Life Groups Study – Week Of 03/21/2021
March 21, 2021
Life Groups Study – Week of 03/21/2021
My Message Highlight
This week Pastor Lennon discussed the role that we can play in bringing others to faith in Christ. What stood out to you, impacted you, or confused you?
QUESTION: Jesus is the point of everything, but the church plays an important role. How did you first come to visit a church?
Let’s Go Deeper Into This Weeks Message
- You never know what is going on in someone’s life. Right now may be the best time to invite.
Acts 26:13–16 King Agrippa, while on the road at midday, I saw a light from heaven brighter than the sun, shining around me and those traveling with me. 14 We all fell to the ground, and I heard a voice speaking to me in Aramaic, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’15 “I asked, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ “And the Lord replied, ‘I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting. 16 But get up and stand on your feet. For I have appeared to you for this purpose, to appoint you as a servant and a witness of what you have seen and will see of me.
QUESTION: Reflect for a bit this encounter Saul (Paul) has with Jesus. While Saul doesn’t know who Jesus is, it is obvious that Jesus knows Saul. What does Jesus know about him that reveals God’s thoughts toward us even before we accept Him?
QUESTION: No one becomes a Christian without God drawing them to Himself (John 6:44). How did God “get your attention”?
- Coming to church with someone is so much easier than coming alone.
John 1:40–42 Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed him. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and told him, “We have found the Messiah”, (which is translated “the Christ”), 42 and he brought Simon to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, he said, “You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas” (which is translated “Peter”).
QUESTION: Do you find it easy (whether by invitation to church or personal evangelism) to bring others to Jesus? Why or why not?
- Everyone needs to hear the Gospel.
Romans 10:13–15 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
QUESTION: God really will save EVERYONE who calls on Him. What can we learn from these verses about our responsibilities as a church?
- Everyone needs to be fought for…and every Christian needs to be to fight for someone.
Luke 5:17–20 On one of those days while he was teaching…the Lord’s power to heal was in him. 18 Just then some men came, carrying on a stretcher a man who was paralyzed. They tried to bring him in and set him down before him. 19 Since they could not find a way to bring him in because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on the stretcher through the roof tiles into the middle of the crowd before Jesus. 20 Seeing their faith he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”
QUESTION: The paralyzed man would have never been able to get before Jesus on his own. What are some specific ways we can ‘fight for’ those we want to see changed by Jesus?
QUESTION: Notice that Jesus forgives the man’s sins before healing his body. In fact, Jesus heals the man’s body to prove his authority to forgive sin! What might this say about the greatest needs people have?
- We need to be reminded of just how much Jesus changes people.
Philemon 1:6 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
QUESTION: Have you had the privilege of leading someone to Christ? Describe the process. How did that impact YOU?
QUESTION: Do you feel that a hesitance among Christians to tell others about is an issue of the heart, or of training? Why?