May 19 - Pursuing Unity (Jn. 13:1-20)
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 a good experience you’ve had being part of a team (or some other kind of group coming together around a shared purpose)?
A way to pray: Pray for our church family to have a deep unity, so that our community will clearly see the reality of Jesus on display (John 13:34-35; 17:20-23), 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 the surprising ways Jesus acts as Lord and Teacher? What challenges me?
Being Transformed: Where in my life is it difficult for me to love and serve others sacrificially? What step might Jesus take if He was in my shoes?
Loving Others: Whom do I know who needs to experience the self-giving love of Christ? How can I serve them practically this week?
Pursuing Unity: Jesus humbly served all the disciples – even the betrayer. How does this compare to the way I treat other believers? What needs to change?