CFC Lesson for 5/3/2009 – Come join us!
Information from “A Gathering Force”, by Francis Chan in Catalyst Groupzine #4 – Intentional about Community
- Do you believe that God started his church as a spirit-filled, loving body with the intention that it would evolve into entertaining hour-long services?
- What would you expect to experience as you entered the building? Now compare that to what you actually experience when you attend church.
Read “A Gathering Force” by Francis Chan aloud as a big group.
Did the words from the saved-ex-gang-member sting? Why?
What groups are you apart of that are tightly connected, and feel like family?
Should church feel like that?
What is preventing it?
Integration and Testing
Re-read Acts 2:42-47.
Do you agree with the statement that the world is looking for a group like what is described in the verses?
Do our schedules have any effect on this?
Does our technology adoption have any effect on this?
Do you think there are too many cultural obstacles for the Holy Spirit to overcome?
The Ask – The Sale
So why are we doing home groups?
I believe we are called to study the Word together, dine and party together, and pray together. If we live like this we will excited and filled by the simple things. I believe that we our time together in Christ creates a common bond amongst us. We should do whatever it takes to make sure everyone’s needs, not wants, are met. We need to meet at church together, but we also need to meet in public places and in each other’s homes. If we live an authentic Christian life, God will add to our numbers and we will grow the family.