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Lesson: A Church Built on Generations

Leader’s Section

This is simply a guide for you to follow as you lead your group. Below is a recommended worship song, icebreaker, and flow for your B-Group experience.

Worship Song: “Build Your Church” by Elevation Worship and Maverick City

Prayer: Always begin and end with prayer.

Icebreaker Question: What is your favorite movie and why?

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LESSON

Key Scriptures: Malachi 4:5–6 (NLT)

The Big Idea:

Bethany is a church built on generations.


Main Points: We all need to be a part of a small group because…

  1. God cares about GENERATIONS.

    • This is the very last verse of the Old Testament.
    • Scripture shows that God is a generational God.
      • Psalm 22:30–31 (NLT)
      • Psalm 102:18 (NLT)
    • Jesus cared for children.
    • Generations are God’s gift to humanity.
  2. A turn must happen in the HEART.

    • Your heart is the center of your affection, priority, and focus.
    • One of the great tragedies of a nation is when their hearts are not turned.
      • Fatherless, broken homes and children left to fend for themselves.
    • One of the great tragedies of a church is when their hearts are not turned.
      • Churches that only focus on adult ministry, stop speaking the language of the next generation, don’t include the next generation.
    • Unless our hearts change toward generations, we are in serious trouble.
  3. It starts with the PARENTS.

    • This is all about initiative. If we just hope something will happen, it won’t.
    • It starts with evangelism toward young people and continues with sacrificing time.
    • It starts with us!
  4. It saves us from the CURSE.

    • One of the tragedies of the church is our inability to pass down movements generationally.
    • Moses with no Joshua: You don’t enter the land.
    • Eli with no Samuel: No word from the Lord.
    • Samuel with no David: No one to slay Goliath.
    • Elijah with no Elisha: No one to fight the spirit of Jezebel.

Discussion Questions:

Do you think you have a heart and passion for the next generation?

What are some practical ways you can invest in the next generation in your life?


Challenge:

Turn your hearts to the next generation, engage in the resources provided, invest in the future, and get excited about reaching the next generation!

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The reason the Holy Spirit speaks in a still small voice is because you have to be close to hear it.
—-Rick Bezet "Forgive and Remember"