III. Jesus & My Cellgroup<br />
Questions<br /><ul><li>So what is it about Jesus that we need to understand in order to be effective disciples of his?
How does Jesus' command “Follow Me” differ for us than it does for “followers” of the Black Nazarene or Sto. Niño?
What does Jesus really mean by “Follow Me”?
What is the focus of those who “follow” the various images (idols) of Christ in the Philippines?</li></li></ul><li>How can...
How can my cell become more of a follower of Jesus?<br />There are 3 habits that we can do in our cells in order to mainta...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the Heart<br />Hirsch & Altclass suggest 3 “Practices” that we can do to help us not only understa...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Kilalang-kilalasi Jesus ng mgaPinoyd...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Learn to understand Jesus from how h...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Suggestions: Read The Jesus I Never ...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />In developing a model for disciples...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />As a group, research the spirituali...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Evaluate your cell w/ the question:...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Ginagawa ng Cell<br />Group Ko<br />
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />What would Jesus do that you haven'...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Do something concrete when you gath...
Welcome him to the group
Talk about how He has worked in your lives the past week</li></li></ul><li>Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />Study how Jesus interacted with ...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />When thinking about Jesus and hi...
Whom did Jesus eat with? Whom do we eat with? Whom do we invite to our table?</li></li></ul><li>Habit #1: Keep Jesus at th...
Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Four: Shape Leadership on Jesus<br />Study Jesus' model of leadership, as outlin...
Habit #2: Get Over Dualism (No More Split-Level Christianity!)<br /><ul><li> “Of course Jesus could live a victorious life...
This often causes us to live two lives OR
It causes us to live “Christian” lives
The Gospels work from the basic assumption that Jesus was a man. What they need to prove was that he was God. That's why t...
Here are some suggested practices if we want to imitate him in his mission to the world.</li></li></ul><li>Habit #2: Get O...
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice One: All-of-Life Alignment<br />a. All-of-Life Alignment<br />What are the “idols” in y...
Challenge yourself to keep from buying certain things (coffee, fast food, clothes, etc.) and give the money you would spen...
Do you desire to quit your job so you can devote your time to ministry?
How can you instead turn your career or job into a ministry itself?
How could you better spend your time while at work to truly reflect on your part in Jesus' mission?</li></li></ul><li>CHUR...
INCARNATIONAL & MISSIONAL<br />Mission mode & impulse is outward (sending)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to create organic...
CHURCH GROWTH MODEL<br />Mission mode & impulse is inward (attractional)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to get people into ...
INCARNATIONAL & MISSIONAL<br />Mission mode & impulse is outward (sending)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to create organic...
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />Rather than think about thing...
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />R...
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Holy)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />In ...
Man in the Mirror<br />I'm starting with the man in the mirror<br />I'm asking him to change his ways<br />And no message ...
Gising<br />Ligo<br />Kain<br />Commute<br />Pasok<br />Lingkod<br />Laba<br />Hatid - Sundo<br />Kuwento<br />Mamalengke<...
Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />A...
How can I make my work holy?
How can I make washing clothes holy?
How can driving be made holy?
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  2. 2. III. Jesus & My Cellgroup<br />
  3. 3. Questions<br /><ul><li>So what is it about Jesus that we need to understand in order to be effective disciples of his?
  4. 4. How does Jesus' command “Follow Me” differ for us than it does for “followers” of the Black Nazarene or Sto. Niño?
  5. 5. What does Jesus really mean by “Follow Me”?
  6. 6. What is the focus of those who “follow” the various images (idols) of Christ in the Philippines?</li></li></ul><li>How can my cell become more of a follower of Jesus?<br />Christianity is not a doctrine but a person to whom I entrust myself without reserve.<br />We must affirm ... that Jesus is the only way to salvation.<br />
  7. 7. How can my cell become more of a follower of Jesus?<br />There are 3 habits that we can do in our cells in order to maintain Jesus as the center of our movement. These were suggested in The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches.<br />Keep Jesus at the heart of it all.<br />Get over dualism.<br />Make the Gospels the primary text.<br />We will try to work with these ideas & apply & adapt them to our own situation at MMBC.<br />
  8. 8. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the Heart<br />Hirsch & Altclass suggest 3 “Practices” that we can do to help us not only understand Jesus in a more complete way, but to also present him in that way to others.<br />Practice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Practice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Practice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />Practice Four: Shape Leadership on Jesus<br />
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  13. 13. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Kilalang-kilalasi Jesus ng mgaPinoydahil for the past 350 years, different people have brought their experiences of Jesus & presented them to Filipinos. <br /><ul><li>These experiences & views are limited or incomplete. Kasolang, kapos!</li></ul>Tanong: Anoba'ngpwedenatingawin, bilangmga cell leaders ng MMBC, paraipakilalasi Jesus samgataonakilalang-kilalasiya? Paanobanatinpwedenggayainangkanyangmisyonsamundo?<br />
  14. 14. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Learn to understand Jesus from how he presents himself in the Gospels. <br />Focus a series of Cell-group lessons on the Jesus of the Gospels. <br />Watch movies on the life of Jesus; then reflect on them together. Discuss their strengths & weaknesses & their relationship to the Jesus of the Gospels. <br />
  15. 15. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice One: Seek a Fresh Perspective on Jesus<br />Suggestions: Read The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey in order to better understand Jesus from his Jewish roots.<br />Read and reread the Gospels (see below for more tips in this area).<br />
  16. 16. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />In developing a model for discipleship, life, & spirituality we should look at the example of Jesus. We need to be always asking ourselves these 2 questions: <br />“What did Jesus' spirituality look like & consist of?” <br />“How does my spirituality compare to Jesus'?” <br />Here are some suggested actions. Can you think of others?<br />
  17. 17. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />As a group, research the spirituality of Jesus, & gather your findings under a few headings. Then evaluate your own personal & collective spirituality, using Jesus' example as a template. Brainstorm for new ideas on how to improve in areas that need improvement.<br />Jesus was known as a radical (friend of sinners etc.) How does your group compare? What are they known for? Ask people around you what they see in your group to find out. Then, discuss & implement ways to improve how you are perceived. <br />
  18. 18. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Evaluate your cell w/ the question: “Would Jesus be doing the same things if he were here in my place?” Make a chart listing “Yes” or “No.” Can some from the “No” column be redeemed? Should some things be stopped? Are there some new things that could be done. What would Jesus do that you haven't even considered?<br />
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  20. 20. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Ginagawa ng Cell<br />Group Ko<br />
  21. 21. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />
  22. 22. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />What would Jesus do that you haven't even considered?<br />
  23. 23. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Two: Shape Life & Spirituality on Jesus<br />Do something concrete when you gather to remind yourselves that you are meeting in the name of Jesus.<br /><ul><li>Place an empty chair in the circle
  24. 24. Welcome him to the group
  25. 25. Talk about how He has worked in your lives the past week</li></li></ul><li>Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />Jesus came to earth for a purpose. That purpose was to proclaim Good News of salvation and freedom in him. We should look at how Jesus interacted with people – how he engaged with the world – so that we too can have an impact for him in sharing the Good News. <br />Some suggested actions are as follows. Can you think of more?<br />
  26. 26. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />Study how Jesus interacted with people. How did he ask questions? How did he listen & talk? What can we learn from Jesus?<br />One of the themes of John is that Jesus came to do his Father's will – to accomplish the Father's mission. As a group, study John 5:17-20 in order to understand what following the Father meant for Jesus. Explore how your group can develop this same attitude.<br />
  27. 27. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Three: Shape Missional Engagement on Jesus<br />When thinking about Jesus and his engagement & what that means for your group, think about the following questions:<br /><ul><li>Whom did Jesus spend time with? Whom do we spend time with?
  28. 28. Whom did Jesus eat with? Whom do we eat with? Whom do we invite to our table?</li></li></ul><li>Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Four: Shape Leadership on Jesus<br />“Every believer is a leader of leaders.” <br />This goal shows the value we place on leadership at MMBC. Here are 3 things your cell can do to better develop leaders:<br />Leadership development follows disciple-making. Without a good foundation, our leaders will not be Christ-like. Develop a program that goes beyond Bible study into disciple-making.<br />
  29. 29. Habit #1: Keep Jesus at the HeartPractice Four: Shape Leadership on Jesus<br />Study Jesus' model of leadership, as outlined in the Gospels. Try to think of ways to imitate him as you lead your groups. <br />Develop a list of leadership habits & qualities evident in Jesus, to use as a template in shaping leaders in your group. Use this to evaluate yourselves periodically.<br />
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  31. 31. Habit #2: Get Over Dualism (No More Split-Level Christianity!)<br /><ul><li> “Of course Jesus could live a victorious life,” they say. “After all, he was God!”
  32. 32. This often causes us to live two lives OR
  33. 33. It causes us to live “Christian” lives
  34. 34. The Gospels work from the basic assumption that Jesus was a man. What they need to prove was that he was God. That's why there aren't a lot of verses talking of his humanity. </li></li></ul><li>Habit #2: Get Over Dualism (No More Split-Level Christianity!)<br /><ul><li>People expected Jesus to join them in their “Christian world” & condemn all those who had not “repented.” Jesus, however, did something odd. He managed to live in the world in a way that was unique. He lived a perfect life of holiness & submission to God that did not feel condemning to “sinners.”
  35. 35. Here are some suggested practices if we want to imitate him in his mission to the world.</li></li></ul><li>Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice One: All-of-Life Alignment<br />a. All-of-Life Alignment<br />Evaluate the things you do as a group from the perspective of Split-level Christianity. <br />Are you doing things in a balanced way? <br />Do your events and activities reflect not only the deity of Jesus but also his humanity? <br />Do you see certain things, times, or people as being more holy than others?<br />
  36. 36. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice One: All-of-Life Alignment<br />a. All-of-Life Alignment<br />What are the “idols” in your life or ministry? Do you focus your efforts toward the right things? Eg. Money & Consumerism can be a very powerful influence in our lives that detracts from our dependence upon God. Here are some ways to fight this:<br /><ul><li>Every month have a “buy nothing” day
  37. 37. Challenge yourself to keep from buying certain things (coffee, fast food, clothes, etc.) and give the money you would spend away (!). This will help break the hold of money over our lives.</li></li></ul><li>Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice One: All-of-Life Alignment<br />a. All-of-Life Alignment<br />Consider your career. <br /><ul><li>Do you consider your job to be a part of Jesus' mission to the world?
  38. 38. Do you desire to quit your job so you can devote your time to ministry?
  39. 39. How can you instead turn your career or job into a ministry itself?
  40. 40. How could you better spend your time while at work to truly reflect on your part in Jesus' mission?</li></li></ul><li>CHURCH GROWTH MODEL<br />Mission mode & impulse is inward (attractional)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to get people into church<br />Christians Cluster at Center<br />Appropriate for outreach to sphere of direct influence<br />Church Community<br />Sphere of Direct Influence<br />Missional Context<br />
  41. 41. INCARNATIONAL & MISSIONAL<br />Mission mode & impulse is outward (sending)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to create organic communities of faith in the context of mission<br />Christians spread out in context<br />Appropriate for all forms of mission<br />Church Community<br />Sphere of Direct Influence<br />Missional Context<br />
  42. 42. CHURCH GROWTH MODEL<br />Mission mode & impulse is inward (attractional)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to get people into church<br />Christians Cluster at Center<br />Appropriate for outreach to sphere of direct influence<br />Church Community<br />Sphere of Direct Influence<br />Missional Context<br />
  43. 43. INCARNATIONAL & MISSIONAL<br />Mission mode & impulse is outward (sending)<br />Cells & Evangelism exist to create organic communities of faith in the context of mission<br />Christians spread out in context<br />Appropriate for all forms of mission<br />Church Community<br />Sphere of Direct Influence<br />Missional Context<br />
  44. 44. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />Rather than think about things as being 'sacred' or 'secular,' begin thinking of things as 'holy' & 'not-yet-holy.' It is our job to make those things that God has created but humans have degraded into holy things once again. This is a redefinition of how we think of 'holiness.' Rather than thinking about holiness as being defined by things we don't do (eg. The 10 Commandments) we think about ways to do all things in life in a holy way. Somehow Jesus was able to do this. He did all things in life but in a holy way – his goal was to make them holy.<br />
  45. 45. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />
  46. 46. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />Rather than defining holiness by things we don't do,<br />we think about ways to do all things in life in a holy way.<br />Jesus did all things in life in a holy way – his goal was to make them holy.<br />Negative<br />Positive<br />
  47. 47. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Holy)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />In your life & in your cell, seek to direct everything towards God. This needs to be intentional – if we just live life & hope God does something to change then we have no hope.<br /> Listen to Michael Jackson's Man in the Mirror & reflect upon the words. How can his idea help us to make our lives & the people & things we interact with holy as well?<br />
  48. 48. Man in the Mirror<br />I'm starting with the man in the mirror<br />I'm asking him to change his ways<br />And no message could have been any clearer<br />If you wanna make the world a better place<br />Take a look at yourself & then make a change <br />Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Holy)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />
  49. 49. Gising<br />Ligo<br />Kain<br />Commute<br />Pasok<br />Lingkod<br />Laba<br />Hatid - Sundo<br />Kuwento<br />Mamalengke<br />Walis<br />Maneho<br />Pahinga<br />Gimmick<br />Usap<br />Turo<br />Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />
  50. 50. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />Answer these questions: <br /><ul><li>How can I make my life holy?
  51. 51. How can I make my work holy?
  52. 52. How can I make washing clothes holy?
  53. 53. How can driving be made holy?
  54. 54. How can my time with my wife, husband, or kids be made holy?
  55. 55. How can meeting for lunch be holy?</li></li></ul><li>Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Two: Hallow the Everyday (Make Normal Things Sacred)<br />b. Hallow the Everyday<br />Begin to define holiness by what you do for God, rather than by what you don't do for him. As an exercise, rewrite the 10 Commandments using positive language rather than negative.<br />
  56. 56. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Three: Redefine & Widen Your View of Worship<br />I'll bring You more than a song <br />For a song in itself <br />Is not what You have required <br />You search much deeper within <br />Through the ways things appear <br />You're looking into my heart <br />I'm coming back to the heart of worship <br />And it's all about You <br />All about You, Jesus <br />I'm sorry Lord for the thing I've made it <br />When it's all about You <br /> It's all about You Jesus<br />c. Redefine & Widen Worship<br />
  57. 57. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Three: Redefine & Widen Your View of Worship<br /> If it is indeed true that there is no divide between “Sacred” & “Secular” then worship can occur in all areas of life. <br />The trick is not just to find new places to worship in traditional ways, we also need to change the way we understand worship. <br />“All of life belongs to God and true worship means bringing every sphere under him.”<br />c. Redefine & Widen Worship<br />
  58. 58. Habit #2: Get Over DualismPractice Three: Redefine & Widen Your View of Worship<br />Think of ways you can encourage one another to worship in ways apart from regular gatherings. <br />Try thinking of worship as loving God. How can you “love God” through your daily activities?<br />c. Redefine & Widen Worship<br />
  59. 59. Habit #3: Make the Gospels the Primary Text<br />The Bible contains 4 biographies of Jesus' life. It also contains a lot of more theological teachings about Jesus. Sometimes we focus more time on the theology & less on the stories of Jesus himself. <br />Here are 3 practices that will help us do that.<br />3. Make Gospels Primary Texts<br />
  60. 60. Habit #3: Maked Gospels d Primary TextPractice One: Recalibrate Around Jesus' Core Teaching<br />Jesus presented His message with everything that he did. He healed the sick, he taught the masses, he saw the unseen, he touched the untouchables. Our first practice sees us looking through Jesus' life so we can imitate what he did and said.<br />3. Make Gospels Primary Texts<br />
  61. 61. Habit #3: Make d Gospels d Primary TextPractice One: Recalibrate Around Jesus' Core Teaching<br />
  62. 62. Habit #3: Maked Gospels d Primary TextPractice Two: Cycle Through the Gospels<br />This one is perhaps the easiest one to do of all – simply set up a schedule & read the Gospels as many times as you can in one year. <br />Here is a sample schedule for reading them in 1 month. <br />
  63. 63. Habit #3: Maked Gospels d Primary TextPractice Two: Cycle Through the Gospels<br />Read the Gospels at least 4 times in one year. It's best to do this with a partner and then discuss what you have experienced. <br />Do a tour or prayer walk of your community. At each place, read a part of the Gospels. This will help relate the story of Jesus to your life and situation.<br />3. Make Gospels Primary Texts<br />
  64. 64. Habit #3: Maked Gospels d Primary TextPractice Three: Keep Gospels Central to Your Learning<br />Deuteronomy 6:4 tells us that the teachings of the Law were to be a part of the lives of those who followed God. They were to teach them to their kids, talk about them always, tie them on our heads (all we think) and hands (all we do), and write them outside our houses where we live. We need to do the same with the stories of Jesus – to keep them as a part of our daily lives.<br />3. Make Gospels Primary Texts<br />
  65. 65. Habit #3: Maked Gospels d Primary TextPractice Three: Keep Gospels Central to Your Learning<br />Jesus is central to the plan of God. “I am the way, the truth & the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me.” Keep Jesus at the heart of all you teach – in each lesson show people Jesus & give them hope.<br />Spend time each year in your cell studying the Gospels.<br />Start a texting ministry by texting a verse from the Gospels to people each ?? (Good job, Tyrone!)<br />Ask yourself the question: WWJD? The only way to know the answer is to study him in depth.<br />
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