Read Acts 20:21–25. This is a multi-part study on this passage. Read the following statements and answer the questions.
- Since our past is forgiven, our future is secure, and our mission is worthy, we have nothing to lose and everything to risk.
Agree or disagree? Explain.
- Unreached peoples live in the most difficult places to get to and the most dangerous and even deadly places to be. Still, they must be reached no matter what the cost.
Do you agree or disagree? Explain.
Watch Rob Climbs a Holy Mountain (7:35)
- What might be the impact of getting alone with God, removing your shoes, and asking Him to speak to you about unreached Muslims, especially those in Central Asia? Try this at home this week and share the results with the group next week.
- "It was really easy to connect with them (locals). That says a lot about future workers in the region. It's not so hard as we might think."
Does this change your image of relationship building? Explain.
- Another worker in the region started an agricultural business selling chicken feed. He also runs a discipleship program [with his employees] and helps them get on their feet financially."
What does this say about being strategic in sharing the gospel in a country not open to missionaries?
- “To be continued...”
By who, you? Explain.
Watch The Time Is Now (1:44)
- Why is now the time to get involved in bringing the gospel to unreached Muslims?
All excerpts are from Miraculous Movements, by Jerry Trousdale.
- “God is very strategic, but quite wonderfully unpredictable” (p. 46).
Is there value in just showing up and letting the process of discovering people of peace (the spiritually curious) guide the journey? Explain.
- “Abundant evidence suggests that a primary element in successful ministry among Muslims is the measure of prayer support. The one absolute prerequisite for progress in this endeavor is praying until the impossible happens” (p. 54)
How can you begin to pray for those who work among unreached Muslims? See list on Global Starting Point 11 for resources.
- “Muslim leaders seem to have much higher levels of disillusionment with Islam than their followers” (p. 74).
Why would this be true?
- "Almost all former Muslim leaders report a feeling of liberation and joy when they read the Bible and discover the truth about God” (p. 75).
Name five liberating and joyful truths of Scripture.
Read any Global Starting Point 24
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 have learned in this meeting and let it guide your prayer as you pray together as a group.