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People Of God

People Of God

Jun 2020
People matter to God and to us. How is this truth translated and lived out in our daily interactions – at home, workplace, church and the world? All people are special and we are to accept others unconditionally. The Bible does not begin with the creation of a special race of people. When the first human was introduced, he was simply called Adam, which means humankind. God's plan is not just that the gospel will go to all people, but that all people will be brought together through the gospel.
Sermons in this series
Sun, Jun 28, 2020
Duration: 29 mins 5 secs

Bulletin Points:
• God’s People Equipped for Ministry
• God’s People Equipped for Building Up

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is the church? Read Matthew 16:18.

2. If the church is the people, what should we do differently?

3. Read Acts 2:42. What were the two things the early church devote to? What risk does our church face if any one of the two areas is neglected?

4. What obstacles get in the way of our devotion to community life (fellowship)? To training / equipping?

5. The believers were devoted to the apostles’ teachings and equipping. Read Ephesians 4:11-16. What has God given to the church (v.11)? Why?

6. Why does God want to equip and prepare all the people in the church?

7. Who is to do the work of the ministry? What are the ministries you see in church?

8. Read Ephesians 4:13. What are the three goals of Christian growth and maturity mentioned here?

9. What ministry are you involved in the at ICA? How has that helped you in your growth? OR What ministry will you start getting involve with?

10. How much time will you invest in receiving on going training / equipping in God’s word at ICA?

Sun, Jun 21, 2020
Duration: 22 mins 29 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Be a Spiritual Father
• Imitate Your Spiritual Father

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Share with the group about your father. What kind of person is he? What did he do for you?

2. Read 1 Cor. 4:15-16. What’s the difference between “guides / instructors in Christ” and “father in Christ”?

3. Paul often describes himself as a spiritual father to describe his love for those under his care and ministry. Read Phil. 3:17 and 1 Cor. 11:1. What did he ask them to do?

4. What does it mean to “imitate me”? Who is Paul imitating?

5. Read John 14:9 and John 5:19. Who is Jesus imitating? Why?

6. Discuss this statement – Many Christ-like characteristics are caught rather than taught.

7. Do you have spiritual fathers? Who are they? How have they influenced and impacted you? In what way have you imitated them?

8. Would you be a spiritual parent at ICA? How would you want others to imitate you?

Sun, Jun 14, 2020
Passage: Acts 2:42-47
Duration: 15 mins 45 secs

Bulletin Points:
• They are Devoted to Fellowship
• They are Devoted to Small Groups

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. How big is your family? What is the one thing you are most proud of your family?

2. How would you describe the church? In what way is the church like a family?

3. Read Acts 2:42-47. What inspires, excites, and encourages you about this passage?

4. What does the phrase “devoted themselves” mean? What are they devoted to?

5. Which of the four things in v.42 do you find the easiest to be devoted to? Why? Which is the hardest and why?

6. Read Acts 2:46. What is the relationship/connection between attending the temple (church) and meeting in the homes?

7. How can this be practiced in ICA today? How does it look like when we attend both the Sunday service and KG during the week?

8. How can your KG be more like Acts 2?

Sun, Jun 07, 2020
Duration: 14 mins 53 secs

Bulletin Points:
• We are Created in God’s Image
• Sin Tarnished God’s Image in Us
• We See God’s Iamge Through Jesus
• Jesus Restored God’s Image in Us

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. Which parent do you look like?

2. Read Genesis 1:26-27. How is the creation of man different from all else that God created?

3. In whose likeness did God create mankind? What does this mean?

4. In what way do we resemble God?

5. What is racism? Why are people racist?

6. What happens when we are in Christ? Read Galatians 3:27 and 2 Corinthians 3:18.

7. The moment we are saved, we become Christ-like in our behaviour. How are we then to treat people of other colour, culture, class or country?

8. What is a ‘gracist’?

9. How does this lesson change your attitude or action toward people of other race in Hong Kong?