Jan. 22 - Embracing Heartbreak (Neh. 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: What's one job you've never had but think you would really enjoy?
A way to pray: Based on the final discussion question below, take time as a group to praise God, confess sin, and bring your requests before Him. (It may be beneficial to split into smaller groups or single-gender groups for this.)
- Why is it often easier for us to overlook others' pain rather than engaging?
- How does Treasuring God help us see and respond to the heartbreak of others? (And what, specifically, do I treasure about Him that helps me do this)?
- When have I experienced someone really entering into my struggles and caring for me? What are some practical examples of how we can do this for others?
- What are the key components of Nehemiah's prayer in chapter 1? What situations and people am I praying for right now?