Missions

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Adult & Teen Discussion Guide

1. Primary Statement

Missions: The vocation or calling of a religious organization, especially a Christian one, to go out into the world and spread its faith. That is why Speed the Light exists, to make it so that missionaries around the world can go further and communicate clearer to spread the Good News of the Gospel. 

2. Bible Verse

Everyone is called to be a missionary.

Mathew 28:19 (NLT) “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

Luke  14:23 (ESV) “And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled.”’

3. Application

God has given us a big responsibility. Are you willing to answer the call?

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV)  “And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’”

Q. God is asking you to go!  In what relationships that you have in your life right now, is God asking you to be a missionary and tell them about Jesus?

Q.  Now that you aware that God has called us all to be missionaries to the people around us, how will you look at normal daily interactions with people differently?

 

4. Prayer Focus

Take a few minutes as a family and thank God for calling you to be a missionary to those around you. Ask Him to help you see those moments that He has set up for you to share your faith. You have the answer that people are looking for. 


Family with Small Children Discussion Guide

1. Power Verse

“I Won’t Worry ‘Bout A Thing!”

Philippians 4:6  “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.”  

WORRY is something we all deal with!  Kids have school, sports, tests, bullies, pressures, and friendships.  All kinds of things can cause worry.  It’s important to help our children realize that worrying and fretting doesn’t solve problems.  It’s only by prayer and going to God that they can find the answers and help that they need!

2. Activity

 

Have everyone sit together in a circle or small group.  Tell your kids to close their eyes.  Once they have done that, lead and instruct them in taking a few (maybe ten) deep breaths to help them relax.  Then, let them open their eyes.

Q. Did that help you relax?

Q. Did you know we all have different types of stress in our lives which makes it hard for us to relax and not worry?

Q. What are some of the stresses in your life right now?  (Take some time sharing with each other)

3. Application 

Read:  Luke 10:38-42

Now as they went on their way, Jesus[a] entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” 41 But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things,42 but one thing is necessary.[b] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

Jesus told Martha she didn’t need to worry about anything but spending time with Him.  Jesus can fix everything.  He cares about every detail of our lives.  When we are stressed and worried, we can spend time with Him and relax in HIS presence.  Then, we can truly find the peace we are needing!

4. Prayer Focus

Pray and spend time as a family relaxing in God’s presence.  His presence is the only thing that can truly make our stress go away!

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