Cell Group Meeting 61
Fathers- Ministry Gifts
1- Purpose

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

What was one of your warmest childhood memories?

Worship

Heavens Gates
How Great is Our God
Spirit of Jesus

Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Exodus 17-24? What stood out in these chapters? Was there anything you did not understand?
2. Have there been opportunities to talk to people about Jesus?
3. Are there any thoughts on last week's session?
4. Starting this week to look at Ministry Gifts. Read Ephesians 4:1-16. What strikes you in this passage?
5. What are the gifts? What are their purpose?
6. Do we see these gifts actually working to this purpose? How should we see them operating in the church do you think?
7. What would the kind of maturity of v.13 look like?
8. What part do you think you can play in this?

Witness

Spend some time praying for the people on the list. What will we do next?

 


Cell Group Meeting 62
Fathers- Ministry Gifts
2- Apostles


Welcome (Ice Breaker)- Grant

What is your favourite dessert?

Worship- Kerry
Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Ezekiel 25-32? What stood out in these chapters? Was there anything you did not understand?


2. Have there been opportunities to talk to people about Jesus?
3. Are there any thoughts on last week's session?
4. We are looking this week at apostles. What do you understand an apostle to be?
5. Read 1 Thessalonians 2. What qualities stand out here? What should apostles look like?
6. Paul describes himself as a father (v.11). How does a father differ from other forms of leadership?
7. What are some of the issues that stop people from relating to apostolic leaders?
8. Pray for each other, the church and Apostle John Alley.
 

Witness

Revise the prayer list. Are we still praying for these people? Do we need to change the list? Remind people of George Mueller who prayed for people for years. One guy he prayed for 52 years became a christian weeks after Mueller's death.

 

Cell Group Meeting 63
Fathers- Ministry Gifts
3- Prophets

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

If you could enter any Olympics event what would it be?

Worship
Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Ezekiel 33-40? What stood out in these chapters? Was there anything you did not understand?
2. Have there been opportunities to talk to people about Jesus?
3. Are there any thoughts on last week's session?
4. We are looking this week at prophets. What do you understand a prophet to be? Have you had any prophetic experience?
5. Read 1 Corinthians 14:26-40. What does this teach us about the operation of the gift of prophecy?
6. What should be the main focus of prophetic words?
7. What takes someone from being a prophet as per 1 Corinthians 14 to being an Ehecians 4:11 prophet?
8. Do you know of anyone who might be described as a prophet?
9. Pray for each other, the church and prophets.
 

Witness

Remind people of George Mueller who prayed for people for years. One guy he prayed for 52 years became a christian weeks after Mueller's death.


 

Cell Group Meeting 64
Fathers- Ministry Gifts
5- Pastors and Teachers

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

What is one thing you would like to achieve in your life-time?


Worship

Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Psalms 91-100? What stood out in these chapters? Was there anything you did not understand?

 

2. Have there been opportunities to talk to people about Jesus?


3. Are there any thoughts on last week's session?
4. We are looking this week at pastors/teachers. Note that the way the text is written suggests that the two are one.
5. Read 1 Timothy 3:1-7. Note that the term used here is elder, which is a generic position. What qualities does Paul give that pastoral leaders should have? If you were drawing up the list, what would you add or take away?
6. What is important about this list?
7. Do you think churches always think about this list when choosing leaders?
8. This is a dangerous question, meant to provoke thinking rather than ordaining anyone for a position. Imagine you were a leader in a church, would you gifting lead you more to apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor or teacher?
9. Pray for the people on the outreach list.

Witness

Next outreach event?

Housekeeping/ Homework

Who would like to organise worship next week?
Read 1 Corinthians 1-8