Huddle // The Table Part 8
Huddle time is an opportunity for you to connect to each other and grow in faith. The below questions are just a resource for you to use or start from. Don’t feel like you have to use them all or rush through good discussion
How has God been teaching you or challenging you through The Table Series?
This past Sunday we celebrated members of our church family being baptised as an expression of their faith and new lives in Jesus.
What are your experiences around baptism? In what ways have you seen it done or heard it talked about? Do you have a baptism story? What questions do you still have about it?
We believe that water baptism is an outward expression of an inner reality. Going under symbolizes dying to our old selves and coming out of the water is a symbol of new life given through faith in Jesus.
Read: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
The original greek phrase for “new creation” has a meaning of freshly made, or an unworn and unused created thing. If you are a follower of Jesus, is it ever hard to believe that about yourself? Do you always feel that way?
Verse 18 says that all this is from God. Our own feelings, or good works do not grant us this status, but it is given freely and done completely by God. What does this reality mean to you when you think about being a new creation?
Do you have a example from your life where you have experienced the “old” being gone and living out something new? Example: lifestyle change or new belief.
Verse 20 turns the conversation to what our lives should look like once we have become reconciled to Jesus.
People commonly ask the question, “what do I do after I get baptised?”
How would you answer that question? Is this passage helpful?
What does it look like for you as individuals and as a group/team to be ministers of reconciliation? Share stories of how God has and is using you in this way.
Prayer: Continue to pray for who God has placed on your hearts to invite to the table.
Pray that as individuals, as a team/group and as a church family God would grant us wisdom and the obedience to be ministers of reconciliation in our spheres of influence and that he would draw more people to himself.
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EASY DISCIPLESHIP QUESTIONS
These are great questions and can be used one at a time, or one from each section even if time is short. Most importantly if used consistently, then people will be conscious of starting to develop the habits and lifestyle of becoming a disciple.
CONNECTING TO GOD:
How have you seen God working in your life in the last week; through successes, failures or disappointments?
Share with me what or who you are praying for and why.
What are you and your team/group members praying for?
At what moment did you feel closest to Christ this week?
CONNECTING TO SCRIPTURE:
Catch me up on scriptures you’re reading.
What is God teaching you through His word and how are you responding?
What scriptures speak to your “made for this”?
What scriptures are you struggling to understand?
What scriptures are you understanding, yet struggling to apply?
CONNECTING TO OTHERS:
How did the Lord use you to show His love this week:
In your family, team, group, or workplace?
In your everyday interaction with others?
Who are you helping to trust and follow Jesus?
What are your plans for next week in the areas of: prayer, bible study and sharing Christ’s love?