Ang Connect Group ay nakakatulong sa ating paglago sa Panginoon at mahalagang parte sa paglago ng simbahan. Ang Connect Group ay grupo ng mga lalaki o babae na regular na nagmi-meet at sama-samang nag-aaral ng salita ng Diyos, at nagtutulungan para magamit nila ang kanilang mga natutunan sa kanilang buhay. Ang Connect Group ay nili-lead ng isang napiling mature na Christian.
Ano ang Connect Group?
Basahin ang Acts 2:42-47, 5:42 tungkol sa unang simbahan
Acts 2:42-47 (NIV)
They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.
All the believers were together and had everything in common.
They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.
Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts,
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Acts 5:42 (NIV)
Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
Kailan sila nagkikita-kita?
Saan sila nagkikita-kita?
Ano ang kanilang core message?
For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
Sa anong situwasyon ipinangako ni Jesus na nandun Sya?
Ano ang Nangyayari sa Isang Connect Group?
Pag-apply ng Salita ng Diyos sa ating buhay –
Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror
and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like.
But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
Matututo mula sa ating Connect Group leader –
Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.
I-encourage at kilalanin ang bawat isa –
Ephesians 4:16 (NIV)
From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
Romans 1:11-12 (NIV)
I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong—
that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.
Maging tapat at ipagdasal ang bawa isa –
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Ang Connect Group ay Para sa Paglago
Personal na Paglago
Ephesians 4:15 (NIV)
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.
Colossians 1:10 (NIV)
so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,
Paano nakakatulong ang Connect Group sa paglago mo sa Panginoon?
Pag-train tungo sa leadership
Matthew 9:37-38 (NIV)
Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
1 Corinthians 11:1 (NIV)
Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
Bakit, at paano tayo lalago tungo sa pagli-lead?
Evangelism at Pag-multiply
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
Sa paanong paraan nakakatulong ang Connect Group sa paglago ng church?
Ask a Friend
Sa paano nakatulong sa’yo ang pagsali mo sa Connect Group?
Lingu-lingo tayong magpunta sa Connect Group, at masabik na matuto ng Salita ng Diyos. Maging handa na ma-encourage at ma-challenge, at mai-apply at mga ito sa buhay natin. Maging handa na sumali at tumulong sa discussion habang nili-lead tayo ng leader natin. Mula sa ating pinag-aralan, paano maa-apply sa buhay natin ang Salita ng God?
Lord Jesus, salamat at lagi ka naming kasama tuwing magmi-meet kami sa Connect Group. Lord, ako’y nagpapasya na lumago sa grupong ito. Tulungan mo ako na magamit ko ang Iyong Salita sa aking buhay, at i-ready mo ako na maka-encourage ng iba gamit ang Iyong Salita.
“And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,”