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Apr. 21 - Follow Me (Jn. 21:15-19)

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 makes someone a great leader – the kind of leader you'd gladly follow even if it leads through difficulty and hardship?

A way to pray: Pray for each other to follow Jesus with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Ask the Lord to use us to draw those in our lives to follow Him, too, 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 specifically did Jesus win for me through His crucifixion and resurrection? How does this make me adore God even more?

  • Being Transformed: In what areas of my life is Jesus calling me to follow Him more faithfully?

  • Loving Others: Who is God calling me to influence to follow Him? What role have prayer and sharing played in loving them so far? How can I grow in this?

  • Pursuing Unity: How does the death of death empower and motivate me to pursue unity with everyone – regardless of past difficulty or disagreement?

Grow GroupsDan Smith
Apr. 14 - Resurrection Sign (Jn. 11:1-44)

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 way that the spring season brings new life, that you particularly enjoy?

A way to pray: Pray for the areas of our lives where we need Jesus to bring resurrection life. Also ask the Lord to give new life to those in our lives who don't yet know Him, 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: Why did the cross make no sense to Jesus' followers? How does understanding the power of the cross help me cherish God more?

  • Being Transformed: What dead spots in my life need to be resurrected? What specific things do I need Jesus’ life-giving power to change?

  • Loving Others: Jesus was deeply moved by death’s grip on humanity. How can my life show the same depth of sorrow for the lost? What needs to change in me?

  • Pursuing Unity: In challenging relationships, how can a focus on Jesus’ claim to be the resurrection and the life energize me to seek peace and harmony?

Grow GroupsDan Smith
Apr. 7 - Judgment Sign (Jn. 9)

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: Who comes to mind when you think of someone with good judgment? What is it about this person that makes you think of them this way?

A way to pray: Ask God to open eyes to who Jesus is, all over North Platte and our surrounding areas, 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 has God helped you see or realize that you'd never have recognized on your own?

  • Being Transformed: Where do you struggle to believe God? How would your life be different if you genuinely followed His judgment in that area?

  • Loving Others: In John 9, some hard-to-understand truths had to be clarified. How can I provide clarity to people I know with the grace and truth Jesus models?

  • Pursuing Unity: How do wrong motivations and limited perspective lead to disunity among believers? How can clarity from Jesus open the door to agreement?

Grow GroupsDan Smith
Mar. 31 - Satisfaction Sign (Jn. 6)

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: Share about a time when you've experienced a feeling of satisfaction or contentment (e.g. something related to a job well done or a need that was met).

A way to pray: Pray for one another to find satisfaction and contentment in Jesus this week and to be able to share that with others, 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: Consider the apostle Paul’s radical contentment in Christ (see Phil. 4:11-13, Rom. 8:35-39). How could this level of satisfaction in God transform my life?

  • Being Transformed: What drives me to seek satisfaction wrongly? How could Jesus truly fulfill these desires instead?

  • Loving Others: Who in my life needs help finding satisfaction in Jesus in some area of their life? What tangible steps could I take this week to help them in this?

  • Pursuing Unity: How does seeing Jesus as my highest treasure and greatest source of satisfaction help me to forgive and live at peace with His followers?

Grow GroupsDan Smith