MEETING #14

I PRAY FOR AND SERVE THOSE WHO ARE FAR FROM GOD.

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

  1. “Before you talk to any man about God, first talk to God about that man.” Who are you talking to God about? Do you have a plan for when/how to pray for them? When you pray for them, what are you praying?
  2. Many times, our actions/deeds are our “foot in the door” that open up gospel conversations. What could you do to serve the person you are talking to God about before we meet again?
  3. Are you struggling with being compelled to share the gospel? Many of us do, and sometimes it takes action to jump-start our desires. If you are wrestling with having a heart for the lost, what is just one thing you can do to serve someone who doesn’t know Jesus in these coming weeks?
  4. The same thing applies for praying for the lost. A lot of times we can neglect the lost in our prayer. Prayer can not only lead to a work in the heart of those we pray for, but in our heart as well. If you struggle with having a desire to pray for the lost, will you be faithful to pray for just one person in these coming weeks? God just might astonish you in the way He answers you.

15 SECOND TESTIMONY – TRAINING VIDEO

Word Bank - Life Before Christ

“There was a time in my life when I was _____ & _____.”

  • Addicted
  • Angry
  • Arrogant
  • Ashamed
  • Broken
  • Condemning
  • Depressed
  • Discouraged
  • Domineering
  • Empty
  • Greedy
  • Hopeless
  • Lonely
  • Lost
  • Lustful
  • Missing Something
  • Moral
  • Prideful
  • Religious
  • Sad
  • Scared
  • Selfish
  • Suicidal
  • Unmotivated
  • Without Purpose

Word Bank - Life After Christ

“Now I am experiencing ______ & _______ like never before.”

  • Assurance
  • Comfort
  • Compassion
  • Faithfulness
  • Forgiveness
  • Freedom
  • Gentleness
  • Goodness
  • Grace
  • Healing
  • Hope
  • Humility
  • Impartiality
  • Joy
  • Kindness
  • Laughter
  • Liberty
  • Love
  • Mercy
  • Patience
  • Peace
  • Self-Control
  • Sincerity
  • Steadfastness
  • Strength

BIBLE BACKING

Luke 10:2

Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.

 
 
 
 
 

2 Peter 3:9

9 The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Luke 11:9

9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 9:37-38

37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

TOOLS

Books

Half Time by Bob P. Buford

Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne

Operation World by Jason Mandryke

Counter-Cultural by David Platt

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen

Evangelism Resources

3 Circles Method

This is the method of sharing the gospel we use here at The Heights. It’s not the only way, but it is the way what we train our people in. Skip to to Meeting 19 if you would like to be trained in this sooner. There is an app that goes through the 3 Circles, though there are some minor differences than they way we do it at The Heights. It is called the Life Conversation Guide App. Click here for more info.

How Good is Good Enough by Andy Stanley

Tactics by Gregory Koukl

Texas Baptists Resources: http://texasbaptists.org/ministries/great-commission/evangelism/church-training-and-resources

Romans Road to Salvation: http://www.teenmissions.org/resources/roman-road-to-salvation/

Evangelism Explosion Steps to Life: http://evangelismexplosion.org/resources/steps-to-life/

Example Risks

You want to walk away from your R3 group with an action step every time. These are ONLY examples of an action step. By no means are they required. Please feel free to (and seek to) come up with your own. The goal of R3 is to take realistic steps forward together. Please only choose one step and be prepared to report back to your group on how you did the next time you meet.

  1. Begin to follow the Domain Prayer Guides that are attached/connected to INFUSE.
  2. Do a prayer walk down your street and pray for your neighbors, the ones you know and also for new relationships to start.
  3. Invite the neighbors you don’t know very well over for dinner with the intention of getting to know them better. After they have left, pray for your relationship with them to grow.
  4. Consider mentoring an underprivileged elementary student at one of the elementary schools The Heights supports.
  5. Engage your waiter/waitress in conversation and tip generously.