7 on Multiplication (discussion questions)

becoming-7-series-gfx_app-squareHere are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “7 on Multiplication,” which concluded our series, “Becoming 7,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Who has been one of your biggest influences, mentors, or encourages in life? Why have they been so important to you?
  2. This week we continue our “Becoming 7” series by looking at the importance of multiplying leaders for the sake of God’s kingdom work. We will look at three examples from Scripture on this. As you begin your study, ask God to speak to you about His kingdom and purposes in the world.
  3. Let’s turn our attention to the life of Moses. First, what do you know about Moses’ life and work? Now, turn to Exodus 18 and read it aloud. What is the situation? What is Moses’ problem and how is it affecting the people?
  4. In Exodus 18:13-23, what does Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, suggest Moses do and why would this be helpful for Moses and the people?
  5. How does Moses act on this here (18:24-27) and beyond (Numbers 27:12-23)?
  6. Now let’s look at how Jesus lives out this same principle of leadership multiplication. Read the following passages and summarize what Jesus was doing in each of them:
    • Luke 5:1-11, 27-32
    • Luke 6:12-16
    • Luke 9:1-6
    • Luke 10:1-20
    • Luke 24:36-39; Acts 1:4-8
  7. How would you summarize Jesus’ approach to multiplying ministry leaders?
  8. As we continue in the life of the early church we see a similar approach at work in the Apostle Paul’s ministry. Read Acts 20:4-5 and reflect on what we know about these men with Paul and what this tells us about what Paul is doing.
  9. Paul summarizes his principle of leadership multiplication in 2 Timothy 2:2. Read that aloud and restate it in your own words.
  10. Who are you developing in your life as a disciple or ministry leader? Write their name here: ___________________. How can you become more intentional and responsive to the Holy Spirit with that individual or those individuals? If you do not have anyone at this time, begin to pray that God would move you out to pour into someone else. Whether on your own or with a group, take some time to pray based off of what God was speaking to you during this study.

7 on Multiplication

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I concluded the “Becoming 7” series at Eastbrook this past weekend with a message called “7 on Multiplication.” This series is an overview of our vision for the year, focusing on our big five vision objectives: becoming a Revelation 7:9-10 church; growing in discipleship depth; growing in mission width; growing in leadership multiplication; and increasing in overall engagement. Sometimes we aim to become a “10” but in this series we will talk about why we are aiming for “7” instead.

You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Becoming 7 (Revelation 7:9-10)

“There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9)

 

The Multiplication Example (Exodus 18; Luke 5, 6, 9, 10; Acts 20:4-5)

  • Moses (Exodus 18)
  • Jesus (Luke 5:1-11, 27-32; 6:12-16; 9:1-6; 10:1-20)
  • Paul (Acts 20:4-5)

 

The Multiplication Principle (2 Timothy 2:2)

  • Why we must multiply
  • When we must multiply
  • Who we must look for

 

Becoming 7 on Multiplication

  • Our goal at Eastbrook

 

7 on Discipleship (discussion questions)

becoming-7-series-gfx_app-squareHere are the discussion questions that accompany my message, “7 on Discipleship,” which launched our series, “Becoming 7,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Do you ever set new years’ resolutions? If so, what have been some of your most important resolutions? If not, why not?
  2. This week we begin a new series on our vision for the year and beyond called “Becoming 7.” As you begin your study, ask God to speak to you and reveal His purposes for You and our church. Then, whether you are with a group or on your own, read Revelation 7:9-17 aloud.
  3. This passage reflects an interlude in the flow of the book of revelation between the opening of the sixth (Revelation 6) and seventh seals (Revelation 8). Here we reconnect with the heavenly vision described earlier in Revelation, chapters 4-5. How would you describe the number and nationality of this group? j
  4. Because of their white robes and palm branches, we know this group is part of the redeemed in Jesus Christ. How does their acclamation in verse 10 reflect their stance as the saved?
  5. What do you think it looks like for a church on earth to be a snapshot of this heavenly vision? How do you think our church could grow in this way?
  6. Now read Matthew 28:16-20, which is known as the Great Commission. What are the summary commands of Jesus Christ to the disciples here in these verses?
  7. Why is it important that, as stated in these verses, Jesus holds authority and is present with His followers? What might this say to the disciples then and what does it say to us now?
  8. If this Great Commission is the essential call of the church, how well do you think we are living this calling out as a church? How well do you think you are doing at living this calling out as a disciple yourself?
  9. What is one significant thing you are learning through this study? How might you put that into practice this week as you pray? Whether on your own or with a group, take some time to pray based off of what God was speaking to you during this study.

7 on Discipleship

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I began our “Becoming 7” series this past weekend at Eastbrook with a message called “7 on Discipleship.” This series is an overview of our vision for the year, focusing on our big five vision objectives: becoming a Revelation 7:9-10 church; growing in discipleship depth; growing in mission width; growing in leadership multiplication; and increasing in overall engagement. Sometimes we aim to become a “10” but in this series we will talk about why we are aiming for “7” instead.

You can also follow the entire series at our web-site, through the Eastbrook app, or through our audio podcast.

Becoming 7 (Revelation 7:9-10)

“There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb.” (Revelation 7:9)

 

The Essence of Life with God is Discipleship (Matthew 28:18-20)

  • What is discipleship?

 

  • What is our definition of discipleship at Eastbrook?

 

Becoming 7 on Discipleship

  • Our goal at Eastbrook

 

The Art of Prayer: a series on Jesus’ life of prayer

Art of Prayer Series Gfx_App WideIt has been said that the greatest education in the world is watching a master at work. This is true whether we are referring to an artist, athlete, engineer, teacher, or anything else. We learn most from those who have developed mastery in that area. What about the spiritual life, specifically the life of conversation with God known as prayer?

Over the next three weeks at Eastbrook Church we will explore the life of our Master, Jesus, at prayer. In this new series entitled “The Art of Prayer,” we will specifically look at Jesus’ life of prayer in the Gospel of Luke. As we turn our eyes to Jesus, who is the Master of prayer, let’s see what we can learn from Him about the art of prayer.

You can follow along with the series via our web-site, our Vimeo page, our Facebook page, or by downloading the Eastbrook Church app.