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Listen to the weekly teaching component of our Converge Gathering.

Converge Winnipeg GREG JUNGHANS

    • Religion & Spirituality

Listen to the weekly teaching component of our Converge Gathering.

    20210508 Come Join Me

    20210508 Come Join Me

    This week we start with a reminder about saying thank you to your mom this weekend.
    Then Tammy continues with the Being APEST series as she talks about those who demonstrate the giftings of an Evangelist.

    The passage

    Ephesians 4:1-16

    As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8 This is why it says:
    “When he ascended on high,
    he took many captives
    and gave gifts to his people.”
    9 (What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
    14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15 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. 16 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.

    The questions -
    Who is someone that has helped you grow in some area of your life?
    What does maturity mean to you?
    What does unity mean to you?
    How would you feel about being put into the role of an “Inviter”?
    What question would you have for someone whose primary gift is “Evangelist”?

    20210501 Those Who Teach

    20210501 Those Who Teach

    We're continuing our series called Being APEST.
    Greg is speaking on the role of the "Teacher".
    Main Verse: Ephesians 4: 11-13 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

    Discussion Questions:
    1. Based on your pervious knowledge and poll questions would you say that you have the gifting of a teacher?
    2. What makes teachers so important in God's Family?
    3. What are some of the difficulties that those with the giftings of a teacher encounter?

    We also watched this video as a community before the recording started.
    We did reference it in the message.

    https://bibleproject.com/explore/video/what-is-bible

    Watch On YouTube
    https://youtu.be/vwf2YslWAmw

    20210424 Shepherding the Shepherds

    20210424 Shepherding the Shepherds

    We're continuing our series called Being APEST.

    Matt is speaking on the role of the "Shepherd".

    Main Verse:
    Ephesians 4: 11-13
    11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

    Discussion Questions:
    1. Other than the paid pastor position, what roles might someone with a Shepherd gifting do particularly well in the church.
    2. Given what we have been talking about (what makes up a Shepherd), when was a time that you took on the role of a shepherd? Explain.
    3. Given the strengths, community, and personal focus of the Shepherd, how might a Shepherd go about creating community during Covid19?

    20210417 The Initiator / The Apostle

    20210417 The Initiator / The Apostle

    Check out the second message of our series Being APEST!
    Right from the very beginning the work of God’s people confused and amazed those who observed from the outside.
    Ephesians 4
    Unity and Maturity in the Body of Christ
    11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

    Here is the scenario – after an 18 month worldwide health crisis, a small community focused church is wanting to rebuild the sense of community that has been lost through the difficulties of the last year and a half.
    Based on what you know of the initiator – apostolic giftings. How would someone with these giftings propose to address rebuilding the sense and practices of community. Assuming that health restrictions are no longer in place.
    Follow Up question – How could those with the other giftings ensure that these initiatives truly rebuild the community to carry out the mission of Christ. Use the giftings that you think apply to you. If you are the intuitive one, how does your intuition/hearing from God help the community. If you are the inviter, what would you need to know in order to invite others. If you are the includer, what needs to happen to rebuild a community or caring and inclusion. If you are the information person, what do you need to know and what do we need to communicate about practicing meaningful community together.

    20210410 I Want More

    20210410 I Want More

    We're starting a series called Being APEST.

    Dave is introducing the series tonight for us from the book of Ephesians.

    He challenges us to ask God this question.
    "If you have a call on my life to do whatever, I want to know."

    20210403 He is Risen

    20210403 He is Risen

    Easter recognizes that time when through his death, resurrection and ascension to heaven that Jesus broke the oppressive power that sin and death held over all people and began the restoration of his kingdom.
    Jesus Has Risen
    28 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
    2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
    5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
    8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
    The Guards’ Report
    11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
    The Great Commission
    16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
    Discussion Questions
    1. What does the story of the Resurrection of Jesus mean to you?
    2. Why do you think that the leaders tried to cover up the story of Jesus Resurrection?
    3. Why do you think that Jesus last instructions to his followers was to spread the Good News of Salvation?

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