Oct. 6 - Comparison Game (1 Sm. 18)

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: What makes someone a good friend? What do you appreciate about a good friend?

A way to pray: Ask God to grow us in humility. Pray that as we reflect Jesus more clearly, He'll draw many people to Himself – that we would see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Jesus through the Word, prayer, and community.

Talk It Over:

  • Treasuring God: How can marveling that Jesus gave up his divine privileges for my sake help me personally connect with God?

  • Being Transformed: Where am I allowing comparisons to separate me from others? In what practical ways could I show love and acceptance instead?

  • Loving Others: When I play the "comparison game,” what do I actually win? How does playing this game work against me loving others well?

  • Pursuing Unity: In what situation, right now, could I choose humility over self-focused pride? How would that change the way I connect with others?

Grow GroupsDan Smith