Feb. 11 - Have and Keep (John 14:15-24)
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: It's been said that there are 5 key ways different people experience love – words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time, and physical touch. What would it look like to share Jesus' love with someone in one of these ways?
A way to pray: Pray that by 2022 we will see 2,000 people in our area experiencing a growing relationship with Jesus. Pray by name for the individuals in each of our lives who could be part of that 2,000.
- Treasuring God: What is the connection between loving Jesus and having and keeping His commands? What blessings does He mention for those who love Him?
- Being Transformed: What is one practical change I can make right now to grow in loving Jesus? What's my first step in making that change?
- Loving Others: Why does loving God lead us to love others? What is one way I can share His love with someone in my life this week?
- Pursuing Unity: Who can support me in showing God's love to others? Who can join me in praying for those we know who need to experience His love?