Sermon Based Small Group Information
Fulfill Great Commission
Matthew 28:18-20 ESV:
8 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.
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.
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.
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:
2 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
Psalm 24:1 ESV:
24 The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein,
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.
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:
2 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.