Sunday, 27 April 2014

Missions Week - Doing Justice: A Reflection of God's Love

Message By: Joanne Beach - Justice and Compassion

For more information about Justice and Compassion.

(*note: Recording had some technical issues)

Small Group Questions:

1. Describe an injustice you witnessed or experienced which stirred your emotions. What did you do about this injustice?

2. Read Ezekiel 16:49-50 and Isaiah 58. What do these passages teach you about the heart of God?

3. What is justice? What is compassion? Should the church work for justice and compassion? Why or why not?

4. What is one story or statistic which Joanne Beach shared that stands out for you? Why does it stand out for you?

5. How do you see compassion in the life of Jesus?

6. Look through the Alliance Justice and Compassion catalogue

(if you don’t have one, you can find it online at

As a cell group pray for some of the ministries in the catalogue. Do any of them stand out as something God wants you to get involved in?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Transformative Prayer - For Revival

Psalm 85:6

Scripture teaches us to pray for revival, as in this verse.  Why is that important?

What happens to God's people that they need to be revived?  How is Christ's visit to the temple on Palm Sunday (Luke 19) a picture of this?

From this verse, what is the byproduct of a revived people?  How does that help us to know whether or not we need to be revived?

It is true that revival is a sovereign work of God; He does it in His time and His way.  However it is also true that there are things we can do to welcome and invite God's revival; that we can have revival now.  What are those things that we can do now to become revived, from verses 6-9 of this psalm?

From the J. Edwin Orr article on prayer and revival, what stands out to you?  What do you learn from this article about the nature and the prerequisites of revival?  

Close in prayer; praying this prayer - for you, for us.  A deeply transformative prayer.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Sunday April 6th

1. Have you or someone you know ever experienced divine healing? If so, share this experience with the group.

2. Share some of the stories of healing you know of in the Bible (look some up if you need to). What do these stories make you think? What do they make you feel?

3. Read James 5:13-18.

4. What is one thing that stands out to you in this passage?

5. When should we call the elders to pray? What do you learn about faith in this passage? What do you learn about confession? What do you learn about elders?

6. What does it make you think, to know that Elijah was a man with a nature like ours?

7. What questions do you have about divine healing? What insights can other group members give you about these questions?

8. If God heals, should we still go to doctors? Why or why not?

9. What keeps us from following the instructions in this passage?

10. Where do you need healing in your life right now? Are there any areas of your life where you are grieving God (if appropriate, feel free to share these with your group)?