1. OPENING PRAYER – Ask one person to open the meeting in prayer.
  2. GROWTH QUESTIONS – Ask everyone the Growth Questions.
  3. ATTENDANCE – Take attendance through the DG Attendance System.
  4. TODAY’S LESSON – Go over this week’s DG lesson.
  5. GIVING – Encourage everyone to give on the App.
  6. CLOSING PRAYER – Ask for prayer requests and pray.
GROWTH QUESTION #1Who would like to share a highlight, praise report, or testimony from this week?
GROWTH QUESTION #2What did you learn from this week’s sermon?
GROWTH QUESTION #3What was your most important accomplishment this week?



Matthew 10:1-8 NLT 1 Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. 2 Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James’s brother), 3 Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew (the tax collector), James (son of Alphaeus), Thaddaeus, 4 Simon (the zealot), Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him). 5 Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: “Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, 6 but only to the people of Israel—God’s lost sheep. 7 Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. 8 Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!

INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhat did you learn from what we just read?
GROWTH PRINCIPLE #1Jesus is calling us by name to be his disciples and operate in his authority! (v. 1)
  • Jesus called his 12 disciples together to give them authority and send them out.
  • DEFINITION – Call (kaleo): to invite or summon a person to come
  • DEFINITION – Authority (exousia): power, jurisdiction, liberty, right, strength. privilege, force, freedom, delegated influence.
  • When we accept the call to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, we gain access to His power and authority.
  • Your authority comes only when you submit to his call, his instructions, and his leadership.
  • No submission = no authority.
  • You have authority over every power of the enemy!

Luke 10:19 NLT – Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.

INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSAccording to Matthew 10:1, what did Jesus call us to do with the authority He has given us?
GROWTH PRINCIPLE #2Jesus gives us specific instructions to carry out (v. 5-7)
  • Jesus made sure that His disciples knew exactly what He wanted them to do. He defined the vision clearly so that they would know how to succeed.
  • Jesus sent His disciples out to announce or preach the gospel to God’s lost sheep.

Matthew 9:36 NLT When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them because they were confused and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

  • When we obey Christ’s instruction to go and preach, we set the atmosphere for signs and wonders to follow. As we follow His instructions and operate in His authority, we can expect the sick to be healed, the dead to be raised, and demons to be cast out!
INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSHow important is it for us to follow Christ’s instructions to preach to the lost? Can you identify someone in your life that needs to hear the gospel?
GROWTH PRINCIPLE #3Jesus is calling us to give what we have received. (v. 8)
  • When we receive victories, breakthroughs, deliverance, and healing it’s not just for us.
  • Jesus wants the lost to receive the same salvation, healing and deliverance that his we have received.
  • Jesus commanded His disciples to give what they had received without holding back.
INTERACTIVE QUESTIONSWhat blessings has God given you? What are some ways that you can practically share the blessings God has given you with others?
CLOSING QUESTIONWhat is one thing from today’s lesson that you will apply this week?


Giving generously cultivates an attitude of gratitude that profoundly enriches our own lives and the lives of others.

2 Corinthians 9:11 (NLT)
Yes, you will be enriched in every way so that you can always be generous. And when we take your gifts to those who need them, they will thank God.

Encourage everyone to give their tithes and offerings.


QUESTION #1Who are you praying for to be saved?
QUESTION #2Who can you invite to the next meeting?
QUESTION #3What are your prayer requests?