Oct 29, 2017
Ambassadors for Jesus Christ-Pastor Deric

This week Pastor Deric concludes our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Ambassadors for Jesus Christ”

Questions:
2 Corinthians 5:9-21
Icebreaker: If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?
 
1. Read Acts 10:22-23, 13:4, 14:26 and 18:23. What pattern do you see through these verses? How does this tie in with Matthew 28:18-20?
2. From where does a believer receive the strength and power needed to expand and establish the Kingdom of God?
3. When you become a Christian your life is no longer your own, but you now belong to God. Find 3 verses in the NT that exemplify this.
4. Meditate on the verses you discovered from question three - what implications do they have on how you live your life?
5. Read 2 Cor. 5:16-17. What does Paul mean when he says “from now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh”?
6. Not everyone has the gift of evangelism, but all are called to witness to Christ as they are able. What are some ways that you can do this in your day to day life?
7. Do you feel like you’re currently living on mission for Jesus? If not, what things do you need to change to make that happen?
8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
 

"Live in such a way that those who know you, but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you." – Anonymous

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  • Oct 29, 2017Ambassadors for Jesus Christ-Pastor Deric
    Oct 29, 2017
    Ambassadors for Jesus Christ-Pastor Deric

    This week Pastor Deric concludes our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Ambassadors for Jesus Christ”

    Questions:
    2 Corinthians 5:9-21
    Icebreaker: If you could go back and visit any time period, what time would you travel to and why?
     
    1. Read Acts 10:22-23, 13:4, 14:26 and 18:23. What pattern do you see through these verses? How does this tie in with Matthew 28:18-20?
    2. From where does a believer receive the strength and power needed to expand and establish the Kingdom of God?
    3. When you become a Christian your life is no longer your own, but you now belong to God. Find 3 verses in the NT that exemplify this.
    4. Meditate on the verses you discovered from question three - what implications do they have on how you live your life?
    5. Read 2 Cor. 5:16-17. What does Paul mean when he says “from now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh”?
    6. Not everyone has the gift of evangelism, but all are called to witness to Christ as they are able. What are some ways that you can do this in your day to day life?
    7. Do you feel like you’re currently living on mission for Jesus? If not, what things do you need to change to make that happen?
    8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "Live in such a way that those who know you, but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you." – Anonymous

  • Oct 22, 2017Building Believers by the Book-Pastor Deric
    Oct 22, 2017
    Building Believers by the Book-Pastor Deric

    This week Pastor Deric continues our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Building Believers by the Book”

    Questions:
    Ephesians 4:7-16
    Icebreaker: Tell everyone about a book or movie that you have watched recently and would recommend to the group.
     
    1. What is the “work of the ministry” that Paul talks about in Eph. 4:12, and what is the outcome of that work?
    2. According to Phil. 2:3-8, why did God the Father exalt Jesus?
    3. What is your definition of a servant? What does it mean to you to be a servant of Christ (1 Thess. 1:9) and others (Gal. 5:13)?
    4. Find 2 verses in the NT that admonish us not to live selfishly.
    5. What is the primary motivation at the heart of servanthood? What currently motivates you to serve?
    6. For each of the following write one practical way that you can serve someone this week:
    Your Time – Your Spiritual Gift – A Talent/Skill – A Word of Encouragement – A Resource (i.e. a Christian book, a power tool, etc.)
    7. What must you do, beginning today, to acquire an authentic heart of a servant?
    8. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    "When a man becomes a Christian, he becomes industrious, trustworthy and prosperous. Now, if that man when he gets all he can and saves all he can does not give all he can, I have more hope for Judas Iscariot than for that man!" - John Wesley

  • Oct 15, 2017Grow Time-Pastor Deric
    Oct 15, 2017
    Grow Time-Pastor Deric

    This week Pastor Deric continues our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Grow Time”

    Questions:
    Icebreaker: If you were any kitchen appliance, which one would you be and why?
     
    1. What importance does the Bible place on regular fellowship with other believers?
    2. Who supplies the growth to the body, and how does growth take place through fellowship with other believers?
    3. The New Testament has over 50 “one another” verses which admonish us how to treat each other living in community (i.e. “… Honour one another above yourselves.” – Rom. 12:10). Find 5 other “one another” verses that you think are especially important.
    4. List 3 ways participating in a small group creates conditions for growth.
    5. What other things can you do throughout the week to live more in community with other Christians?
    6. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     

    “We should not…think of our fellowship with other Christians as a spiritual luxury, an optional addition to the exercises of private devotion. We should recognize rather that such fellowship is a spiritual necessity, for God has made us in such a way that our fellowship with himself is fed by our fellowship with fellow Christians, and requires to be so fed constantly for its own deepening and enrichment.” – J.I. Packer

  • Oct 8, 2017Gather Time-Pastor Deric
    Oct 8, 2017
    Gather Time-Pastor Deric
    This week Pastor Deric continues our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon entitled “Gather Time”
     
    Questions:
    Icebreaker: If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would you live? Why?
     
    1. What did it mean to be a priest of God in the Old Testament? What does it mean now that all believers are priests of God? (1 Peter 2:5,9; Revelation 5:10, 20:6)
    2. What is true biblical worship as defined in the New Testament? Find three verses that illustrate this.
    3. What does it mean to worship God “in spirit and truth”? (John 4:23-24)
    4. What is one practical thing you can do this week to become a more worshipful believer?
    5. How important is it to you to worship together corporately? Why or why not?
    6. What is your favourite worship song? Why are the words so important to you?
    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?
     
    "Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which 'comes upon you', but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ." - Graham Kendrick
  • Oct 1, 2017The Priniciples that Connect our Priorities-Pastor Max
    Oct 1, 2017
    The Priniciples that Connect our Priorities-Pastor Max

    This week Pastor Max continues our series Jesus Is Lord of ALL with a sermon entitled “The Principles that Connect our Priorities”

    Questions:
    1 Peter 2:9-12
    Ice Breaker: If your house was burning down, what three objects would you try to save?

    1. The four qualities listed in 1 Peter 2:9 were first applied to Israel as a nation – find two OT scriptures that refer to them. What is the significance that they now apply to us?
    2. What is God’s purpose in choosing us as a people for his own possession? (see v.9)
    3. What does it mean when Peter says, “once we were not a people”? (v.10)
    4. In what way are we sojourners and exiles in the world? (v.11) How ought this influence the way we live?
    5. One of the goal’s in our church’s vision is “Building” – find 3 scriptures from the NT that talk about building the kingdom of God. Which one is your favourite, and why?
    6. How important is it for you to be connected with others in the church in order to fulfill our mandate to grow, serve and reach others for Christ? What are some additional ways you could get better connected at City?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

    “The best Christians we have among us are only Christians in the making. They are by no means finished products.”– Anonymous

  • Sep 17, 2017LORD of my daily life-Pastor Deric
    Sep 17, 2017
    LORD of my daily life-Pastor Deric

    This week Pastor Deric continues our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon in 2 Corinthians 3:16-18 entitled “LORD of my daily life”

    Questions:
    2 Corinthians 3:!6-18
    Icebreaker: If you could have a famous singer serenade you with any song, who would it be and what would he or she sing?
     
    1. Read Gen.6:9, Rom. 13:13, Gal.5:16 and Eph.2:10. What is the main quality of a person who is walking with God?
    2.  In Romans 13:14 Paul tells us to “put on Christ” – what does he mean by this?
    3. Read James 4:8. In order for God to be near to us, what must we do? What are some practical ways of doing this?
    4. How does the quality of your daily walk with God impact your life and ministry at City Centre?
    5. To walk with someone means you must be agreed to going in the same direction (see Amos 3:3). In what areas of your life have you been going in a different direction than Christ?
    6. On a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) how would you rate your passion/desire for God? What do you think would make it grow more?

    7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

    “Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God.” - Leonard Ravenhill

  • Sep 10, 2017Following Jesus As Lord-Pastor Deric
    Sep 10, 2017
    Following Jesus As Lord-Pastor Deric

    This week Pastor Deric begins our fall series Jesus is LORD OF ALL with a sermon in Matthew 28:18-20 entitled “Following Jesus As Lord”

    Questions:
    Matthew 28:18-20

    Icebreaker: If you had to state your main ambition as a follower of Christ, what would it be?

    1. What are the two main activities in City Centre’s vision statement? How well does this align with the Great Commission (Mt. 28:18-20)?
    2. The two qualities in our vision statement are Spirit-filled and unified – find three scriptures where Paul exhorts the church to be like this.
    3.  Read Micah 6:8. What does it mean to you “to walk humbly with your God”?
    4. Rate the following in the order of your own sense of priority: Worship, Career, Bible Study, Family, Small Groups, Hobbies, Serving Others, Fitness, Evangelism.
    5. Phil. 2:4-8 exhorts us to serve one another and points to Jesus’ life as the perfect example of servitude. What practical ways can you serve others in the church? What new area of ministry could you get involved with?
     

    “If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” - David Livingstone