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Sun, Aug 09, 2020
Passage: Isaiah 40:31
Duration: 19 mins 24 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Waiting on God will give you a renewed inward strength
• Waiting on God will give you a renewed upward strength
• Waiting on God will give you a renewed onward strength

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. How is this pandemic affecting people negatively? People in panic?

2. Read Isaiah 40:27. Israel was surrounded by their enemies. What did they say to God? Have you ever felt like your way was “hidden from the Lord”? Or your cause had been “disregarded” by God?

3. Read Isaiah 40:28-31. What did God promise to do?

4. What does God promise to do for you if you wait upon Him?

5. Look at Isaiah 40:31. What does it really mean to soar on wings like eagles? Have you ever trusted in God and experienced that in your life? Share an example.

6. We must wait on God for strength when facing troubles, trials and temptations. Do you consider yourself to be patient or impatient?

7. Why is waiting difficult? How do you usually respond if you are forced to wait? Remember waiting can involve time and trust.

8. Share stories about when you embraced waiting as part of God’s will. What was the end result? How were you changed?

9. Do you feel like you are in a waiting season right now? What are you waiting for? How do you feel about waiting and what is it doing in your relationship with God?

Sun, Aug 02, 2020
Duration: 17 mins 6 secs

Bulletin Points:
• God will make you stand strong
• God will make you stand on higher ground

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s the size of your feet? What are the functions of feet?

2. Read Psalm 18:32-33. What does this passage say about the deer’s feet?

3. What did Habakkuk say to God in his frustration (Habakkuk 1:2-3)?

4. What is the best thing we must do when we find it difficult to understand God’s divine plan during difficult times (Habakkuk 3:17-19)?

5. When we put our trust in God, he will make our “feet” strong and gives us strength to leap over the obstacles. (Isaiah 35:6)

6. Just as God enables the deer to navigate every obstacle, he will provide strength and security to you in times of testing, trials and troubles. What challenges are you presently facing? What obstacles must you jump over?

7. Read Psalm 42:1-2. The deer finds strength when drinking from the flowing streams. In order to be strengthened, we must come to God in prayer and studying the Scripture. Share with the KG how you have been drinking from the flowing streams.

Sun, Jul 19, 2020
Duration: 21 mins 42 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Faith is believing and receiving from God
• Faith is pleasing to God

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What does “fishers of men” mean when Jesus called the disciples to follow him?

2. What are Kingdom activities?

3. The Holy Spirit empowers us but what is it that enables us to do Kingdom activities? Read Matthew 10:1.

4. What is our Kingdom currency? Read Acts 3:6-8, 12, 16.

5. Comment on this: We need gold and silver to do earthly activities but we need faith to do heavenly activities.

6. Read Hebrews 11:1. What is faith?

7. What pleases God? Read Hebrews 11:6. What happens when God is pleased with us?

8. Let us exercise our faith in God. Who are those you would like to pray and believe for their salvation? Pray also for those you know who are sick and believe for their healing.

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?

Sun, May 31, 2020
Passage: Luke 1:7
Duration: 29 mins 14 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Love the Young with Admiration
• Love the Young by Example

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is the Bible’s attitude towards the young?

2. Read 1 Timothy 4:12. Why would someone disrespect someone for their youth?

3. What would make an older person respect a younger person? What characteristics does Paul challenge Timothy to develop in order to give no one the opportunity to disrespect him simply for being young (he is probably 34-39 years old)?

4. What is gained with age, and what can be learned with training?

5. Think again about something you feel inadequate to do for Christ. Remember, no one is too young or too old to be used by God.

6. How should the older people treat and relate to the younger people in church?

7. Have the older people in your group to pray, prophesy and bless you now.

Sun, May 24, 2020
Duration: 17 mins 33 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Children Obey Your Parents in the Lord
• Children Honour Your Parents in the Lord

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What is one thing you appreciate most about your parents?

2. Read Ephesians 6:1-3. Who are children told to obey? What does ‘obey‘ mean?

3. Why are children to obey their parents? Read Eph. 6:1 and Col. 3:20.

4. How does ‘honour’ differ from ‘obey’? What does ‘honour’ mean?

5. What is the promise that is associated with the command here (Eph. 6:2-3)?

6. How does obedience relate to having a good life and living long?

7. What are the practical things you can do to show honour to your parents this week?

8. Pray with your KG for your parents‘ salvation and health.

Sun, May 17, 2020
Duration: 20 mins 5 secs

Bulletin Points:
• Elders are to be Prized
• Elders are to be Mobilised

Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:
1. What’s your attitude toward aging? Repulsion or celebration? Tell us why.

2. Read 1 Timothy 5:1-2. How are we to treat or relate to those older than us? Why?

3. What does the word honour mean? How are we to show honour to those older than us? Read Leviticus 19:32.

4. If honour begins with the attitude first and then the action, how will you show honour to those older than you in church and at home? In your addressing, speaking, sitting and standing?

5. Read Leviticus 19:32 again. Note how the verse ends. How is respecting the seniors and fearing God connected and related?

6. If growing old is a privilege and a gift from God, what must an older person then do now? What can they learn from Caleb in Joshua 14:10-14?

7. If you are younger – is there an older person you should prize (more) from now on? Have you risen up in respect before the grey head? If you are older – have you slipped into an ungodly way of thinking about your retirement, and neglected to fulfill God’s plan for your life and his ministry for you in the church? What ministry is God calling you to?