STHB 13 Përkushtimi ndaj Njëri -Tjetrit
Read a scripture and practice a worship song.
- Example: Read Psalm 100 and sing songs.
Minister to one another’s needs in prayer, biblical counsel and encouragement.
- Ask each person to tell one highlight and explain one challenge they experienced this week.
- Ask, “What do you want Jesus to do for you this week?” Pray for each other’s needs.
Encourage loving accountability to obey Jesus
- Ask, “What happened as you trusted God with your goals and I will statements?”
Motivation and Encouragement
Cast vision for who they can become in Christ or what God can do through them.
Example: Read Ephesians 2:1-10. Isn’t it amazing? We were dead in our sins, but God has made us alive. He did all of this so that you could accomplish the good works He has prepared for you. Our lives are full of purpose and meaning! Let’s encourage each by reminding ourselves of these truths.
During a Jewish feast called Pentecost, Jews from all over the world were in Jerusalem. God sent the Holy Spirit on 120 of His followers who had gathered together. Through the Spirit’s power, the 120 followers began speaking in the languages of the visitors from all over the world. Peter began preaching to a crowd about the death and resurrection of Jesus, proving He was the Messiah. As a result, 3,000 people believed and were baptized. But what came next after they believed?
- Read or watch Acts 2:41-47 2-3 times as others listen.
- Everyone tells what caught their attention (or what they like best) and why.
- Why do you think this story is important?
- How can we live differently now that we know this story (passage)?
Tell and Correct
- Practice the story by having someone tell the story and ask the group to correct if necessary.
Read Matthew 16:18. The Holy Spirit led the early believers to meet together regularly for worship, prayer, fellowship, study of God’s word, loving one another and reaching out to those who did not yet know Christ. In every location of the book of Acts, people became followers of Christ and they made this same commitment to one another. This is a description of a local church!
Preparing for the Mission
- Practice drawing the church health circle as an easy way to remember all the characteristics of church. Include: worship, love one another, studying God’s word, prayer, Lord’s Supper, baptism, making disciples, witness, giving and caring leaders.
- Discuss the following: “Does this group want to make that same commitment to one another? To be the Lord’s church in this place?”
Going on the Mission
- Identify 5 people from your Network List with whom you will take the initiative to minister to this week.
- Write “I will by when” statements and tell them to your small group.
Praying for the Mission
Commit everyone’s goals to the Lord. Ask the Lord to help us be faithful and use us to start a movement of disciple-makers.