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860 Keller Smithfield Rd
Keller, TX, 76248

817-431-1410

CG Leader Guides

CG LEADER GUIDE FOR WEEK STARTING 3/26/2017

Kai Pinkerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS
4/5 Egg Stuffing Night - Wed 6:30 pm, we’ll stuff 10,000 eggs! … in preparation for Egg Scramble
4/8 Egg Scramble - Need VOLUNTEERS & CANDY!  :)  Register NOW the mount.church/eggscramble
4/14 Good Friday Service - 6:30 pm; childcare for Birth - 3rd grade available
4/16 Easter Services - 9:00 am and 10:30 am; 
     - NO Sunday AM adult Community Groups on Easter; NO student ministry
     - Children’s ministry is available for Birth - 6th grade

ICE BREAKER
“Where do you work & what do you do?”

INTRODUCTION
“This Changes Everything” - Your Work.  Jesus asks no less of us than to “follow him” with every bit of our heart and of our life.  This call on our life affects our work, whatever or wherever that is.  For some people, this surrendered life may change “where you work”.  But for ALL of us, following Jesus changes “why we work”.  Groups this week will discuss how being a Jesus follower can and should shape our work.
Key Passages:  Acts 26:4-18; Ex 3:10-12, 4:1,10-14; Gen 12:1-4; Matt 5:16; 1 Tim 1:12-17
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QUESTIONS

  1. Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
  2. Have someone read 1 Timothy 1:12-17. How does Paul describe his former self v13? For what reason does Paul say he “received mercy” v16?
    1. For what reason do you suppose you work where you do? Might it have an eternal purpose?
  3. At your place of work, what are some challenges you face “working for Jesus”?
  4. Read Exodus 3:10-12, 4:1 & 4:10-14. What encouragement do you get from this account of Moses’ calling?
    1. How does this encourage you in your work?
  5. Has God ever led you to change where you work?
  6. Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.

PRAYER FOCUS
Thank God for His provision of employment; also take time to pray for those looking for employment. Pray that we will “let [our] light shine before others, so that they may see [our] good works and give glory to [our] Father who is in heaven.” Matt 5:16

RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
https://www.gotquestions.org/Christian-work-ethic.html

Matthew Henry Commentary (Concise) 
1 Timothy 1:12-17

The apostle knew that he would justly have perished, if the Lord had been extreme to mark what was amiss; and also if his grace and mercy had not been abundant to him when dead in sin, working faith and love to Christ in his heart. This is a faithful saying; these are true and faithful words, which may be depended on, That the Son of God came into the world, willingly and purposely to save sinners. No man, with Paul's example before him, can question the love and power of Christ to save him, if he really desires to trust in him as the Son of God, who once died on the cross, and now reigns upon the throne of glory, to save all that come to God through him. Let us then admire and praise the grace of God our Saviour; and ascribe to the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three Persons in the unity of the Godhead, the glory of all done in, by, and for us.

Exodus 4:10-17
Moses continued backward to the work God designed him for; there was much of cowardice, slothfulness, and unbelief in him. We must not judge of men by the readiness of their discourse. A great deal of wisdom and true worth may be with a slow tongue. God sometimes makes choice of those as his messengers, who have the least of the advantages of art or nature, that his grace in them may appear the more glorious. Christ's disciples were no orators, till the Holy Spirit made them such. God condescends to answer the excuse of Moses. Even self-diffidence, when it hinders us from duty, or clogs us in duty, is very displeasing to the Lord. But while we blame Moses for shrinking from this dangerous service, let us ask our own hearts if we are not neglecting duties more easy, and less perilous. The tongue of Aaron, with the head and heart of Moses, would make one completely fit for this errand. God promises, I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth. Even Aaron, who could speak well, yet could not speak to purpose, unless God gave constant teaching and help; for without the constant aid of Divine grace, the best gifts will fail.