home group

LENTEN STUDY

On Wednesday 4th March 2020 we will be commencing a six week Lenten Study
during the 9.30 am service in Holy Trinity, Macksville. 

Six  Studies based on the Sunday Psalms for the six weeks of Lent

Study One - Joy in Forgiveness
Study Two - Assured of Protection
Study Three - Worship in Obedience
Study Four - The Divine Shepherd
Study Five - Awaiting Redemption
Study Six - Delivered by God

Everyone is welcome - please come and join in the discussion. 

We reconvene for coffee in a Cafe after the study.  

please contact Rev Clyde on 0437 186 651 if you would like to know more.

 

HOME GROUPS
 

We currently do not have any groups meeting in a home; however, we believe that Home Groups are important. If you would like to be involved in a Home Group (e.g, attending, hosting),

please contact Rev Clyde on 0437 186 651.

 

The importance of home groups is indicated in Hebrews 10: 19-25, which teaches us that:

 

We can come to God directly through Jesus, we do not need an intermediary. (vv. 19, 20)

 

To draw near to God we need (vv. 22, 23):

a sincere heart - undivided allegiance;

full assurance of faith - no hesitation in trusting and following Christ;

hearts sprinkled ... from a guilty conscience - total freedom from a sense of guilt based on the once-for-all sacrifice of Christ; and

 

We must commit to: spur one another on toward love and good deeds; not give up meeting together and encourage one another. (Heb 10: 24-25 and 3:13)

 

What should we do when we meet together?

 

Acts 2:42-47 Early Church precedent for home groups:

 

Study Jesus' teaching, especially the Gospel,

Fellowship together,

Break bread - the Lord's Supper,

Pray

Voluntarily share if any are in need

Eat together, with gladness and generosity

 

From Heb 10: 22, 23 we agree that to draw near to God we need

a sincere heart - undivided allegiance;

full assurance of faith - no hesitation in trusting and following Christ;

hearts sprinkled ... from a guilty conscience - total freedom from a sense of guilt based on the once-for-all sacrifice of Christ; and

bodies washed with pure water - inner cleansing.

From Heb 10: 24-25 and 3:13 we agree that what we must we do is

spur one another on toward love and good deeds; not give up meeting together and encourage one another.

Also, Acts 2:42-47 shows us that when we meet together we should:

Study Jesus' teaching, especially the Gospel,

Fellowship together,

Break bread - the Lord's Supper,

Pray together,

Voluntarily share if any are in need,

Eat together, with gladness and generosity,

Praise god,

Bring others as the Lord adds to our numbers.

From our study of these passages we conclude the following:

* Leadership ideally should be shared to spur one another on to develop and grow in our Christian walk.

* There should be an emphasis on meeting for fellowship.

* Praying for each other's needs should be an important activity of each meeting.

* A prayer chain of group members should ideally operate for urgent prayer requests.

* We should praise God in prayer and music.

* Flexibility in activities is a desirable feature of the home group.

* We may choose to meet at each other’s homes or any other socially convenient location.

* We should have the freedom to invite non-Christian friends if the opportunity should arise.