8/16 Wednesday Nights - CG’s, *Kids (Birth-6th) and Student ministries start back up!
*We have a NEW & EXCITING Wed. PM ministry program for K-6th grade! Wednesdays 6:30-7:45
8/27 CG Leader Training - Save the Date!; Sunday after 2nd service 12-2pm; lunch provided
8/30 Student “Color War” - Students invite friends to this annual Fall kickoff event for students!
- Alliance Campus - Schedule: Prayer & final prep nights 8/13, 8/20; Soft Launch nights of full service run throughs 8/27, 9/3, 9/10; Official public launch on 9/17; themount.church/alliance
“Which better describes you: a planner or spontaneous?”
his week we take look at the ‘King’ role of Christ and the implications for us as a church and individual believers. It is our final week of our “Prophet, Priest, King” series. Jesus Christ is the only one who fulfills each of these roles completely; as Christians with Holy Spirit in us, we possess elements of each role in us as well. Our unique talents and spiritual gifts typically show themselves in us as strengths as either a prophet, priest or king-like outworking. However the more we grow in Christ-likeness, the more we grow in each of these. This week we look at Christ as King, the role of the “king” leadership in the church, and the kingly outworking of every believer.
Key Passages: Heb 1:1-9, Rev 19:16, Phil2:5-8, Matt 28:18-20, Matt 22:37-39, 2 Tim 1:6-9
- Ask if someone can give the primary sermon points to refresh the message (be prepared to do this yourself if needed).
- What are some characteristics that come to mind when you think of an earthly “king”?
- Read Heb 1:1-9 and Rev 19:16. What does this say about Jesus as our King?
- Read John 6:36-40; what do you observe here about the nature of Jesus’ role as King? (doing his Father’s will, has purpose, is action oriented)
- Jesus is our King, how does Phil 2:5-8 describe Him though? (Humble, selflessly serve others)
- We have been given a mission, a job, a purpose (Matt 28:18-20; Matt 22:37-39). How important is it to have a “plan” to accomplish something? (without plan often job does not get finished, good intentions with no plan often equals poor results, maybe discuss role of intentional habits or spiritual disciplines)
- How do we accomplish our God-given mission both personally and as a church? What is your personal “plan” or intentional habits you want to start?
- In what ways can you serve the body of Christ to accomplish the mission?
- Challenge for group: Read 2 Tim 1:6-9; let’s “fan into flame” the gift of Christ in us… let’s magnify Christ in us… our prophetic, priestly and kingly nature given to us in Christ.
- Press in to Christ and His Word
- Press in to relationships to bridge people to God & encourage others
- Press in to disciplines & intentional plans to accomplish God’s plan for you
- Embrace the strengths God has given you & serve Him with them
- Embrace relationships & biblical teachings that can help strengthen weaker areas
- Ask if there are any other personal observations or takeaways from the scripture or sermon.
Pray that we would learn a deeper appreciation for and gain clearer perspective of the roles of Jesus Christ as prophet, priest and king; Pray for God to grow our view of Jesus and His work in our lives.
RESOURCES and FURTHER STUDY
Prophet, Priest or King - Assessment
1. Read Acts 6:1-7. Which of the following resolutions seems most important to you?
- “The hungry widows are now being cared for by the church.” (Priest)
- “The Apostles are now freed up to study and preach the Word.” (Prophet)
- “Oh look how wonderful! Now we have a structure, everyone knows their roles, and the mission of the church can move forward!” (King)
2. What are you doing right now?
- Running bible verses through your head to see if this is legit. (Prophet)
- Thinking about how this information is being received by others right now. (Priest)
- Figuring out how all this works together to move the church forward. (King)
OTHER - Some helpful short articles