SUNDAY MESSAGES

Discipleship Part 4: Don’t Settle For Less!

Questions from the Message:

  1. What times in your life when you felt most connected to God? How have you maintained that connection?
  2. Am I in a journey of discipleship where I continually crave the Word of God and be satisfied by it at least as much, and preferably more than I am by other things in my life? 
  3. How do you typically connect with God?
  4. Have you ever tried practicing a spiritual discipline? What was it? How did you go?
  5. Which spiritual discipline/s can you commit to practising this day/week/ month?

Discipleship Part 3: Gospel Identity – A Disciples Heart

Questions from the message:

  1. What image of salvation in Scripture is most meaningful for you? (e.g. being adopted, forgiven, redeemed, saved, or reconciled.) Why?
  2. What are the clues that reveal whether your actions are gospel-motivated or selfishly motivated? Have there been times in your life when you’ve been doing the right things with the wrong attitude?
  3. Where are the places other than Jesus that you might tend to base your identity on?
  4. How does the gospel, through your daily journey of discipleship, help you when you realise that you are placing your worth in something, or someone, other than Jesus?

Discipleship Part 2: Our Journey of Daily Discipleship

Questions from the message:

  1. Think of a time or times in your life when you have grown as a Disciple of Jesus.  What were you doing then, that you could be doing now – both in your own life and in the discipling of others?
  2. How can you be more intentional in putting your knowledge into action in the relationships you have in your life?
  3. What does ‘giving up your own way’ (Luke 9:23) look like for you?
  4. What does that look like? What does following Jesus look like for you?

Discipleship Part 1: The Three Little Pigs

Questions from today’s message:

  1. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means committing to a life-long journey of Discipleship – that is, not only personally growing to become more and more like Jesus, but also in the discipleship of others to do the same? What does that look like for You? Who are you discipling?
  2. Whom do you believe Jesus might be calling you to walk with in discipleship?
  3. Do you need help in identifying someone who can help you in your own journey of discipleship?
  4. Which ‘little pig’ are you? Are you one more than the other? A little bit of all?
  5. If you are not in a discipleship relationship with someone, what is stopping you?

Lockdown lesson #5 Encourage, Don’t Discourage

Questions from today’s message:

  1. When you spend time alone with God – reading His Word – and seeking His voice – how are you being encouraged? 
  2. What does my journey of spiritual growth look like? Do I need to work harder to become more Christlike in my thoughts, words, and actions?  
  3. What does the measure of my love and faith in Jesus look like? Is it an encouragement to those around me? 
  4. How can you encourage, and be an encouragement, to someone this week?

Lockdown Lessons #4 One Day at a Time

Questions from today’s message:

  1. Do you spend time worrying about tomorrow? What steps could you take each day to eliminate that worry from your life? 
  2. How do you show your thankfulness to Jesus for how He provides for you?
  3. What does ‘learning to trust in God’s enabling for each day’ look like for you?
  4. How, as you have trusted Him, has God provided for you? (Write these down over the next weeks and then reflect on them – or share them with your family and friends as examples of living one day at a time.)
  5. God has given you one day at a time. What are you going to do with each day?

Lockdown Lessons #3: God will take care of you

Questions from the message:

  1. Where has there been times in your life when you have felt that God has been silent?  As you look back in that ‘silence’ are you able to see God working? How?
  2. Have you ever experienced something in your life that defies explanation?  It was so surprising that you just couldn’t explain it?
  3. How often do we moan and groan about circumstances and situations and have doubts about whether or not God is present in whatever it is we are experiencing?
  4. Have you really claimed the promise that whatever your circumstances, God will take care of you?

Lockdown Lesson #2: The First Seven Words of The Church

Questions from today’s lesson:

  1. Has God already provided the resources – has He already ‘called’ – and you just haven’t picked up the phone yet?
  2. Can you identify ONE person this week whom you can minister to in the name of Jesus Christ? How will you do that?
  3. Are you spending time ‘just looking at Christ as He just looks at you?’ Where are the times in your day when you can practice the presence of God?
  4. As you practice the presence of Christ, what, as the church, as a child of God can you do?

Lockdown Lessons: #1 Being in God’s will, not our own.

Questions from the message:

  1. When have you been a ‘Jonah’ – where God was sending you in one direction and you were simply determined to go the other way? Is that happening in your life now?
  2. Am I rebelling against God’s will for me today? Am I running from God?
  3. What is stopping you from running towards God? God has great faith in your Gifts and abilities – do you?
  4. Understand that God has given you the passions you have. How are you using those passions to influence His Kingdom?
  5. Are you surrendering your ‘ALL’ to Jesus?

The Power of Positive Thinking

Questions from this week’s message:

  1. Positive thinking allows us to have every chance of being the ‘non-anxious presence’ of Jesus Christ to our friends, our neighbours and our family. Where is God using you to be that right now?
  2. Where in your life has God built your confidence? In what situations, places, and times have you been able to claim God’s promise: “I am with you?”
  3. Have there been times in your life when, faced with a situation in front of you, you have doubted the power of God? If so, how have you turned that around and seen God work through that time?
  4. Attitude is everything! What will it take in your life to accept God’s call and understand that He doesn’t call the equipped… He equips the called?