Mar. 3 - Rationalization (1 Sam. 15)
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's something that you prefer be all-or-nothing rather than a compromise? (e.g. coffee – I like hot or iced but not lukewarm!)
A way to pray: Pray for one another to be all-in in following Jesus.
Talk It Over:
Treasuring God: Who or what am I putting first when I give in to temptation? What do I love about God, that I can focus on to help me put Him first instead?
Being Transformed: In what areas am I most tempted to rationalize disobedience? How would total obedience change me?
Loving Others: This week, what practical ways could I intentionally seek the interests of others ahead of my own?
Pursuing Unity: Read Philippians 2:4. How does looking after others' interests promote unity? Whose interests might I tend to overlook or ignore?