Mar. 11 - The Greatest Commandment(s) (Lk. 10:25-37)
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: When have I experienced an intentional act of kindness (or had the chance to do this for someone else)?
A way to pray: Pray for each other to grow in love and wisdom. Ask God to help us know the right timing and ways to share His love with others, to give us the motivation to love Him and others well no matter the cost to ourselves, and to use this outpouring of love to draw people to Himself as we seek to see 2,000 people baptized and growing in relationship with Him by 2022.
- Treasuring God: What are some specific ways the parable of the Good Samaritan reminds me of God's love for me?
- Being Transformed: What is the connection between loving God and loving others? What does God want to change about how I love Him/others?
- Loving Others: When is it hard to love others (to feel loving and/or to show love by our actions)? How does the parable of the Good Samaritan help?
- Pursuing Unity: Who else in my life is seeking to love God and others? What can I learn from them about how to grow in this?