cell group bible study
CELL GROUP BIBLE STUDY
WHAT IS A CELL GROUP?
A Cell Group is a place where people gather in Christ’s name on a regular basis to experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ through vital prayer, the study & application of the Bible to daily life and close caring relationships.
The Biblical Basis for Small Groups
1. Jesus used a small-group strategy
• With a whole world to save, Jesus spent most of His ministry with the 12 disciples
• Jesus chose the most unlikely and ordinary people for His disciples. He was more concerned with availability than ability.
• Mark 3:13-15 “Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
He appointed twelve-designating them apostles-that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
and to have authority to drive out demons.” NIV
2. The early church met in small groups.
• Acts 2:46-47 “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.” NIV
• The average home during those days could only accommodate between 10 – 15 individuals
• Acts 5:42 “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 Christ.” NIV
• There was both the large group meeting (in the temple) & the small group meeting (house to house)
• The small group is the building block of the New testament
3. We need each other to grow and stay strong in our faith.
• Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.
Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another-and all the more
as you see the Day approaching.” NIV
Benefits of Belonging to a Cell Group
• Becoming part of a close, caring family. The presence of mutual edification and encouragement.
• Learning to apply the Bible to daily life. There is spiritual growth through Bible Study, discussion & application.
• Sharing life with others, not feeling alone. Friendships are encouraged and established through the cell groups.
• Experiencing effective personal care. There is an immediate response to needs and support in times of crisis.
• Ministry is done in a relaxed atmosphere. Having a non-threatening way to share Christ’s message of love with friends.
• Providing opportunities for meaningful service & developing the leadership potential of group members.