Feb. 19 - Unity Killer (Neh. 5)

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 something others can do for you that makes you feel cared for? What's something you enjoy doing for others to make them feel cared for?

A way to pray: Pray for the overlooked, marginalized, exploited people in our lives. Pray that we would see them and engage them as we seek to see 2000 people baptized and connected to Jesus through the Word, prayer, and community by 2022.

For discussion:

  • What kinds of people tend to be overlooked, marginalized, and exploited in our culture today?
  • What are some areas in my life where I've struggled with being self-interested? How have I seen this hurt others?
  • Why is self-sacrifice better than self-interest? How does Nehemiah's self-sacrifice make us think of Jesus? (See also Philippians 2:1-11.)
  • What are some practical ways I can sacrifice for others in my life and in our world right now?
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