LOOK BACK (1/3 of your time)


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


  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 Acts 2:36-47 to cast vision for being church together.

Read the Command: In Matthew 22:37-39, Jesus says…

Tell the Story: The Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37

Retell the story together.

Read the story aloud.


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


Practice retelling the story or the 3-Circles.

Explore More:

  1. What is “love”? John 15:13 and 1 Corinthians 13
  2. Why do we Love? John 13:34-45, Because Jesus loved us first. Love teaches the world about Jesus.
  3. Who do we love? Matthew 22:37-39 - First we need to love God, then we need to love our neighbors.
  4. How do we love? John 14:15 - Loving Jesus means we obey Him. John 21:17 - Loving others means telling them what God has done for you.

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?


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.