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860 Keller Smithfield Rd
Keller, TX, 76248

817-431-1410

CG Leader Guides

CG LEADER GUIDE FOR WEEK STARTING 3/12/2017

Kai Pinkerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS
3/11-3/19 Spring Break Week - Keller ISD Spring Break
       3/15 NO Wed Night CG’s, Students or Kids Ministry - no Wed PM ministries on campus
       3/15-3/17 Student’s “Mission 127” - local missions Wed-Fr of Spring Break, 10a-2p, 7th-12th
3/25 CG Leader Training - 9:30am-11:00am, Student Center; open invitation
4/5 Egg Stuffing Night - Wed PM we will stuff 10,000 eggs in preparation for the Egg Scramble
4/8 Egg Scramble - Bring candy donations to Worship Center foyer

ICE BREAKER
“Who was your best friend growing up?”

INTRODUCTION
ur Mission Statement states we exist “to glorify God as disciples making disciples through the gospel.”  How do we live as disciples, how to we make disciples? Last couple weeks we looked at the biblical disciplines of reading/knowing the Bible and prayer that our critical to our “vertical” relationship with Jesus. This week we will begin a closer look at a “horizontal” aspect of a disciple of walking with other believers. True relationships. Real friendships. Who really “knows” you? Who do you “know”? 
Key Passages:  Eccles. 4:9-12, Ps 133:1, Prov 27:6, Prov 27:17, Prov 18:24, Jam 5:16, 1 Sam 23:16
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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. Read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12. What benefits of biblical friendships do we see this passage?
  3. Read 1 Sam 23:16. David and Jonathan are a good example of a deep biblical friendship. Are you fully known by anyone? 
    1. Ask for someone to share about a friendship they may have like this.
      1. What makes this friendship different than our “many acquaintances”? (Prov 27:6, Prov 18:24)
    2. Who is the one you would call in the darkest of times? Who would call you?
  4. What are some obstacles to us developing a few… or even one… deep relationships?
  5. What steps can we take to begin to develop deep, authentic friendship(s)? (pray, reach out, be vulnerable, confess sins [Jam 5:16], pray, and pray, etc)
  6. Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for God to give you deep, authentic friendships; a few people to truly walk life with openly and honestly; someone to confess sins with, to mourn with, to laugh & praise God with.


RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
https://www.gotquestions.org/true-friendship.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/friend-stick-closer-brother.html

https://www.gotquestions.org/iron-sharpens-iron.html

Ecclesiastes 4
9 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.