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860 Keller Smithfield Rd
Keller, TX, 76248

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CG Leader Guides

CG LEADER GUIDE FOR WEEK STARTING 2/19/2017

Kai Pinkerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS
2/26 Next Gen Parent Meeting - For all parents, 4:30-5:30; meet ministry leaders, learn summer event details, and more! Let us know you are coming at themount.church/parents
3/3 Orphan Care Fellowship - 6:30-8:00pm, Student Center (*CG Opportunity to serve- see email*)
3/5 Family Dedication - Go to themount.church/dedication to register

ICE BREAKER
“Share a some good news from your last week.” (anything)

INTRODUCTION
eing a disciple and making disciples does not… and cannot… happen outside of the gospel. When you “boil it all down”, the faith and the life of a Christian is only because of the gospel; it’s our purpose, our mission, our reason for today. If we believe what the Bible says about heaven & hell and the reality of eternal life, we MUST go and tell. We must have an urgency to share the gospel with this lost and broken world. But this is hard, or can be, or at least feels like it is often. -  Know Gospel. Live Gospel. Share Gospel.
Key Passages:  Romans 10:11-15; Mark 16:15; Matt 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Mark 13:10
Other: _______________________________________________________________

QUESTIONS

  1. Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
  2. Read Mark 16:15. WHO is speaking here? (Jesus) WHERE does he say to go? WHAT does he tell us to say? WHO does he say to tell?
    1. Honestly, how does this clear and enormous command make you feel?
    2. What do these verses say that might encourage you about proclaiming the gospel… read Acts 1:8 and Matt. 28:18-20? (we go under Jesus’ authority accompanied by the Holy Spirit)
  3. Matt 28:18-20 commissions us to “make disciples” by “GOing” and “GROWing”: 
    1. Which part speaks to us “growing”? (v20a) … to us “going”? (v19)
    2. Which one are we typically better at? (grow) Why? (easier, what was modeled to us, safer, etc)
    3. What will make us “GO” better? What will make us “more” obedient here? (reminder about the urgency of the gospel and it’s life & death ramifications; know how to share gospel, etc)
  4. Read Romans 10:14-15. What is the order of events that must happen for someone to be saved? (sent, preach gospel, believe in message, call on Him) What MUST we do? (GO and tell)
  5. Ask someone to share a method of sharing Jesus. 
    1. EQUIP: Ask group to memorize 4 words… God, Man, Jesus, Response… and read this short description:
      1. God made all things and is perfectly holy; Man is sinful, separated & subject to wrath of God; Jesus fully God, fully man, sinless, died for you as propitiation (“wrath absorber”) for our sins; Respond with repentance from sins and belief/trust in Jesus’ finished work on cross
  6. Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for a renewed urgency to share the gospel with others; for us to truly live out the gospel in our lives and to be “unashamed”. (Rom 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.)

RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/ten-gospel-verses-to-keep-warm

https://9marks.org/answer/what-gospel/

http://themount.church/gospel/

On Romans 10:14-15…
PRINCIPLE:
There is a necessity for divine messengers in God’s economy.

APPLICATION:
God calls every Christian to proclaim the truth of the gospel. We operate under orders from the highest authority ever. The proclaimer gets his marching orders from the ultimate source possible. This is true of all believers, whether they are in full-time ministry or not. There is no such thing as home or foreign missions; the idea is simply missions. Everyone has the mission to proclaim the gospel. It is true that God calls some to go to far-flung fields, but even that is simply missions.

There is beauty to the enterprise of the getting the gospel out. The wonder of seeing souls saved from hell to live eternally in heaven is something to behold. There is both beauty and necessity in mission work.

No one can believe the gospel unless someone carries the message to him. There can be no doubt for the need of people proclaiming the Lord Jesus in words. No one can call on the Lord unless there is something to believe about Him. The message is not whatever we chose to make it but a specific revelation from God—belief in Christ’s death, ascension, and resurrection to give us eternal life.

Without divine authorization, proclamation would not come with the power of God. Commission is the start of the chain of actions that lead to evangelism. The person who rejects the message of the proclaimer rejects Jesus Himself.