October 23, 2016- Missions Report (Deb, Tim, Kerry)
If you have had a cross-cultural mission experience, what difference has it made in your life, your relationships, and your worship of God? What new habits, attitudes, or thoughts have you adopted?
With whom are you in “partnership in the gospel” (reference Philippians 1:5)? Describe this partnership and how it is helping to expand the Kingdom.
What do you imagine a “call for help”, like the Macedonian man made to Paul, would look like in real life. If you’ve had an experience like that before, how did you know it was an opportunity from the Lord and not just another need you could fulfill? How can we discern a legitimate call from God versus a pressing need?
Have you ever been surprised by a display of unconditional love? If so, what happened? How did it change the way you receive love from the Lord through others? How did it change the way you understand how to love those around you?
Do you have relationships in your life that are an encouragement to you? How has that encouragement or lack of encouragement affected your journey?
Is there someone that you can be an intentional encouragement to this week?