Give Him The Glory 

Memory Verses:

  1. Luke 9:23
  2. John 15:5
  3. John 8:31-32
  4. John 15:7
  5. John 13:34-35
  6. John 15:8 (NIV84)
    8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
  1. Bear Fruit
    1. Bearing fruit means to reproduce, our life and testimony should be producing more Christians
    2. On a scale of 1-10 how important is it for you to bear fruit.
      1. Discuss your score. 
    3. How often do you share the Gospel with unbelievers.
      1. Talk this through, share what has helped you to do so, or what barriers have stopped you. 
  2. Picture To The World
    1. Proof of true discipleship is fruit.  Our purpose as a disciple is to bear fruit. 
    2. How can you work to have this be your mission.  How can you work with your church to improve this mission 
  3. Give God the Glory
    1. Souls are the offering that we ought to bring to give Glory to God
    2. Proverbs 11:30 (NIV84)
      30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
      and he who wins souls is wise.

       

    3. When we tell of the Goodness of Jesus, our testimony has the ability to win souls!  
    4. Group Challenge, how many committ to sharing Jesus with at least one person this week?
    5. Pray that God will give your group opportunity to witness for Him this week! 

No More Selfies

Memory Verses:

  1. Luke 9:23
  2. John 15:5
  3. John 8:31-32
  4. John 15:7
  5. John 13:34-35

  1. Imperative: Love One Another
    1. Love is our Super Power
    2. If you love is your super power, what is your kryptonite? i.e. your past etc.
    3. Read 2 Corinthian 9:6
      1. As we apply this text to love, what is your expectation.
      2. Are there areas where you can increase your expectation?
  2. Picture To Observe
      1. Jesus Loved with Humility, Service, and with No Conditions.
      2. As we take this teaching from concept to practice, take time in your group to think through and commit to ways you can apply these concepts this week and share them with your group.    
  3. A Picture to Display
      1. There are events and situations that beg all of our attention, things that we need to show up for. How difficult is it for you to make showing up a priority for your church family. 
      2. What way could you use the ministry of presence to serve someone in your church?

Make A Wish Small Group Discussion

Ice Breaker: How Confident Are You In Prayer?

Memory Verses:

  1. Luke 9:23
  2. John 15:5
  3. John 8:31-32
  4. John 15:7

The First Requirement for Confident Prayer is Remaining

  1. Are there some things that may seem out of reach for you that you wish you had?
  2. How does Remaining in God give us what we wish for? 
  3. How Close do you FEEL to God?

The Second Requirement for confident prayer is His Word

  1. Pastor Jason explains, that When we get into the word of God, reading the word and receiving it, that’s when we start to see a difference in our lives. In what ways can we overcome the challenges of being distracted or simply not choosing to seek God’s Word?
  2. 3) John 15:7 referring to this scripture, how confident are you laying down your will in exchange for God’s will?

The Third Requirement for confident prayer is Asking

  1. Referring to James 4:2
    1. Sometimes we work very hard to get what we want. There are times that we are too proud to ask someone else for what we want. What perspective does this give you, knowing that you may not have what you want because you haven’t asked for it? 
  2. There are so many reasons why a person might shy away from praying. If this is a struggle for some, how can we build our confidence to pray more?
  3. Matt 7:7-8 What might close people off from asking God for what they want? 
  4. Matt 7:11 Understanding that God desires us to continuously seek and ask him, how does this affect and/ or change our behavior towards God? 

Stay Connected
Memory Verse John 15:5
Discussion Question # 1
  1. Take some time to commit John 15:5 to memory
  2. How does Christ Being a Priority in your life help you stay connected 
  3. If someone looked at your school schedule, would they be able to tell that Christ is a priority 
Discussion Question # 2
  1.  Are there areas that you struggle to obey 
  2. What obstacles prevent you from being obedient.  
Discussion Question #3 
  1. Do you need to establish one on one time or reestablish one on one time with Christ 
  2.  What does one on one time with Christ look like in your life? 

‭‭Meet Me At The Cross Roads Small Group Discussion

Luke‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NKJV‬‬‬‬‬‬
“Then He said to them all, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.”

Discussion Question #1
1.      Take time to commit Luke 9:23 to memory.
2.      What is your Desire, are you after Christ.
3.      Rate the following 1-4, of which is most true of your desire for Christ, most being # 1
          a.      Pursuit after
          b.      Direction to follow after
          c.      Take After
          d.      Come After
4.      What are some issues that may hinder us in coming after Christ?

Discussion Question #2
1.      On a scale of 1-10 (10 being very difficult) how hard is it for you to relinquish your will for God’s Will, and Why

2.      What is your cross, what is God using to get the glory out of your life. 

Discussion Question #3
1.      In what area is God calling you to trust him.
2.      How can you glorify God in your current circumstances   

                                           Real Love

 

Ice Breaker:  How have you experienced the Love of God today?

 

Discussion Question #1

 1 John 4:7–8 (NLT) Loving One Another Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

  1. Identity as the question, Who am I. Does knowing that you are a child of God help you to understand yourself better?  If so how?  If not, why not? 
  2. Break down the Phrase Child of God and see what develops out of the imagery, for example
    1. If I am a Child, that means I still have some growing to do…

Discussion Question #2

1 John 4:18 (NLT) 18 Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.

  1. Have you ever been uncertain about the your relationship with God, your salvation, or your eternal destiny?
    1. What lead to the uncertainty?
    2. Are you certain now? If so what give you your security? If not how can your group pray for you?

 

Discussion Question #3

 1 John 4:20 (NLT) 20 If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see?

  1. As we study and go through small groups, unforgiveness and hatred in our hearts are a reoccurring theme. The bible constantly challenges us with matters of the heart.  The text above teaches that a true love for God also means a true love for man. 
  2. Are you challenged by this teaching or reassured? Please explain your answer.

I Was Made 

Min. Kevin Webb

1) Do you or have you struggled with knowing what your purpose is?

John 4:24 God is spirit and his worshipers must worship in the spirit and in truth.                                                                                               
What does this scripture mean to you and how can you apply this to your life?                                                                                                   
2)Is there any area in your life that you struggle with serving others?                                                                                                       
Are there areas in your life that you believe God has called you to serve but you find it challenging to do so?                                             
3) What are some ways that we can overcome the obstacles that may prevent us from walking in our purpose?                                              
How does knowing that God is in control help us to live out our purpose?

Overwhelming Victory 

Scripture Reading Romans 8:28-38

Discussion Section#1

  • Truth #1 Trouble does not mean Christ does not love you”
    • [Rom 8:35, 37 NLT] 35 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? …    37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
  • Question: Have you ever thought that God did not love you? What circumstances made you feel that way? What reassures you of God’s Love?

Discussion Section #2 

  • Truth #2 There is no situation where God’s Love cannot reach you
    • [Rom 8:38 NLT] 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
  • Questions:  
    • With this knowledge, what perspective does this give us when faced with life’s challenges? 
    • Hebrews 12:6 The Lord disciplines those he loves. What evidence do you have that shows the benefits of God’s discipline? 
    • Is discipline necessary for success? Why?

Discussion Section #3 

  • Truth #3 Nothing Can Stop us from Loving Christ
  • Questions:
    • In what ways have Christ proven his Love toward you?
    • What is your favorite attribute of His Love?

Discussion Section #4 

  • Question:
    Psalm 34:19 God delivers us from all of our troubles. How does this encourage you?

Discussion Section #5 

  • Review the Christians Purpose Matthew 28:18-19
  • Question: How important is having a purpose to you.  Have you embraced God’s purpose for your life.  

Discussion Section #6

  • You have victory over personal struggles:
  • Have you sought out accountability partners to help you with your struggles?
  • How can we pray for one another, What personal struggles do you need prayer for?

Conquering Intimidation 

Reading: 2 Timothy 1:6-7

Discussion Section #1

1. What type of intimidation have you struggled to conquer? 

 

Discussion Section #2

1. What make you come alive?

Discussion Section #3

1. Out of the 3 Attributes of the Holy Spirit listed in 2 Timothy 2:7, rank the list 1-3, 1 being the most active, and 3 being the least active in your life.

 Discussion Section #4 

1. Read through the spiritual gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 and also Romans 12:6-8.  These list are Spritual gifts are those that come post salvation.  These list are not exhaustive nor will we posess all of them, but they come from the same spirit.  Which spiritual gift do you have?  Which spiritual gift do you desire? 

Discussion Section #5

1.  What are you doing to stay Stirred Up?