Are You An Ambassador For The Kingdom?
The aim of this uGroup is to help members understand what it means to be an ambassador for God’s Kingdom, and the responsibility we have to Rule, Reign and have Dominion.
2 Corinthians 5:20
Use the Slides and remember that it is so important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker to set the people at ease, talk about our values.
If there are new members be careful of not to create a space where they feel exposed or uncomfortable. (Remember to get their details at the end). Invite them to Church.
The uGroup leader must develop his own revelation and substance around the word, go and read through the given scriptures and ask yourself the questions and answer them. This will guide him/her with some insight and thought points
Introduce the message by asking the following question:
- What is a citizen?
Define: a legally recognized subject / Person or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.
Read Philippians 3:20-21: 20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
- What is an ambassador?
Define: an accredited diplomat sent by a state as its permanent representative in a foreign country
Read 2 Corinthians 5:20: 20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.
- What does Kingdom mean to you?
- Why do we call God King?
Read Matthew 18:1-3: 1 at that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Read Colossians 1:16-20: 16 For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: 17 And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. 18 And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the supremacy. 19 For it pleased the Father that in Him should all fullness dwell; 20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by Him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
God Created the Invisible world and the natural world He is a King He has a domain
You can’t be a King if you can’t rule over something
It was never God plans to make man Subjects but Sons & Daughters who are citizens and ambassadors, we can partake of the Kingdom, and we can speak to Him.
We are reconciled by Jesus Christ who died on the cross so that we can stand in right standing with Him.
We have relationship with God
We are God’s Representatives to extend His heavenly Kingdom
God Created Humans to Represent Him and heaven on earth. Establish his Kingdom on Earth.
Motivate the members to apply the question to their own lives. Talk about it in the uGroup.
- Do I represent God in my circles? (Work, Church, University and at home)
- When someone looks at me would they say I am an ambassador of God?
The following argument can be used to explain and relate to what a Roman Soldier’s mission was and what they did to conquer a land and own it.
- Roman Soldier (Think about Romans soldier movies you have watched)
- What Happens when a Roman Soldier arrive on in a new land?
- Do they change their clothes?
- Do they change their language?
- Do they change their lifestyle?
- Do they change their Law?
- A Roman Soldier duplicates what he learned from his country and implement it on the new land / country / city they arrive on. The current state and culture don’t affect them they change what’s around them. They set the rules and standards.
Read Genesis 1:26: 26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all[a] the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
When God calls you and you choose to accept Him and Baptise yourself you enter into His Kingdom then you can have part of His Kingdom and with the gifts your received you can be a vessel for God to be used on Earth as He is in heaven
When we read Gen 1:26 “…let them have dominion…” the original word was called Basileia what means to Rule, Reign and have dominion over the earth.
Ask the following question about Ruling and Reigning and give the answers:
- What is a ruler? Measure tool
- What do you do with a Ruler? Draw a Line
- What is on a Ruler? Standard (1mm or 1cm ect.)
In other words a Ruler is there to set a standard to draw a line from what is right or wrong and set standards that needed.
- What does Pastor David do in our church? He sets Standards!
- What is Dominion?
Define: sovereignty or control. - The territory of a sovereign or government
Psalm 115:14-16 (NIV)
14 May the LORD cause you to flourish, both you and your children.15 May you be blessed by the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.16 the highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to mankind.
God has given us the authority to be ambassadors on earth to set standards and to have dominion all around us. If things aren’t in line around you, you have the mandate to bring it in alignment. We have the Holy Spirit to guide us and His gifts to do help us do this.
Elevation – Hallelujah Here Below
Elevation - Here as in Heaven
Passion - Heaven
Address specific issues that have arisen during the uGroup, take authority and faith and speak into members lives for things to change you have the authority. Help them pray for these things.
Ministering of the infilling of the Holy Spirit can then also be done.
Other ministering as led.