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860 Keller Smithfield Rd
Keller, TX, 76248

817-431-1410

CG Leader Guides

CG LEADER GUIDE FOR WEEK STARTING 4/16/2017

Kai Pinkerton

ANNOUNCEMENTS
4/23 Baptism Sunday
     - Meet The Mount
- themount.church/path
     - “Rejoice” - new sermon series in Philippians starts!
4/30 Membership Matters starts - 10:30am in Student Ctr; also 5/7 & 5/21; the mount.church/path
5/7 Family Meeting - 4:00 pm; New Deacon Installation & Celebration; Fall/Summer updates!
5/14 Mother’s Day - bring your Mum!!

ICE BREAKER
“If a friend landed on earth for the first time, who would you introduce them to that best represents Jesus (besides your spouse)?” 

INTRODUCTION
“This Changes Everything”.  The Gospel Changes our entire living.  We are continually ‘being changed’ and are called to continually be ‘bringing change’ through the gospel. The gospel impacts all areas of our lives.  Following Jesus, being a disciple, “changes everything”.  Period.  A ‘changed’ life is the life that Jesus has saved us to.  
Key Passages:  Phil 2:12-13, Rom 12:1-2, Phil 1:21-27
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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. Ask if someone would be willing to share their testimony of how God changed their life when they first believed (try to ask someone, or tell the entire group, prior to group time).
  3. The GOSPEL changes everything…
    1. Read Phil 2:12-13. How is your “salvation” being worked out daily? What has God changed in your life lately?
    2. Read Rom 12:1-2. How is your mind & life being “transformed”? What has God changed in you along your journey with Him?
  4. Read Phil 1:21-27. What do you think Paul means by “to live is Christ”? How does this challenge you, “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, …”?
  5. Hopefully we are continually “being changed” by the gospel; in what ways is God “bringing change” through you to others? (in your family, workplace, community, school, church, and city)
  6. Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.

PRAYER FOCUS
Pray for a revival in our city and community, that the gospel would continue “changing lives” in us and others. Ask God to grant The Mount and other gospel-centered churches favor in the days to come as bright beacons of the gospel in this area. 

RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
Matthew Henry Commentary (Concise) 
Philippians 1:21-27

Death is a great loss to a carnal, worldly man, for he loses all his earthly comforts and all his hopes; but to a true believer it is gain, for it is the end of all his weakness and misery. It delivers him from all the evils of life, and brings him to possess the chief good. The apostle's difficulty was not between living in this world and living in heaven; between these two there is no comparison; but between serving Christ in this world and enjoying him in another. Not between two evil things, but between two good things; living to Christ and being with him. See the power of faith and of Divine grace; it can make us willing to die. In this world we are compassed with sin; but when with Christ, we shall escape sin and temptation, sorrow and death, for ever. But those who have most reason to desire to depart, should be willing to remain in the world as long as God has any work for them to do. And the more unexpected mercies are before they come, the more of God will be seen in them.  Those who profess the gospel of Christ, should live as becomes those who believe gospel truths, submit to gospel laws, and depend upon gospel promises.