Hive – Honeycomb

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Hive – Honeycomb

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Hive - Honeycomb

In this second installment of Ventura Lighthouse Church’s Hive series – Honeycomb; we continue our exploration of the life and lives of a bee hive as it relates to our life and lives in the church. The sole purpose of the worker bee, whose lifespan is only 6-8 weeks, is to store up honey for the hive to survive the winter. Just like it’s our purpose in the church for the older to store up testimony, faith, and encouragement for the next generations in the church.

To follow along with Pastor Matt’s message, check out the notes here:

1 – Store Honey

1 Samuel 30:6-7
And David was greatly distressed: for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons, and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God. Then he said to Abiathar the priest, “Bring me the ephod!” So Abiathar brought it.
A – Store Testimony
B – Store Worship
C – Store Relationships

2 – Store Future Generations

1 Corinthians 14:26

Well, my brothers and sisters, let’s summarize. When you meet together, one will sing, another will teach, another will tell some special revelation God has given, one will speak in tongues, and another will interpret what is said. But everything that is done must strengthen all of you.

A – Built up
B – Frequently 
C – Community

3 – Protection
1 Corinthians 12:25-27

25 The way God designed our bodies is a model for understanding our lives together as a church: every part dependent on every other part, the parts we mention and the parts we don’t, 26 the parts we see and the parts we don’t. If one part hurts, every other part is involved in the hurt, and in the healing. If one part flourishes, every other part enters into the exuberance. 27 You are Christ’s body – that’s who you are! You must never forget this. Only as you accept your part of that body does your “part” mean anything.

A – From Winter
B – From Predators