Mar. 10 - Glory Sign (Jn. 2:1-11)
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's one part of a wedding you enjoy? What's one part you'd avoid if you could?
A way to pray: Pray for our church to be people who, through Jesus, experience freedom from shame and extend that freedom to others in our lives, 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: What do I love most about what Jesus did in this story, and/or about the wedding feast of the Lamb (Jesus' kingdom fully realized)? Why?
Being Transformed: Jesus covered the family's shame by changing water to wine. How does He cover our shame? How does that change me personally?
Loving Others: When I'm tempted to shame others, what is going on in my own heart? How can I choose love instead?
Pursuing Unity: What shame is God calling me to cover (overlook/offer grace) for someone else? What will that mean for me practically?