Mar. 24 - Authority Sign (Jn. 5:1-15)
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 do you like to do to rest, refresh, and recharge?
A way to pray: Based on the discussion questions below regarding rest, healing, and making an end of sin, pray for one another and those in our lives who don't know Jesus, asking the Lord to use us to draw people to Himself as we seek to see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Him through the Word, prayer, and community.
Talk It Over:
Treasuring God: In what areas am I in need of rest? How does God offer that rest? How does this tangibly show me how much He loves me?
Being Transformed: In John 5, Jesus healed the man and told him to stop sinning. How has He healed me? Where is He calling me to stop sinning?
Loving Others: How can I practically demonstrate the power of God's rest in my own life to others around me who don't know Jesus?
Pursuing Unity: In conflicts among Christ-followers, how does yielding to God's authority bring peace? How does His rest overcome our disagreements?