Crossing the Street

Bible study

Pastors and Leaders

Use the Pastor’s and Leader’s guide as a launching pad for sermons and small group discussions.

Leader’s Guide

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A big thanks to Scott Pilgrim, Baptist Mission Australia’s Executive Director, for writing this Pastor’s and Leader’s Guide.

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How to use the study guide

The Pastor’s and Leader’s Guide has been developed as a launching pad for leaders to explore the key themes of the Crossing the Street series with churches and small groups.

Each theme has an introduction of the theme and scriptures, key takeaways, mission stories to use as illustrations, questions for small groups and a prayer. It can be used as a four week series or as standalone sessions.

Key themes

Each theme has an introduction of the theme and scriptures, key takeaways, questions for small groups and a prayer. Each of the sessions can be used as part of the full Crossing the Street series or as a standalone resource.

1
Sent like the Son

This is the first sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott explores the story of Jesus’ baptism in Mark 1:9-15 and his appearance to the disciples after His resurrection in John 20:1-23. He sends them out with the Holy Spirit to cross the street in His name, just as He send us.

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Scriptures

 John 20:1-23 (The Empty Tomb) and Mark 1:9-15 (Jesus’ Baptism)

Key points
  1. We are sent like the Son
  2. We are loved by the Father
  3. We are empowered by the Spirit
2
Meeting people where they are

This is the second sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott draws from the rich story of Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well in John 4:1-38. As followers of Jesus, there is much we can learn from this transformation encounter as we seek to step out and meet people where they are.

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Scriptures

John 4:1-38 (The Samaritan Woman at the Well)

Key points
Meeting people where they are:
  1. Models the incarnation
  2. Is motivated by love
  3. Opens Gospel opportunities
3
Modelling the heart of Jesus

This is the third sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott reflects on the story of Jesus raising the widow’s son from the dead in Luke 7: 11-17. In the midst of two crowds – one celebrating and one grieving – where is Jesus? Right in the middle. We model the heart of Jesus when we see, feel and act with compassion, love and justice.

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Scriptures

Luke 7:11-17 (Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son)

Key points
Just like Jesus in the passage, we need to…
  1. SEE the need
  2. FEEL the experience of the other person
  3. ACT in loving response
4
Being the good news together

This is the fourth and final sermon from Scott Pilgrim in the Crossing the Street series. Scott explores the story of the good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 through the lens of partnership. We can only do it together!

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Scriptures

Luke 10:30-37 (The Good Samaritan)

Key points
God calls us to…
  1.  Get our hands dirty
  2. Embody the good news
  3. Do it together!

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