Jan. 8 - The Good Life (Jn. 15:1-17)
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: Discuss the rollover to a new year. For example, you might ask: How do you feel about starting a new year? Have you made any resolutions, set any goals, and/or chosen a guiding word for the year (if so, what)? What's the closest you've ever come to following through on a resolution/goal/word for the year?
A way to pray: Pray for each other to experience deep joy in knowing the love of Jesus, as we take steps to prioritize the Word, prayer, and community in 2017.
- What does it look like for me to prioritize the Word, prayer, and intentional Christian community in my life? What do I need to cut back or stop doing to allow these life-giving essentials to flourish in my life?
- What are some specific, practical ways we can lay down our lives for each other? for others?
- What have I been talking to God about lately? How have I seen Him working?
- What is something new, exciting, or interesting that God is showing me?