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 6: 9-13, Jesus says…

Tell the story: Jesus teaches about Prayer in Matthew 6: 5-15

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. Why do we pray? Matthew 6: 9-13 - God hears us. We desire His will to be done on earth.
  2. How do we pray? By simply talking with God.
    1. “Our Father...” = God is your heavenly father
    2. “Hallowed be your name...” = Ask for God to glorify himself through your life
    3. “Your kingdom come, Your will be done... ” = Surrender to God’s kingdom and will being done in and through your life
    4. “Give us today our daily bread...” = Ask for your needs
    5. “Forgive us our debts...” = Ask for forgiveness of any sin
    6. “Deliver us from the evil one...” = Pray for the deliverance when you face temptation

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.