May 5 - Being Transformed (Acts 9:1-22)
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 thing in your life you'd love to see God change right now?
A way to pray: Pray for what was shared in the icebreaker. Pray, too, that God would transform us to reflect Him more clearly to those around us, 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: How has God's transforming power changed me personally? How does this help me treasure Him more?
Being Transformed: How does the idea that we “are being transformed into His image with ever-increasing glory” (2 Cor. 3:18) encourage me to live differently?
Loving Others: What beliefs/attitudes keep me from loving people outside the church? How, specifically, am I asking God to transform me in these areas?
Pursuing Unity: How does knowing that every Christ-follower is a “work in progress” help me move toward greater empathy and harmony?