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Engage Group Curriculum

Curriculum for Engage Groups. This curriculum is designed for the Engage Groups for Spring 2017. Simply click on the link to view or download the chapter summary.


Engage Groups March 5-8

Shoot Your Shot

PREP

1. Leaders: Take time to announce events happening this week in church.

2. Leaders: Be sure to review the Faith in Action you set as a group last week, then continue to the icebreaker question for this week’s study.

Icebreaker Question: If you could go anywhere, money is not a factor, where would you go and why?

16 Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him—but some of them doubted!
18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.
20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
— Matthew 28:16 - 20 (NLT)
  • In verse 17 we see that there were two responses to Jesus meeting them on the mountain, Why do you think some worshipped him while others doubted?

  • Why is it important that Jesus begins his charge to his followers that he has given all authority in heaven and on earth?

  • What does it mean to go make disciples of all nations?

  • What are some of the specific commands we should be teaching to obey?

  • Why is important that Jesus says he will be with us always?

  • How is Jesus always with us if he is not physically on earth with us?

 
19 That Sunday evening the disciples were meeting behind locked doors because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Suddenly, Jesus was standing there among them! “Peace be with you,” he said.
20 As he spoke, he showed them the wounds in his hands and his side. They were filled with joy when they saw the Lord!
21 Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit.
— John 20:19 - 22
  • Why do you think “Peace be with you” was the first thing that Jesus said to his disciples?
  • Describe why it is important that Jesus showed them his wounds as he spoke to them?
  • Why do you think Jesus reiterated “peace be with you” as he sent them out?
  • In verse 22, the phrase “he breathed on them” is the same verbiage used from Genesis 2:7 (the only other place in the Bible that uses this same verbiage). What is the significance that those are the only two places in the Bible that uses this phrasing?
 

FAITH IN ACTION

What is one way you can specifically go into your world (sphere of influence) and make disciples of Jesus?

Ashley Ervin