New Believers- 

Growing Faith

 

Cell Group Meeting 1

Introduction

Mention the standard cell structure... the 4 Ws.

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

Where did you do most of your growing up? What is one vivid memory from that time of your life?

How did you come to be a follower of Jesus?

Worship

Three songs:

Word


1. Read 1 John 2:1-14.

2. John seems to be saying here that it's possible to live and not sin. What do you think about this? Is it a legalistic thing or something different?

3. What is the connection between loving Jesus and our relationships with others?

4. Is John saying that loving your brother is the way to be saved?

5. In verses 12-14, John seems to be suggesting that there are levels of maturity in the christian life. Have you ever thought of this before? How do you think a person might progress from one level to the next?

6. What are the characteristics of “dear children”? Of “young men”? Of “fathers”?

7. Where do you think you fit in that scale?

8. What do you think you need to do to move forward?



Witness


Evangelism is central to the life of a cell. Sometimes we will be working hard at bringing people in to the group. Other times we will pray for people we know. I would like for us to develop a common list of people for whom we will all pray for them to know Jesus.


Housekeeping/ Homework


Where would you like to meet next week?
Who would like to organise worship?
Homework. For next week come up with two people for whom you would like us to pray to be saved.
Read James and come with any questions you might have.

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Cell Group Meeting 2

New Believers- Growing Faith

Quiet Time

 

 

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

How did you come to be a follower of Jesus?

 

Worship

Pray using only “Thank you” prayer

 

Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read James? Any problems? Any questions?

2. Tonight we are talking about the need for regular devotional time or “Quiet Time.”

3. What is your experience of this? Is it easy or hard? What makes it work/ not work?

4. Read Mark 6:30-52. What stands out to you about this passage? Note verses 30, 46. To walk in the power of the Holy Spirit we need daily time with God.

5. What do you think Jesus had in mind for the apostles' time?

6. What do you think Jesus prayed about?

7. Two aspects- word, prayer. Journal, helpers (WFTD, EDWJ etc). Write your thoughts about Bible passage, and prayers. SOAP! Important- let God set the agenda not the little book!

8. What are some ways we can encourage each other to be more diligent in seeking the Lord?

 

Witness

Evangelism is central to the life of a cell. Sometimes we will be working hard at bringing people in to the group. Other times we will pray for people we know. I would like for us to develop a common list of people for whom we will all pray for them to know Jesus.

 

Housekeeping/ Homework

Where would you like to meet next week?

Who would like to organise worship?

Homework. Common list.

Read James or Mark 1:1-9:13 and come with any questions you might have.

 

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Cell Group Meeting 3

New Believers- Growing Faith

How To Pray

 

 

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

 Can you think of an amusing time when you completely misunderstood what someone was saying?

 

Worship

 

Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Mark 1-9? Any problems? Any questions?

2. Tonight we are looking at how to pray. What is the hardest thing about prayer, in your experience? Do you go through hot and cold times?

3. What areas do you most pray about?

4. Read Matthew 6:5-13. What sinful attitudes towards prayer is Jesus condemning here? If Jesus were here tonight, how do you think he might translate these statements?

5. Look at the Lord's prayer. There are 5 petitions here:

  • Adoration/ Worship

  • Intercession

  • Prayer for me

  • Confession

  • Prayer for strength

 

How do you feel about this as a model for prayer?

Compare with ACTS.

Order is not important so much as the balance.

6. The act of prayer is more important than the content. Actually doing it is more important than getting it right.

7. Does anyone have anything they would like prayer for?

 

Witness

Pray for people on the prayer list to come closer to Jesus.

 

Housekeeping/ Homework

Who would like to organise worship?

Mark 1:1-9:13 or rest of Mark (chs 10-16) and come with any questions you might have.

 

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Cell Group Meeting 4

New Believers- Growing Faith

Meeting Together

 

 

Welcome (Ice Breaker)

 

At a party do you prefer to be the centre of attention or sitting on the edge in a small group?

 

Worship

Follow up with spoken prayers of thanksgiving.

Word

1. Homework. Did everyone read Mark 1-9? Any problems? Any questions?

2. Tonight we are looking at the importance of meeting together. Obviously you are here because you think it's important! What are the benefits for christians for meeting together?

3. Read Acts 2:42-47. What's stands out to you in this passage?

4. What did they meet together for?

5. Where did they meet?

6. What do you find good about meeting with christians in church and/or cell group? What do you find difficult?

7. Do you think there are better ways to achieve the goals of the passage?

8. Pentecost saw 3000 people saved and the Lord continued to add to that number. What is the difference now? What can we change?

7. Does anyone have anything they would like prayer for?

 

Witness

Pray for people on the prayer list to come closer to Jesus.

Housekeeping/ Homework

Who would like to organise worship?

Mark 1:1-9:13 or rest of Mark (chs 10-16) and come with any questions you might have.

 

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Cell Group Meeting 5
New Believers- Growing Faith
Ministering To Others

 


Welcome (Ice Breaker)


What is your favourite TV show? Why does it appeal to you?


Worship


Songs... follow up with spoken prayers of thanksgiving.



Word


1. Homework. Did everyone read Mark 10-16? Any problems? Any questions?
2. Read Mark 1:21-34. What do you notice in this passage?
3. Have you ever had an experience where you've prayed with someone and they have been healed or the prayer answered? How does that feel?
4. What part did miracles play in Jesus' ministry?
5. What would Jesus' procedure have been in helping people? How can we emulate this? Discernment of spirits, word of knowledge, other gifts are important. Do we need to spend time listening for the Holy Spirit?
6. What are some of the things that stop us from offering to pray with people?
7. What are some opportunities that you might have this week to pray with people?
8. Does anyone have anything they would like prayer for? Use the official prayer list to pray for people outside the group


Witness


Pray for people on the prayer list to come closer to Jesus.

Housekeeping/ Homework
Who would like to organise worship?
Genesis 1-11 (or Mark 10-16) and come with any questions you might have.

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Welcome (Ice Breaker)
What is your favourite TV show? Why does it appeal to you?


Worship
This week Kerry is leading... follow up with spoken prayers of thanksgiving.

Word
1. Homework. Did everyone read Mark 10-16? Any problems? Any questions?
2. Read Mark 1:21-34. What do you notice in this passage?
3. Have you ever had an experience where you've prayed with someone and they have been healed or the prayer answered? How does that feel?
4. What part did miracles play in Jesus' ministry?
5. What would Jesus' procedure have been in helping people? How can we emulate this? Discernment of spirits, word of knowledge, other gifts are important. Do we need to spend time listening for the Holy Spirit?
6. What are some of the things that stop us from offering to pray with people?
7. What are some opportunities that you might have this week to pray with people?
8. Does anyone have anything they would like prayer for? Use the official prayer list to pray for people outside the group

Witness
Pray for people on the prayer list to come closer to Jesus.