What about the Church? Whole Church Alpha, Question 10

Week Beginning: Sunday 17th March 2013

Question 10: What about the church?

Bible Readings: Ephesians 2:19-22, Matthew 16:17-19

Discussion Questions:

1. What comes to mind when you think about “church”?

2. Has any of the biblical images challenged your perception of the church? (being “living stones” – 1 Peter 2:4-5, “Bride of Christ” – Revelation 21:2 or “the body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:12-31) If so how?

3. What part do you play in the church? Is God calling you to play a different part?

Further resources for those exploring…

Books: Gerard Kelly – Church Actually: Discovering the balance of God’s plan.

Websites: www.alpha.org.



Does God heal today? Whole Church Alpha, Question 9

Week Beginning: Sunday 10th March 2013.

Question 9: Does God heal today?

Bible readings: James 5:13-16, Luke 2:33-35.

Discussion Questions:

1. Healing and miracles never stand alone. They are signs of what?

2. What do you understand by the ‘now and not yet’ kingdom of God?

3. How would you answer someone who claimed that Jesus’ command to his disciples that they should heal the sick no longer applies to us today ?

4. What woud you say to someone who thought that healing had not taken place because the person concerned did not have enough faith?

5. Do you pray for healing? If so why? If not why?

 Further resources for those exploring…

Books by: John Wimber, Peter Lawrence, Francis MacNutt, Bill Johnson, Randy Clark, David Watson and Hyde Baker. (This is not a complete list)

Websites: www.alpha.org.