Bible Study

Week of 7/15/18 

 

Small Group / Individual Scripture Study Based on Sunday’s Message:

 First please pray the following: Holy Spirit, please open my mind and my heart as I begin this study.  Reveal to me what it is that Lord Jesus would have me do. I ask that God our heavenly creator will open my mind to God’s great holy mystery.  Amen.

Now Read the following:

“There are children who may never hear the stories of Jesus if people with the gift of teaching do not teach them. There are lost, confused, spiritually searching people who may never know God’s love unless people with the gift of evangelism share the good news with them.

There are adults who may never grow in their understanding of scripture until someone with the gift of discernment guides them.  There are people who may never find their way into the church until people with the gift of hospitality welcome them.  There are people with broken hearts and broken lives who may never find healing until people with the gift of intercession pray for them.  There are new opportunities for new ministries that may never be accomplished unless people with the gift of leadership show others the way.  There are lonely isolated people who may never find their way into Christian community until people with the gift of mercy extend care to them.  There are important issues of justice and peace that never will be confronted until people with the gift of prophecy confront them.”

From “A Disciples Path Companion Reader” p. 63 by Jim Harnish