Being with Jesus
This uGroup message is focused on leading others to a more intimate relationship with Jesus, focusing more on Him than the signs, miracles and wonders and through it to quicken the desire for those around you to seek Jesus as well.
For this message any icebreaker that involves you approaching members you know the least will work well, to practice talking to new people in a safe environment.
A good icebreaker is to talk to two new people about any of their dreams or interests for maximum of three minutes per person and then regrouping, giving each one the chance of communicating what they learned to the rest of the group in your opposite members story.
Often times the only scripture about discipleship that can be recalled is the great commission that speaks more of the mandate of a disciple than becoming one.
The uGroup leader must emphasize the practical difference between a disciple and a Christian even though theoretically it is the same.
The uGroup leader must be well acquainted to the difference between working from the cross and not towards it.
A few questions will be asked as introduction before scripture is read.
The following could be relevant questions to ask:
- Do you think there’s a difference between a disciple and a Christian?
- What should a disciple look like?
- Do you think that it is only for people who stand in the traditional sense of the word “ministry” to be considered as disciples?
- Do you consider yourself to be a disciple?
- What would you say is the first requirement of becoming a disciple?
- Matt 16:24 - What about the scripture tells you something about being a disciple?
Often times, when reading such scripture, we look towards the cost when the very first requirement of becoming or making disciples is having a desire to follow Jesus.
Mark 3:14 - Jesus first appointed them to be with Him and then that they may preach
Is your desire to have to say something or to be with Jesus who gives you something to say
Mark 16:17 - Are you to follow signs or are signs to follow you
Acts 4:13 - What was the outflow of Peter and Johns boldness
- What can stop you if your desires for Jesus is bigger than your desire for anything else?
It would be good to briefly talk about them asking God to restore their desire before entering into worship.
As planned appropriately
The question can be asked who feels oppressed, or wants to make a public commitment that their efforts to follow Jesus will be taken more seriously. Ministering of the infilling