Edition 3: Immediately


Edition: 3

Immediately!

Last Edition Recap

How have you applied the last edition to your life?

Opening Prayer

Lord Jesus, many of us struggle to find our place in this world. Help us to know that we will always belong to you. May we know that you always have a place for us to belong. Help us realise this truth. Amen.


Chat Point 1

My late grandfather fought in World War II for the allied forces. His grave is among other South Africa veterans, known as the M.O.T.H.s (Memorable Order of Tin Hats), who risked their own lives for world peace and for the very people who are reading these words today. At the site of their final resting place, stands a memorial reading these words,

“For Your Tomorrow We Gave Our Today.”

Take a moment to ponder on those words.

  1. What does it mean to you that others risked their lives for you?
  2.  

Chat Point 2

When someone faces a life-threatening situation, they are desperate to be saved. They don’t have the luxury of waiting around for a committee to be formed, an agenda to be set, nor for their rescuers to lecture them on what they did wrong and how to avoid danger before they are to be saved. 

TRUE or FALSE: When someone needs rescuing, they need to be rescued immediately!

Have you ever been rescued or have you witnessed someone in need of saving, share;

  1. What happened?
  2. In general, why does rescuing need to be immediate?

The Rescuer

The Rescuer is someone whom is always ready to help someone in need – often without question. Especially, when another person faces a life-threatening situation.

The Saved

The Saved person is someone who was saved from a dangerous or distressing situation. However, they cannot be saved unless someone is willing to be a rescuer.

Chat Point 3

READ:

Matthew 14:22-33

Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”

Matthew 14:31
  1. What stood out for you?
  2. What do you think the main point is?
  3. Why did Jesus NOT lecture Peter before saving him?
  4. Why did Jesus only help Peter realise the error of his way only after he reached out and saved Peter?
  5. How does this act of Jesus relate to his crucifixion?
  6. What do we learn from Peter’s desperate cry, “Lord, save me!”
  7. If you were Peter, how would you tell the story of your experience?
  8. What would it look like if Christians applied this principle or lesson to their lives today?
  9. What is Jesus telling you personally as you reflect on this event?
  10. What will you take away from our chat?

It is clear that Jesus is the Great rescuer. He did not only save Peter from sinking but there are loads of events where Jesus came to the rescue of strangers.


What are the prayer requests of the group?

Closing Prayer

Gracious Lord, whenever I need you, you are there. Whenever I call out to you, you reach out and help me. Let me live knowing you’re always there. Also, teach me how to never take my eyes off you. Amen.


Take turns facilitating. Who will facilitate the next CoffeeChat? Where? When?

In-between Chats: Personal Reflection until we meet again

It is clear that Jesus is the Great rescuer. He did not only save Peter from sinking but there are loads of events where Jesus came to the rescue of strangers.
God reached out in sending Jesus to save us.

  1. Read John 3:16-21.
  2. Do you know that Jesus has saved you?
  3. Do you know that his sacrifice is FOR YOUR TOMORROW?
  4. Do you know that you can accept him now, by simply praying, “Lord, save me” and allow him to immediately reach into your life?

Edition Writer

Rev Kevin Zondagh

Founder of CoffeeChatConnect and The Exemplar Coaching Company. Ordained Minister. Professional Coach.

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