May 31, 2015
Be Bold
This week is Church Planting Sunday. Our guest speaker Pastor Graeme Melvin from The Meadows Church planted a church just down the road in Streetsville. He will be teaching us from Acts 4:1-22 entitled "Be Bold."

Questions:

Please read Acts 3 and Acts 4:1-22
Ice Breaker: I’ve never been particularly brave or bold. In fact, my natural shyness causes me to hesitate and consider carefully before entering virtually any situation containing unknowns of any kind. I actually find it easy to talk myself out of many of those situations. Unfortunately, that same reluctance to “step out” can have a serious effect on my witness for Jesus.

How did Jesus model and live out a life of boldness? Give some examples from Scripture.

1. Acts 3 describes the most recent events leading up to Acts 4:1-22. Describe the nature, demeanour and actions of Peter, John and the disciples in Acts 3. In what ways are these attributes different than how the disciples are described previously in the Gospels?

2. How does this passage, Acts 4:1-22, describe the role and effect of the Holy Spirit upon Peter, John and the disciples?

3. Describe and expand upon the reaction of the authorities to what they had seen and heard from the disciples. (vv.13-14) What, if anything, surprised you about their reaction to Peter and John?

4. How did Peter and John respond to the demands of the authorities in verses 18 to 20 and how would you describe their demeanour through this particular event?

5. Many of us have chosen a life here in the Mississauga area because of a desire for comfort and safety, and though we have largely achieved those goals, we are some of the most over-stressed people in the world. What does this passage have to say about how we can achieve peace in our lives? (vv.18-22)

6. Do you believe everyone is part of the mission? What are the next steps you must take if you are to boldly love your neighbour?

“If Jesus became incarnate to live among the ordinary, then what we call ordinary is really special to God.” - Timothy Keller
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  • May 31, 2015Be Bold
    May 31, 2015
    Be Bold
    This week is Church Planting Sunday. Our guest speaker Pastor Graeme Melvin from The Meadows Church planted a church just down the road in Streetsville. He will be teaching us from Acts 4:1-22 entitled "Be Bold."

    Questions:

    Please read Acts 3 and Acts 4:1-22
    Ice Breaker: I’ve never been particularly brave or bold. In fact, my natural shyness causes me to hesitate and consider carefully before entering virtually any situation containing unknowns of any kind. I actually find it easy to talk myself out of many of those situations. Unfortunately, that same reluctance to “step out” can have a serious effect on my witness for Jesus.

    How did Jesus model and live out a life of boldness? Give some examples from Scripture.

    1. Acts 3 describes the most recent events leading up to Acts 4:1-22. Describe the nature, demeanour and actions of Peter, John and the disciples in Acts 3. In what ways are these attributes different than how the disciples are described previously in the Gospels?

    2. How does this passage, Acts 4:1-22, describe the role and effect of the Holy Spirit upon Peter, John and the disciples?

    3. Describe and expand upon the reaction of the authorities to what they had seen and heard from the disciples. (vv.13-14) What, if anything, surprised you about their reaction to Peter and John?

    4. How did Peter and John respond to the demands of the authorities in verses 18 to 20 and how would you describe their demeanour through this particular event?

    5. Many of us have chosen a life here in the Mississauga area because of a desire for comfort and safety, and though we have largely achieved those goals, we are some of the most over-stressed people in the world. What does this passage have to say about how we can achieve peace in our lives? (vv.18-22)

    6. Do you believe everyone is part of the mission? What are the next steps you must take if you are to boldly love your neighbour?

    “If Jesus became incarnate to live among the ordinary, then what we call ordinary is really special to God.” - Timothy Keller
  • Sep 7, 2014Motivation for Mission
    Sep 7, 2014
    Motivation for Mission
    This week our guest speaker Pastor Graeme Melvin will be teaching us from Luke 5:1-11 entitled "Motivation for Mission"

    Questions:

    Please read through Luke 5:1-11 twice.
    1. Describe Peter’s motivation as he responds to each of Jesus’ requests.

    2. How was Jesus able to show Peter his sin without verbally pointing it out?

    3. What causes Peter to give up his whole life and follow a man he just met?

    4. If you were Peter and saw Jesus preform this miracle would you too give up everything and follow him?

    5. Do you view your own salvation as a miracle? If so, should we have the same reaction as Peter? Which is the greater miracle? What then is holding us back from going and making disciples with Jesus?

    6. Which areas of your life do you feel Jesus is asking you to make into a mission for making disciples? How can you turn your job, a hobby, or your neighbourhood into a place of ministry?

    7. How does our view of Jesus effect the way we serve him? What should our true motivation for mission be? Is that powerful enough for you to follow Jesus?