This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
w/c 21st March 2010 Welcome
How do you like to celebrate your birthday?
Let’s use the Lord’s prayer as a template for worship this week. Put some worship music on quietly in the background, and then ask someone to read out the prayer one phrase at a time. Leave space for group members to respond with their own prayers of adoration, praise, confession, requests etc – either out loud or in silence. Once you’ve got through to the end, all say it together. Don’t assume everyone knows it- so here are the words for anyone unfamiliar with it:
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. your Kingdom come, your will be done,on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.
We’re thinking this week about generosity – so find 2 Corinthians 9:9-15. Pray for the Lord to speak to you, and ask someone to read it out. 1. What does the principle of sowing what you reap mean for the use of what we have – time, talents, wealth? 2. How is God affected by our giving? What involvement does he have in it? 3. What are the results of God’s people acting generously? 4. In what way is giving part of our discipleship? 5. What does this passage show us is the ultimate model for generosity? 6. What other biblical stories and teaching encourage you to act generously? 7. What makes you give cheerfully? When do we need help in this?
Apparently, there has been a study recently which proves that one act of kindness prompts three more from the recipient. (and an unkindness works the same too!) How can your cell group bless someone else with an act of generosity in the next fortnight? If you have time – you could put someone in the ‘hot seat’ and ask them to describe where they will have the opportunity to share their faith in word or action in the coming week. Pray for them, and the people they will be in touch with, for real opportunities to witness to Jesus. Chris