Sep. 8 - Grow Small (Heb. 10:24-25, 1 Jn. 4:7-12)
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: Have you been part of a small group before? If so, what was that like? If not, what's something that's kept you from trying it out?
A way to pray: Pray for your group to commit to loving one another this Grow Group season, spurring one another on to love and good deeds 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: Ponder the depth of God's love in sending His only Son for us. How does (or should) my life reflect my gratitude for this gift?
Being Transformed: Jesus calls us to love, bear with, encourage, and forgive one another. How can a Grow Group help me practice these things more consistently?
Loving Others: What specific sacrifices am I making for people who don't know Christ? How does God's self-sacrificial love motivate me to be more like Him?
Pursuing Unity: Who has my permission to spur me on toward love and good deeds? Who have I spurred on recently? What does that look like practically?