Growth Group Lesson #12 Rejoice Lesson #13 Share

Dialogue  # 12 –  Rejoice  (Please Scroll Down for Lesson 13)

by Pr Denis Sand – sanddenis@gmail.com

Objective of today’s dialogue: Challenge the group to live life to the fullest remembering that God will ask us to give account of everything we have done

Welcome (15) – Fellowship

  • What was the most exciting and fun thing for you to do when you were an early teen or teen and why?
  • Is there anything you did in those days that you regret now or that if you could go back you would do different? Could you share what and why?

Worship (15) – Worship

  • Read Psalms 34.1-3
  • Shout to the Lord
  • Above all
  • In groups of three, share what God has done in your life that fills you with peace, joy, happiness.
  • Pray together in those groups giving thanks for what has been shared.

Word (30) – Discipleship

  • Read Ecclesiastes 11:9-12.1,13,14
  • Why is God, trough Solomon, telling us to be happy, rejoice, follow our ways and the desires of our hearts and eyes? 11:9
  • How can we have fun, rejoice in light of the judgment, as found in the second part of verse 9?
  • Why is Solomon saying we should cast away all anxiety and troubles of the body? v10
  • How do we usually forget our Creator in our youth? 12:1 How should we remember Him?
  • Why do we need to remember and honor God before we get old? What’s the difference? 12:1-7
  • How do you feel about been judged for all you do?
  • How does the reality of judgment and eternity affect our daily decisions? 11:9; 12:13,14
  • What changes should we make to our lives in order to remember/honor Him now?
  • What did you hear God telling you tonight?
  • To do: Challenge the group to memorize Ecclesiastes 11:9, and live it!

Works – Witness (15) – Ministry & Evangelism

  • What changes do we feel we need to make in order to have real group life?
  • If you haven’t been able to multiply, what would it take to make it happen?
  • How can this group pray for you tonight?

Refreshments– Fellowship

  • Ask informally for people who might be invited to the new groups.

Dialogue  # 013 –  Share

by Pr Denis Sand – sanddenis@gmail.com

Objective of today’s dialogue: invite the group to give themselves completely out of love and to live as a family of God in their group.

Worship (15) – Worship

Welcome (10) – Fellowship

  • What kind of sacrifices did your parents have to do for you?
  • What kind of things were you willing to do, even sacrifice, for your loved ones?

Word (25) – Discipleship

  • Read 1 Thessalonians 2.1-12 
  • Why Paul says that his visit to Thessalonica was not a failure? v1,2
  • What was the double motivation behind their visit and what should be ours in our group? v3-6
  • What is and how can we accomplish the two-fold mission of our group? v8
  • How do we get to have this love for people as our motivation so we are delighted to do it? v8
  • How can we have the kind of commitment Paul had, especially for the members of our group? v9
  • Why do you think Paul mentions the kind of live they lived among them? v10 Any teaching for us here?
  • How can we accomplish the job described in v11-12 in our group?
  • What changes do we need to make in order to apply today’s message?
  • What did you hear God telling you tonight?
  • To do: Challenge the group to memorize and live our GG key text: 1 Thessalonians 2:8

Works – Witness (20) – Ministry & Evangelism

  • Leader, this is the time to shared the vision with passion! invite everyone to join the vision not simply a group meeting. Invite them to become the family of God that reaches for the lost.
  • Being this the first meeting of this new group, reflect with the group on how are we going to make this group not only work but multiply?
  • Talk about details: when will we meet, where, who will be invited, how are we going to work, who are the leaders, what are our responsibilities?
  • How can this group pray for you tonight?

Refreshments– Fellowship – (all groups together)

  • When you talk, concentrate on praising God for what He has done with our group!
  • Get to know people.