Be On Mission

Be On Mission - Week 3

INTRODUCTION

This weekend Eddie Byun joined us from South Korea. Eddie is the Lead Pastor at Crossway Mission Church in Seoul, South Korea. Eddie shared with us the perspective of two different "windows" (the 10/40 window and the 4/14 window). He reminded us of the importance of these two windows and challenged us to be thinking about how missions can be a higher priority in our own lives. 

GETTING STARTED

Share about a time when God answered a prayer in a totally unexpected and surprising way. What impact did that have on your view of God?

 

STUDY/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Read Matthew 28:18-20

  • How would you define "missions"?

 

  • What does this passage say about the priority of missions?

 

  • What divine opportunities for missions has God placed in your life?
    • These could be international or across the street. Share about these opportunities with your group.

 


  • Why are the two different "windows" that Eddie mentioned in his sermon so important?

 

  • How does this influence your perspective on missions?

 

 

LIVE IT OUT

  • What do you think of the idea expressed in the sermon about planning your vacations around missions? 

 

PRAYER TIME

  • What do you think the connection between missions and prayer is? Why?

 

Read Matthew 9:37 and Isaiah 56:7

 

  • Think of a few specific mission opportunities or missionaries and spend praying for them right now.
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Be On Mission - Week 2

INTRODUCTION

Back2Back Ministries is an international Christian non-profit dedicated to being a voice for orphans. They exist to love and care for orphaned and vulnerable children by meeting their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional and social needs so that they may overcome their life circumstance and break free from the cycle of generational poverty. Beth and Todd Guckenberger founded the organization in 1997 and have since been joined by thousands who are making a difference in the lives of children around the world. Beth shared with us this last weekend about how God is looking for our faithfulness and availability and how the story isn't over yet. 

GETTING STARTED

Share about a missions project (either local or global) that you have been involved with. What is your fondest memory of that project? 

STUDY/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

Read Psalms 10:1-18.

  • Do you agree with the frustration the Psalmist expresses in vs. 2-11? Have you experienced this in your own life?

  • What does God do for the afflicted, the fatherless, the oppressed?

  • Have you experienced a time in life when it felt like God was “standing far away” or “hiding himself”?

Read Exodus 15:19-21.

Read this to the group - Miriam packed her tambourine. She was ready and anticipating an opportunity to worship God (an "amen"). The Israelites worshiped God in a powerful way after he saved them from the Egyptians.

  • Think of a situation where it was difficult to believe that God was going to come through for you. How did God come through in that situation?

  • What is one situation you want to pack your tambourine for, anticipating that God is going to move?
  • How would praying "starting with amen" impact your prayer life?

 

LIVE IT OUT

  • Where in your life do you feel God prompting you to act on behalf of someone else?

 

PRAYER TIME

  • Pray for the situation where you anticipate that God is going to move.

  • Share other requests and pray for each other.

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Be On Mission - Week 1

INTRODUCTION

In Genesis God initiates a special covenant with Abram (later Abraham), telling him that God would bless him, and through him, all of the families (nations) of the earth would be blessed.  This theme is a golden thread that runs from one end of Scripture to the other (see Genesis 18:18, 2 Chronicles 6:32-33, Psalm 67).  God blesses people so that they can be a blessing to others.

 

STUDY/DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

 

 

 

 

  • All of us have a spiritual lineage.  Who is a part of your spiritual lineage?  In other words, who told you about Christ and who told them?
    • Think of a way to express your thankfulness to them this week. Share it during prayer time and pray together encouraging each other to express your thankfulness to them.

 

PRAYER TIME

  • As you pray together, pray for five people who are not currently part of Abraham’s spiritual lineage whom you would love to see in that heavenly multitude. In other words, pray for five people who you would love to see become Jesus followers. 
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