MODULE 3: THE WISE PRINCIPLES

In this module you will learn the 4 WISE Principles of Alongsiders. These principles will help you make decisions about how to grow and support your Alongsiders movement.

Bible Study

Now that you know the 4 principles of Alongsiders, we're going to look at them in the Bible. Acts 3 is a wonderful story about the transformation of a beggar. Read the story in Acts 3:1-10 then answer the questions below.

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

INSPIRATION

Finally, watch the story of Daly and her little sister Monika. This is also a story of transformation - of a disabled young girl. In the comments leave a reflection on how you see the principles being worked out in their lives.