Read Acts 1:8–11.
- Read verse 8. Why do we need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us witness? In other words, how does He empower a person to witness to unreached peoples in a way that is different from natural human power? Discuss your answers and if necessary, read Local Starting Point #1 again.
- Read verses 9–11. When it comes to global missions to unreached peoples, are we standing around gazing into heaven? Explain.
Watch Vietnam (6:30).
- “I know that I’ve changed. I know that we are completely different people than when we came, and that’s a good thing.”
What changes occur as someone helps bring the gospel to unreached peoples in East Asia?
- “The last time we had this conversation [about going overseas], I said, ‘We’re not going to talk about this.’”
Are you suppressing a conversation you need to have with someone about God inviting you overseas? Explain.
- “It’s been great to meet the other team in this city.”
Give several reasons why being a part of a team is beneficial when it comes to overseas missions.
All excerpts are from Eric Liddell: Something Greater than Gold by Janet Benge
- “‘All right,’ he said, ‘I’ll do it. Tell me where you need me and when.’ Like a hinge swinging a huge door open, that simple statement forever changed the course of Eric’s life” (locations 352–54).
List five benefits of declaring this type of availability to God?
- “In the dust of defeat as well as the laurels of victory there is glory to be found if one has done his best” (location 599).
Why is even trying to bring the gospel to an unreached people in East Asia a worthy endeavor?
Become SOGY. Support others by forming a World Team or go yourself by contacting a mission agency. Describe your journey of becoming SOGY.
Reflect on what you learned in this meeting, and let it generate prayer as you pray together as a group.