Sermon Based Small Group Information

Why sermon-based small groups?

Fulfill Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20 ESV:

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Follow Pattern of Early Church

Acts 2:46 ESV:

46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,

Demonstrate Love in the Body

John 13:35 ESV:

35 By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

Multiply the Church

Acts 2:47 ESV:

47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Who will be in a sermon-based small group?

Members of Fellowship

I Corinthians 12:27 ESV:

27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.

 

Attendees of Fellowship

I Corinthians 12:12-13 ESV:

12 For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.13 For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body Jews or Greeks, slaves or free and all were made to drink of one Spirit.

 

Curious Seekers

Isaiah 55:6 ESV:

6 Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near

 

Friends of Those in the Group

Proverbs 18:24 ESV:

24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

What is the role of a sermon-based small group leader?

Build a Group & Inform Pastor Greg

Colossians 3:23 ESV:

23 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men

 

Establish Weekly Meeting Time & Place

Galatians 6:2 ESV:

Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

 

Communicate with Group and Lead Discussion

Malachi 3:16 ESV:

16 Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name.

 

Report Weekly Meetings

Psalm 68:11 ESV

11 The Lord gives the word; the women who announce the news are a great host

Where and when will sermon-based small groups meet?

Any Where

Psalm 24:1 ESV:

24 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,

 

Any Time

Ephesians 5:16 ESV:

16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.

 

Sunday Evenings @ Fellowship with childcare

Matthew 19:14 ESV:

14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.

 

Homes, Parks, Restaurants, etc.

Matthew 5:16 ESV:

16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

How will sermon-based small groups continue?

Effectiveness of Leaders

I Timothy 4:12 ESV:

12 Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.

 

Encouragement from Pastor and Coach

I Corinthians 11:1 ESV:

11 Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.

 

Equipping Co-Leader plus Multiplying

II Timothy 2:2 ESV:

and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.

 

Energy of Holy Spirit

John 16:13 ESV:

13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

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