Oct. 13 - Progressive Pursuit (1 Sm. 19)

We invite you to ponder the week’s Bible passage and 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: How do you feel about fall – do you love it or hate it? Why? What is the beauty in fall?

A way to pray: Pray for one another based on what is shared in the discussion questions below. Ask the Lord to help us be quick to repent (turn back to Him) when we get off-track, so that we can reflect His love well to those around us as we seek to see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Jesus through the Word, prayer, and community.

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: Do I believe God is holding back the chaos of sin and evil, or that He’s getting ready to "drop the hammer"? How does this impact how I love Him?

  • Being Transformed: What needs to change for me to see God’s discipline as loving pursuit? What difficulty in my life right now might be an invitation to repent?

  • Loving Others: Specifically, this week, how could I pursue people outside of Christ the way Jesus has pursued me?

  • Pursuing Unity: Where am I holding a grudge or harboring unforgiveness? How could I respectfully and lovingly confront instead (as Jonathan did with Saul)?

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