1/21 *CG Leader Training* - For current Leaders and those interested! 12:00 Chapel
1/23 Growth Groups Start - Opportunities to go deeper start this week - Ladies’ Precept,
STEPS, Discipleship Training, Go Tell & more! All info online at themount.church/growthgroups
1/24 Picture This: Vision Gathering - All parents & kids volunteers invited to attend
6:30pm Chapel; Registration and more info at themount.church/events
2/23 Work As Worship Retreat - Join other Christian business owners, CEOs & leaders who
want their faith to impact their work @ The Mount, 7:30 am - 2:30 pm; themount.church/events
2/23 Student D-Now Weekend - Save the date! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
“Who is the kindest person you know?”
“Go Tell” - Judges 2:10 “… And there arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel.” May this not be so for us in this generation! As Christ followers we have all been called to “go tell”. So it’s time for us follow God’s commands and “go tell”. This week we look at the HOW of “go telling”. Remember, please encourage group members to record invites and gospel conversations at themount.church/gotell.
Key Passages: 1 Peter 3:15, Romans 1:16, 8:31-39; Proverbs 29:25; 2 Timothy 1:6-12
(Leader: questions provided are a “guide”; use some or all as you deem what is best for your group and time)
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- Read 1 Peter 3:13-17. Regarding v13-14 and the spirit of “Go Tell”, is there anyone we should fear in telling others about Jesus? (no) Then… why do we so easily feel “fear”?
- We see Paul’s boldness in Romans 1:16, what seems to be it’s source? (power of God)
- Read 2 Timothy 6-12. Again what seems to be the source of Paul’s resolve? (Holy Spirit within him, God’s purpose and grace v9, his belief v12)
- Read v 15 of 1 Peter 3 again, how can we “always [be] prepared”? (varies; let people share)
- How can knowing and being comfortable with your story of salvation help you when opportunities show themselves? Discuss the importance of knowing and even practicing ‘your story of salvation’.
- Goal is to be a light and a mouthpiece for the gospel… keeping a “good conscience” v15-16; what is the opposite of “gentleness & respect”? (hardness, roughness, disdain, disregard)
- How might one “share the gospel” without gentleness & respect?
- Let’s elaborate on “gentleness and respect”, how can we further describe the manner of which we are to Go Tell? (courteously, winsomely, rightly; not to attack, belittle or condemn)
- Is it ever part of God’s will for Christians to suffer for doing good? (v17)
- If time allows, break up into smaller groups of 3-4 people with these instructions:
- Share & celebrate any stories of gospel conversations from the week; wins and misses.
- Share any specific prayer requests and updates related to your Top 5 people (last week).
- And PRAY. See Prayer Focus below for guide.
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Pray for a boldness and confidence to tell others about Jesus, the readiness and forethought to be prepared, and the gentleness and respect to share in love the reason for your hope in Jesus.
RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
This is a great article at bethinking.org; it is a little long (and from an Englishman) but well worth the read… https://www.bethinking.org/apologetics/ready-to-answer