1. Home Groups: A Place of Growth Acts 2:42-47 24th January 2021
Unlike the Rabbis or Pharisees Jesus didn’t just want to teach people how to live or what to believe, he wanted people to follow him. For Jesus, being a disciple was more than just being a learner, it was about having a personal relationship with himself. In fact, Jesus calls us to radical commitment and total obedience to himself. In the same way we don’t disciple people just on Sunday mornings, or through programs or courses, but in relationship with other brothers and sisters in Christ. This Sunday we’re going to look at how home groups are a place of spiritual growth, and how you can grow other people.
2. Home Groups: A Place of Fellowship Acts 2:42-47 31st January 2021
J I Packer writes, ‘Our fellowship with other Christians… is a spiritual necessity, for God has made us in such a way that our fellowship with himself is fed by our fellowship with fellow Christians. (J I Packer, God’s Words)’ This Sunday we’re going to look at our fellowship with Jesus. We’re going to see how our fellowship with Jesus is the foundation of our fellowship with our fellow Christians, and how Home Groups are essential in growing our fellowship with each other and with Jesus, and how they encourage us to resist fellowship with the world. Come and see why being devoted to the fellowship matters.
3. Home Groups: A Place of Prayer Matthew 6:9-13 7th February 2021
NT Wright suggests that the church exists so we can pray for and with one another. In fact, Luke tells us that the early church devoted themselves to prayer. This Sunday we’re going to look at how home groups are great places where you can pray with and for your brothers and sisters in Christ. We’re going to look at what it means to be devoted to prayer, five different ways we pray, and five different types of prayers that you can pray in your home group.
4. Home Groups: A Place of Care Acts 2:45 14th February 2021
Everyone has a desire to belong, to be part of a community where they are cared for. This Sunday we’re going to see how home groups are places of care, where you can experience the care of other people, and where you can care for others. We’re going to look at four reasons why you should care for your brothers and sisters in Christ, and all the different ways that you can show you care for people’s physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. If you want to grow as a more caring person this sermon is for you.