Feb. 3 - This Is a King! (1 Sam. 11)
First listen to the sermon (posts Sun. afternoon). Then use the ideas below to help you and your group apply what the Lord is teaching you.
Icebreaker idea: What do you think a good king should be like (character, appearance, disposition, etc.)?
A way to pray: Pray for those in our lives who haven't yet acknowledged Jesus as their King, that they would surrender to Him and find true life, as we seek to see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Jesus Christ through the Word, prayer, and community. Also pray for each other to let Jesus be the King in areas of our lives where we haven't been.
Talk It Over:
Treasuring God: What, specifically, has God delivered me from? How does remembering this impact my love for Him?
Being Transformed: Where do I feel "stuck"? In what area(s) do I struggle to believe that God's power can truly transform? Why do I doubt?
Loving Others: What would it look like for me to extend grace to someone in my life who advocates something I oppose (or vice versa)?
Pursuing Unity: Jesus pleaded with His Father to forgive those who crucified Him. How does knowing this impact the way I look at those who hurt me?