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1 A Woman like Dorcas 5 Bible studies on Christian Service WORKSHEETS Study 1. The story of Dorcas - Acts 9:36-42 Study 2. Doing good : What does it look like today? Study 3. Doing good : What s the Standard? Who s our Example? Study 4. Doing good : Help for the tough times. DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service Study 5. Doing good : What results can we expect? 1

2 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 1. The story of Dorcas - Acts 9:36-42 A summary of the story of Dorcas from Acts 9:36-43 The story of Dorcas, which forms the subject of this study, has been an inspiration to women through the ages. It contains many valuable lessons for those who want to follow Jesus, but we are hoping to see in particular how Dorcas teaches us more about the meaning of Christian love. Dorcas was a disciple of Jesus who lived in Joppa, a town situated on the shore of the Mediterranean, which at that time was the chief seaport of Palestine. There was a Christian church at Joppa, and it s possible that the believers met for worship in Dorcas s home, which in those early days was the custom (look up Acts 12:12 and Romans 16:5). Briefly, Dorcas was well known in Joppa for her kindness to the poor and her good deeds. She spent her time making clothes for those who were needy, and she had a special concern for widows and their children. To the dismay of all who knew her, she became ill and died. But, someone had an idea. Why not go to the near-by town of Lydda to get Peter he ll know what to do! Peter came. He prayed and told Dorcas to get up and she did! News of Dorcas s resurrection obviously spread through Joppa like wild fire, and many people believed in Jesus as a result. 1. Studying the Bible account in detail Read verse 36. What do we learn about Dorcas from this verse? Read verse 39. What exactly did Dorcas do to help the poor people of Joppa? What kind of people in particular had she helped? Read verses and verse 38. Why did the disciples in Joppa send for Peter? 2

3 Read verses What did Peter do after he arrived? Read verse 42. What effect did this event have in Joppa? 2. Studying the Bible account in detail Dorcas was a disciple of Jesus Dorcas loved the poor and needy of Joppa Dorcas the disciple The word used here for disciple (Greek mathetes) means one who receives instruction, a learner. Dorcas had heard the good news of the gospel, and had become a follower of Jesus. Questions: Who are Jesus s disciples today? Mark 1:16-20 Acts 2:37-39 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service Acts 11:25,26 How do these verses help us understand how a person can become a disciple of Jesus? Do you consider that you are a disciple of Jesus? Why? 3

4 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service Dorcas shows love for the poor Dorcas had received God s love and kindness, and this love and kindness overflowed to others. Dorcas s love was practical verse 39 Dorcas s love meant hard work verse 36 Questions: What did Jesus say was the most important commandment? Matthew 22:36,37 What was the next most important? Verse 39 How can we love God like this? 1 John 4:19; Romans 5:5 How can we love our neighbour like this? Romans 5:5; 1 John 4:19 4

5 What do I need to learn from Dorcas s story? Over the next four weeks we ll be using Dorcas s story and what we can learn from it to look at the following points and to answer these questions: Study 2. Doing good : What does it look like today? God has given us talents to use for the good of others. What talents/skills do you have? How are you using them? Study 3. Doing good : What s the Standard? Who s our example? Looking at Jesus s teaching on serving others and his own example as a servant. Study 4. Doing good : Help for the tough times! What resources are available to the Christian to serve God and others? Study 5. Doing good : What results can we expect? Can God use us to help others come to believe in Jesus as their Saviour and Lord? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 5

6 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 2. Doing good : What does it look like today? In this second study we will consider how Dorcas is an example to encourage us to a life of doing good. In the New Testament different phrases are used to describe the life of a Christian: a life of service; a life of self-sacrifice; a life of obedience. Dorcas is described as always doing good, and this is the phrase we will be using. We will consider what motivates the Christian to do good and what does doing good look like practically. 1. Recap of Dorcas s Story: Acts 9:36 What do you remember about Dorcas? 2. Doing good God s will for His people Read Ephesians 2:8-10. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no-one can boast. For we are God s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. What are the good works that God has planned for us to do? It can be helpful to separate these good works into 2 categories: a) Spiritual gifts Read 1 Corinthians 12: Read Romans 12:6-8. These gifts are given for definite reasons. Read 1 Peter 4:

7 Read Ephesians 4:11,12. Read Matthew 5: b) Talents Our Resources Read 1 Timothy 6: Paul says at least 7 things to wealthy Christians in these verses. Can you list them? To think about: What spiritual gift/s has God given you? How are you using that gift? Perhaps you will need the help of a more mature Christian to see what gift/s God has given you and how you can use them. What natural talents do you have? Are you using them to do good to other people? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service What is your attitude to your financial resources? Are you generously using your wealth for the good of others? Read Colossians 3:17. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. 7

8 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service We should be doing EVERYTHING in his name as Jesus s representatives and for him. We should be doing EVERYTHING thankfully gladly not grudgingly. Spend some time considering this verse. 3. Doing good our response to God s love Can you think of a time when you were motivated to act in response to a situation. What motivated you to act as you did? What do you think should motivate the Christian to do good? What does Paul say in these verses should motivate the Christian? Romans 12:1-2 Ephesians 5:1 Philippians 2:1,2 Colossians 3:12 8 Day by day we must remember what God has done for us, how he has loved us and given his Son to die for the world. As we do so, our hearts will be filled with gratitude to our Father and with his love, and we will be inspired to live for him wholeheartedly too.

9 To conclude Dorcas used her natural talent to sew to make clothes for the poor widows of Joppa and their families. She obviously had the means to buy material to do this, so she used her financial resources in this venture too. Perhaps she also had been given one of the spiritual gifts that Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 12 possibly the gift of helping or serving? Her good works had made an impact on the whole town. What impact could our good works have? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 9

10 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 3. Doing good : What s the Standard? Who s our Example? The aims of this session are to: Explore what the Bible has to say about serving others Consider the standard that Jesus set his followers Consider Jesus s example as the Servant King 1. Remembering Dorcas Read Acts 9 verses What does verse 36 say about Dorcas? What does verse 39 say that Dorcas had been doing to help others? 2. What does the Bible say about doing good? Read Ephesians 2:10. What has God planned for his people to do? Read Matthew 5:16. What should be the result of our good deeds? Read 1 Timothy 6:17,18. What are rich believers to do? 10 For personal reflection Think back over the past week. Have you had an opportunity to be generous and to share with someone else? Have you prayed that your good deeds will draw others to Jesus?

11 Loving my neighbour as myself The Standard Read Luke 10: The Good Samaritan. What do verses 27 and 28 say a person must do to attain eternal life? Read verses Who has been a neighbour to the injured Samaritan according to Jesus? Question Can you think of someone who needs to be shown mercy in your church or locality? Remember, this means something practical and it may be costly. If you can t, perhaps you could spend time over the coming days asking God to show you someone to whom you or the church should be showing mercy. Loving my neighbour as myself The example Read John 13:1-17. Jesus washes his disciples feet. Can someone put verses 14 and 15 into their own words? What jobs that you have to do would you compare to Jesus washing the disciples feet? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service What Christian jobs would you compare to Jesus washing their feet? Would you be willing to do these jobs? What is Jesus s desire for his followers according to these verses? 11

12 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service What hope does 2 Corinthians 3:18 hold for those of us who know we aren t able to follow Jesus s example as we should? During the week, spend time: Thanking God for his love and forgiveness. Read and meditate on Romans 5:8. Jesus loved us first when we were sinners we don t have to earn his favour by our good works. Considering: Have I been trying to earn God s favour? Or have I been doing good as a response to his love? Remembering those believers who face persecution and even death because they are followers of Jesus. For further study Many of the laws that God gave the Jews reveal his concern for the poor and needy in society. Ignoring or taking advantage of them brought God s wrath (Exodus 22:22-24; Job 31:21-23). Care for the poor was such a serious matter that God viewed giving to the poor as the indispensable sign of obedience to his law (Deuteronomy 16:12-13). When Israel failed to do so they suffered God s judgment (Isaiah 1:15-17; Jeremiah 5:28-29). Jesus s attitude obviously reflected the compassionate and just heart of his Father. From the beginning of his ministry, Jesus displayed his identification with and concern for the poor and oppressed (Matthew 6:3; 11:12-5; Mark 10:21; Luke 4:18-19; 6:20; 10:25-37; 12:32-34; 14:12-14; 16:19-31; 18:22-24; 19:1-10). He even presented care for needy brothers and sisters as the sign that we know God and are saved (Matthew 25:31-46). 12

13 4. Doing good : Help for the tough times! In this study we will consider the resources that are available to the Christian as he/she endeavours to live a life that is full of good works. The importance of prayer in the life of a Christian is also considered. Our heavenly Father gives his children everything they need to live a life that pleases him, a life that is full of good works those good works that he has purposely prepared for them to do. (Ephesians 2:10) The primary resources that empower a Christian are the Holy Spirit, the Church and God s Word the Bible. 1. The Holy Spirit The Person of the Holy Spirit Matthew 28:19 ; Isaiah 63:10 ; Romans 8:27 ; John 14:26 ; Romans 8:11 ; Romans 15:30 ; John 16:8 ; 1 John 2:27. The Work of the Holy Spirit a) In creation. Genesis 1:2-3 b) In communicating God s truth. His main work is to testify to (point to) Christ. 2 Timothy 3:15-16 [2 Peter 1:19-21 John 14:26, 15:26, 16:13-14] John 16:13-14 c) In Christ s work. Luke 1:35; Matthew 3:16 d) In human beings The new birth. John 3:1-8; Ephesians 1:14; 1 Corinthians 12:13 Giving understanding. 1 Corinthians 2:4 [John 14:26, 15:26] Producing fruit (holiness). Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Peter 1:2 Fills believers. Ephesians 5:18 Gives gifts to believers. 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 [Ephesians 4:7-14; 1 Peter 4:10-11; Romans 12:6-8] Helps in prayer. Ephesians 2:18; Romans 8:26 He applies the work of Christ to believers. He seals and sanctifies believers in Christ. 1 John 2:27 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 13

14 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service The Holy Spirit = Power to live Romans 8:11. Galatians 2:20. Philippians 4:13. Romans 8:9. Spend a few minutes discussing these verses and the implications for the Christian who desires to follow Jesus s example to show mercy and serve others. Being Led by the Spirit Galatians 5:16,25. Romans 8:15. Ephesians 5:17. Galatians 5:

15 2 Corinthians 3:18. Questions Do you consciously seek to let the Holy Spirit guide you every day? Are there sins in your life that must be got rid of with the Spirit s help and power? Can you see the fruit of the Holy Spirit growing in your life? The Spirit = Help to Pray Those things that we are urged to pray for include: Matthew 6: 9,12,13. Ephesians 3:19. James 5:14, Acts 4:30. DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service John 17:20,21. Philippians 1:9,10. Colossians 1:10,11,19. 15

16 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service Matthew 7:11, Luke 11:13. Prayer changes things when we pray in line with God s will! God loves to give good gifts to his children, and answered prayer is one of those gifts. Romans 8:26, 27. Questions Is prayer an essential part of your daily life? Are there things in your life right now that are obstacles in your relationship with God? Have you considered spending time praying with one or two friends regularly? 2. The Church Ephesians 4: What roles are listed here? What is the aim of these leaders? 16

17 What is the result of works of service? Here are some more responsibilities that all members of Christ s body have to one another: Galatians 6:2. Ephesians 6:18. 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Questions The Church is also described as Christ s bride : Ephesians 5:25-27; Revelation 19:7-9. What ideas does this give us about our relationship to Christ? The Church is also described as a holy temple : Ephesians 2: What sort of people and Church does God want? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service To consider Think about your role in the Church. How are you fulfilling your role? Do you need the members to help you in specific ways right now? 17

18 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 3. The Bible God s Word 2 Timothy 3:16. What is Scripture useful for? What is the result of the application of Scripture to the believer s life? To Discuss What different methods do people find useful to study the Bible? How do we get over the difficulties of making time to read and study God s Word? A Final thought Hebrews 10:24, 25. Matthew 18:20. To Consider Are we making an effort to meet up with other Christians regularly in order to encourage them and be encouraged by them? 18

19 5. Doing good : What results can we expect? Aim of the study: In this study we are going to consider what the Bible says is the purpose of our good works and what will be the outcome of a life of doing good : for the church, for people outside the church fellowship, for ourselves and for God. We will then conclude our series by reconsidering Dorcas s story and how we can apply lessons learnt through this series of studies to our lives. What good works are not!! They are not done to buy or earn God s favour or a place in heaven. Isaiah 64:6. Romans 3:28. John 5:24. Titus 3:5. DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service What good works are!! Response to God s love and mercy. Romans 12:1. God s Will for His People Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:11-14; 3:1,8,14. 19

20 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service The work of God s Spirit within Colossians 1:10. The purpose of our good works 1. For the sake of the Church Galatians 6:9,10. Questions Think about the family of faith that you belong to. How are you showing concern for the other members of the family? Is there something you should be doing for the members, bearing in mind your talents and gifts? What about the world wide family of faith? Are there opportunities to care for the wider family? 2. For the sake of the world Matthew 4:4. John 6:35,

21 To discuss How can our good works reveal God to other people? 3. For my sanctification What change takes place in the lives of God s people? 2 Corinthians 3:18. Romans 8:29. 1 Peter 2:20. 1 Peter 3:13, For God s glory What will the pagans do when they see our good works? 1 Peter 2:12. DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service What will people do when they see our light according to Jesus? Matthew 5:16. What can we do to glorify God? 1 Corinthians 10:31. 21

22 DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service To discuss: Many people say that there s too much hypocrisy in chapel, and that s why they don t go near! Why do people say this? How can we make sure that it s God who gets the glory from our good works? What attitudes do we need to display as Christians that will prevent others from seeing us as hypocrites? What does Dorcas s story teach us about doing good? 1. Acts 9:38. To the family of faith? 2. Acts 9:39. To the community? 3. Acts 9:36; Mark 10:45. About her character? 4. Acts 9:42. The result of her life of doing good? 22

23 Questions What sort of relationship do I have with my brothers and sisters in Christ? Do I need to make an effort to do good to them? What would this mean practically? How can I do good in my community? Am I being transformed to be more like Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit in my life getting rid of sin and seeing his fruit grow? Does something specific in my life need attention? Does my life bring glory to God? Who are the people that I need to pray for to come to believe in Jesus? How can I present Jesus to them? DORCAS PROGRAMME: A Woman like Dorcas - 5 Bible studies on Christian Service 23

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