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Final Epiphany Sunday…Superbowl!  Mission as Super Celebration of Discipleship

Transformation and Witness

In many ways, the test of our discipleship comes down to a day like today, our faith promise Sunday. It’s the day we put our money where our mouth is, our resources where our hearts are, the treasure where our feet go. Therefore giving as we heard in October brings freedom and celebration! This needs to be taught in and through every generation!

Today’s Takeaways: That our people would know that the fruit of discipleship is mission! That Discipleship without mission is self-indulgent and mission without discipleship is self-defeating. Today is all about love, the love that Jesus pours into us, that we then have the privilege of helping to pour into another!

The constant takeaway is this: People would know that Discipleship is learning to love, look and live more like Jesus.

 

Scriptures

Psalm 99
Acts 1:6-8                 Be my witnesses in the 3’h’s
Matthew 28: 16-20   The Great Commission

Teaching Questions/Ideas

Up to God in Worship

Through the message last Sunday or GIC events, what is God doing to move you to invest in His mission?

From Psalm 99, what does the reign of the LORD accomplish that motivates you to call upon His name?

Into Community

How may discipleship without mission become self-indulgent or mission without discipleship become self-defeating? What will you ask God to do to help you grow?

Read Matthew 28: 16-20

  1.      Why do you think the disciples worshiped Jesus but some doubted (16)?
  2.      What doubts hinder your worship of Jesus?
  3.      How does Jesus answer both those who worship and those who doubt Him (18-20)?
  4.      Describe the call of the disciples of Jesus Christ.
  5.      As you consider the command of Jesus, what can you learn from him about how to go and make disciples?

Read Acts 1:6-8    

  1.       How does Jesus respond to the disciples’ question about the kingdom?
  2.       What does his response say about the focus of every disciple?
  3.       How does Christ’s ascension into Heaven impact your life?

Out in Mission

Where is God sending you to be His witness?

What is one thing you and your group could do to live as Christ’s witnesses at home, in the hurting coast, and the hungering world?

 

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