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Gather: Part 1







REMEMBER (30 min)


Remember God: Worship and Prayer: Worship, prayer, or communion

Remember each other: Care

  • Optional- break up into smaller groups for 10 min Hi/Lo check in

Remember the liturgy:

Remember what we learned and put into practice last week: Accountability

  • Topic: Give

  • Reflect on how you have reordered your priorities or considered how to live generous lives.


REFLECT (30 min)


Prepare (see the Leaders Guide for a brief commentary and context for the scripture and core truth from the topic)

  • Introduce today’s topic and any commentary, or context for the scripture.

    • Topic Title- “Gather” Part 1

    • Share the Summary Scripture - Hebrews 10:24-25

  • Share “Core Truths from the topic” in the leaders guide where needed

  • Share context for Scripture Story

Discover

  • Read the Scripture: Mark 10:17-31

  • Discussion Questions

    • What is the biblical and historical context?

    • What does this reveal about God and People? (optional)

    • 1 Cor. 14:26 starts by saying, “when you come together” assuming the saints are gathering. Why is it so important that the church gather and what is the purpose of gathering? What has shifted in our culture from a joyful commitment to gather, to a casual option?

    • The passage goes on to say, “each one”. Why is it crucial for “each one” to bring their contribution?

    • Many expressions of the Spirit working through the people are listed (“a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, an interpretation). Talk about those and discuss how your gatherings can reflect these elements and others both in what is prepared and spontaneously offered.

    • Do our gatherings reflect this Spirit led “each one” contributes pattern that we read in the passage? How can we grow?


RESPOND (30 min)

Experience and Encounter

  • Invite people to share what contribution and gifts they want to contribute to the church. Pray for one another.

  • Lord’s Supper (Communion)

Practice and Obey (for the coming week)

  • Prepare your heart and ask God what you can bring as a contribution the next time your church gathers. Come ready to share.

Pray

  • Lord’s Prayer

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