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Session 20: Priesthood of Every Believer

In this session, you will discover what the Bible teaches about the authority every believer has to do the works of the ministry and to make disciples.

Heart of a Leader

  1. What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
  3. What unresolved conflict do you have?
  4. In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?

Celebration of Faithfulness

  • Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.

Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

  1. What is going well?
  2. What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
  3. What are possible solutions from the other group members?
  4. What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?
  5. Where will you start a new group or church this month?

I will _______ by _____

Discovery Bible Study – Priesthood of Every Believer

Section 1: All Believers Are Priests

All Believers are Priest: 1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 1:6, Revelation 5:9-10

Women and Men: Acts 1:12-14; Acts 2:1-4, 17-18

New Covenant: Luke 22:20, Hebrews 8:10-11

Different than other Religions: Matthew 20:25-28, 1 Peter 2:9

Our Relationship to Jesus as High Priest: Hebrews 2:17-3:1, 4:14-16

We are God’s Temple: 1 Peter 2:4-10, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, 2 Corinthians 6:16

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • How would you summarize what God has done?


Section 2: Our Role as Priests

Serve God in a New Way: Romans 7:6, Hebrews 9:14, Revelation 1:6

Living Sacrifices: Romans 12:1-8, 1 Peter 2:4-6

Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:18, 5:18-20

Sharing the Gospel: Romans 15:16

Make Disciples, Baptize, Teach: Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22:19

Pray and Intercede: Hebrews 10:19-22, 1 Timothy 2:1-2

  • What caught your attention? (or What did you like best?) Why?
  • How would you summarize the role of all believers?


Preparing for Mission

Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses in living as a priest and empowering others to live as a priest. Make a Plan on how you will improve:

  • How are you doing in living out this truth of being a priest?
  • How are you doing in living our your leadership role in equipping, training and empowering those in your groups and churches to serve as a priest?