Jan. 14 - Toward or Away From? (Jon. 1)
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: If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one reminder of God's presence there with you, what would it be?
A way to pray: Pray that God will use us to draw 2,000 people into a growing relationship with Him by 2022. Ask Him to show us the specific steps we can take in that right now. (See also the Loving Others question below.)
- Treasuring God: What are some of the things Jesus had to endure in order to bring God's presence to us?
- Being Transformed: What is one area of my life where I want to allow God's presence to be exhibited more fully in/through me?
- Loving Others: Who are some of the people with whom God wants me to share His presence? What does that look like practically?
- Pursuing Unity: What are some specific ways believers can draw closer in community by sharing Christ's presence with each other and with others?