Gather

LOOK BACK (1/3 of your time)

Check-In

Share a meal, or refreshment. Go around the group and introduce yourselves and talk through a “Get to know you” question.

Check-Up

  1. How did you obey?
  2. Who did you train?
  3. Did You share your story, or God's story with anyone?

Share the Simple Church Vision using the handout (click here for pdf)

LOOK UP (1/3 of your time)

Read the Command: In Hebrews 10:24-25, Jesus says…

Tell the Story: The first church from Acts 2:36-47

Retell the Story together.

Read the Story aloud.

Discover:

Pray then use the Sword Bible Study Method to discuss the story and reveal its meaning for our lives.

Practice:

Practice retelling the story or the 3-Circles.

Explore More:

  1. Who is the church? Acts 2:41 - Baptized believers in Jesus
  2. What does a church gathering do? Acts 2:36-41 - Proclaim the gospel & make disciples; baptize believers, obey God’s Word, take Lord’s Supper, Pray, Love and fellowship together, give to each other's needs, Praise and Worship God.
  3. When does a church gather?Acts 2:46, Hebrews 10:24-25 - Regularly.
  4. Where does a church gather?Acts 2:46, 5:42, 17:5-7, 18:7, 19:9, 20:20; Romans 16:1-5; 1 Cor. 16:19; Col. 4:15; Philemon 1:1-2 - Homes
  5. Why does the church gather? 1 Corinthians 10:31, Hebrews 10:24-25 - Glorify God, encourage, and hold one another accountable.

LOOK Forward (1/3 of your time)

OBEY - TRAIN - SHARE (never skip)

Have everyone in the group pray for the spirit to show them how to answer these questions, then make commitments, write the commitments down and share commitments with the group each week.

  1. How will you obey this passage?
  2. With who will you share your story or God's story with?

COMMISSION & PRAYER

Pray and ask God to prepare the hearts of the people who will be hearing about Jesus this week. Ask him to give you the strength to be obedient to your commitments.

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