When October comes around (within the next week) we will be rolling out small groups. For these groups each week, we will provide a discussion guide similar to the one below to help encourage conversation and reflection around the sermon text. Since small groups don’t start this week, use this guide to reflect on the sermon personally or as a family. I hope that this taste of what is to come will get you excited about the opportunities that being part of a small group could bring!
You can learn more about the different small groups being offered and sign up for one by checking the weekly email or the Church Center App.
Sermon Summary: Luke 9:1-6
I. Jesus calls all believers to be involved in the ministry of making disciples, and Jesus gives us everything we need for whatever ministry he calls us to.
II. Jesus gives us His message
III. Jesus gives us His example
IV. Jesus gives us His power
I. Look to Jesus when you feel lost or burdened by your call to the ministry of making disciples
II. Seek out as examples other believers who model Jesus’ character and conviction
III. Seek to be a model of Christian character and conviction to those around you
IV. Show the world that the gospel is true by the power of your love
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.” — John 13:20
“An example can stir our imagination, kindle our idealism and strengthen our resolve, but it cannot remove the stains of our past sin, bring peace to our troubled conscience, or restore our relationships with God.” — John Stott
“It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.” — Hebrews 2:4
“... that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.” — John 17:21
Questions for Personal Response
What makes discipling others difficult? Where do you feel confused or burdened by the call to share the gospel and encourage other believers?
Where do you feel the brokenness of the world most right now? What causes you to long for God’s Kingdom to come fully?
Think about someone who you consider to be a mentor and an example in your Christian walk. In what areas of their conviction and character are they like Jesus?
What kind of example are you setting for those around you? What do your choices reveal about your priorities?
How does love put the power of the gospel on display?