Small Group Ministry
1 Corinthians 16:13 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
Colossians 4:2 Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.
1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Luke 16:37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes.
Throughout the Scriptures, we are cautioned to be WATCHFUL. Why is this?
What are we supposed to be watching for? Does God’s Word reveal this to us? Being watchful implies looking for events yet to come. One third of the Bible addresses events yet to come in the overall plan of God for mankind, much of which has already been fulfilled, so it makes sense to focus our studies on prophecy in search of the answer of what is yet to come.
To kick off our fall season of SMALL GROUP MINISTRY, let’s dive into studies of this nature. One presenter who is particularly gifted in the area of understanding and sharing that understanding of prophecy is Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point Ministries. Here are some of his studies we have on hand:
Spiritual Warfare – Terms of Engagement
People are asking….IS THIS THE END? – Signs of God’s Providence in a Disturbing New World
A Tour of Prophecy
Agents of Babylon – What the Prophecies of Daniel Tell Us About the End of Days
Agents of the Apocalypse – A Riveting Look at the Key Players of the End Times
The Seven Churches of Revelation
The more we know of God’s plan for mankind and for His Church, the body of Christ, the more we will be prepared and therefore more peace-filled. God is so gracious to communicate to us His master plan of salvation and to give us the power of the Holy Spirit to reveal all things to us as He sees fit.
John 16:13 When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
SGM will again be offering evening group times beginning in September. Watch for sign-up sheets on the SGM bulletin board and/or at a designated table in the Welcome Area. If you are interested in studying prophecy, but are not able to attend an evening group, there is a COMMUNITY BIBLE STUDY (CBS) group that will be meeting on Wednesday mornings from 9:15am-11:30am at Grace Point Church in Adrian studying Daniel and Revelation. If you’d like to check out or connect with this program, go to https://www.communitybiblestudy.org
In His service and at your service,
Julie Schiller MISchillers@comcast.net 517-750-7494 Cell
SGM is a ministry in which we encourage and guide one another in our walk towards becoming more like Christ for the purpose of drawing others into a saving relationship with Christ. We have a great library available with wonderful resources to aid in your discipleship journey. Come check it out!