3. Why was it important for the exiles to know that God planned to prosper them and not to harm them?

 

 

Applications


1. Why does God want us to seek Him with our whole heart? What does it mean to you to seek God with your whole heart?

 

2. How does God’s promise of a hope for the future enable you to persevere through the current difficulties in your life?

 

Ask God to strengthen your confidence in Him and to make you patient as you wait for what He has not finished yet.

Prayer

 

When we go through uncertain times, we sometimes find that our mental health becomes fragile. Oftentimes emotions of sadness, anxiety and fear invade our hearts and minds. 


Jesus said in John 16:33, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”



Let us pray for those who are feeling:


  • Depressed – God, be the lifter of our hearts and spirits.

But you, LORD, are a shield around me,

    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

I call out to the LORD,

    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

Psalm 3:3-4


  • Anxious – God, bring us peace and reassurance.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 Peter 5:6-7


  • Fearful – God, be our strength and hope.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8

Sharing with Others


We love that so many people have shared gatherings like this with their friends and family already. We encourage you to continue doing so. You can follow Nova on Facebook and Instagram and share images and links directly from those accounts.


facebook.com/NovaCommunityChurch

instagram.com/novachurch


Or you can always create your own post! 

Use #NovaTogether to see all the different ways people are gathering in their homes to worship or to fellowship with their small groups.


We have also combined the main videos together as an alternative way to view them or to share them with someone who might have a harder time with the website. 


Combined Service Link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQfmva-_nrc