Bulletin Points:• The Ox Knows About Salvation• The Ox Knows About Separation• The Ox Knows About Service• The Ox Knows About Satisfaction
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. How well do you know your parents? 2. Read Isaiah 1:2-3. Why is the ox considered smarter than Israel? 3. What’s the difference between knowing and understanding God?4. Read Psalm 14:1a and Romans 1:21-23. What do these scriptures say about those who reject God?5. What is salvation? How do you explain this to a pre-believer?6. Read Romans 12:1-2. What is consecration? What is the benefit?7. Why is it better and more blessed when we serve others rather than being served? Who are you serving? How do you serve others in church?8. A fulfilled person enjoys the people around him. Is this true? Why? How can this be practiced?
Bulletin Points:• Spider Uses All Its Hands• Spider Lives in Palaces
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Have you ever visited a palace? Which one? What was the experience like?2. Read Prov. 30:24-28 (KJV). How is the spider “exceeding wise”? 3. The law of the spider tells us that spiders are both diligent and never easily discouraged when weaving their webs. As a result they never lack food. Food is delivered to them! What are the lessons here for us in regard to trusting for God’s our daily provision? 4. What is causing you to give up recently? People, problems, pain, life pressures or the pandemic? Tell us more.5. What has God put in your hands? What job has He assigned to you? What does “use all your hands” mean in your context?6. The spider in this verse lives in a royal palace. What’s the spiritual principle here? Read Proverbs 22:29.7. Joseph both worked and lived in a royal palace. How did he move from the pit and prison to the palace? Read Gen. 45:5-8; 50:19-20.
Bulletin Points:· Sheep Among Wolves· Wise as Serpents, Innocent as Doves
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Read Matthew 10:16. What does this mean – “I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves”?2. Read Psalm 34:8. Jesus is sending us into the world as salt and light. What does that mean?3. Some will receive the gospel but others will oppose it. How are we to respond to hostility?4. What does it mean to “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”?5. As doves, our hearts must be pure. We are to love people like Jesus. How do you show pure love and compassion to others when sharing the gospel?6. The dove also represents peace. We are to be peacemakers because the gospel is a message of peace. How can you preach and promote peace in our city when preaching the gospel?7. Who is Jesus sending you to today? What are possible opportunities or oppositions you may face? How can your KG pray with you?
Bulletin Points:· The Sheep Hear and Recognise the Shepherd’s Voice· The Sheep Follow the Shepherd
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Besides being white and fluffy, what do you know about sheep? How would you describe sheep and the way they behave to someone who has never seen one?2. Read John 10:1-14. What does Jesus call the one who does not use the door to enter the sheepfold? What kind of person is Jesus describing?3. Who is the one who enters through the door of the sheepfold? What are their characteristics? Read John 10:3-5.4. Why is it important for the sheep to know the voice of the shepherd? What happens when the sheep do not recognise the voice?5. Who is the thief that is described in verse 10, and what is his goal? Did the thief try to kill, steal, and destroy your life before you followed Jesus?6. Share an experience when you heard God’s voice or you followed God’s leading. What happened? What’s the outcome?
Bulletin Points:· Ants are Self-motivated· Ants are Hardworking· Ants Prepare for the Future
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Who is the most hardworking person you have ever met? What did this person do?2. Paraphrase Proverbs 6:6-8.3. What are the 3 things we can learn from ants when it comes to work?4. The sluggard is mentioned 12 times outside of Proverbs 6. Read Proverbs 26:13-16 and write a short description of him.5. What would you say lies at the heart of the sluggard’s problem?6. Comment on this statement: “If you work for money, you will always be a servant to money. If you work for Jesus, you will have a leader mindset.”7. How are you preparing for the future?8. What does this message teach you about yourself?
Bulletin Points:• The Church is the Body of Christ• We contribute to each other's growth• We are smarter together• We are stronger together
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. In Proverbs 30:25-27 there are four animals that are considered wise what are they and what makes them wise?2. Specifically, why is the grasshopper/locust considered wise? What can we, God’s people, learn from them?3. What are some benefits that human beings gain from their connection with others?4. What is the purpose of the church? How does living and working in unity contribute to that calling?5. Read Ephesians 4:1-7. What do all believers have in common that provides the foundation for our unity?6. If God wants us to be in unity, then why did He create us with such diversity? How do our differences make the body of Christ stronger and increase our impact?7. Read Ephesians 4:2-3 again. What attitudes and behaviours contribute to unity? 8. Pray for one another in your Kingdom Group, and for a greater unity in the church so that we can have a greater impact in the world.
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?
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.
Bulletin Points:• When it comes to evangelism, Jesus tells us to find someone who is worthy, and spend time with that person• We may find someone who is “worthy” at times and places we do not expect• We are to let our peace come upon those whom we minister to
Questions for Kingdom Group Discussion:1. Read Matthew 10:11-15. What does Jesus tell us to do in terms of evangelism in these verses? How would you do this practically?2. How important is it to stop for just one person to minister to that person? Why?3. Jesus tells us to “find out who is worthy”. Where and how do we find such people?4. How do we let our peace come upon those whom we minster to?
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.
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