Oct. 1 - Plays Well with Others (1 Pet. 1:13-25)
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 could pick any person (living or dead) besides Jesus to be more like, who would it be and why?
A way to pray: Pray for each other's growth in holiness, particularly in the areas shared when discussing the Being Transformed question below.
- Treasuring God: In this week's passage, what truths about who God is and what he's done for us do you appreciate most?
- Being Transformed: How is it that God's holiness leads us to holiness? What's one area of my life where I want to experience this transformation more fully?
- Loving Others: What is it about the way God has loved me that I long to reflect in the way I love others? What would that look like practically?
- Pursuing Unity: Why should being "born again" through the gospel unite us in a love for each other far beyond any other characteristic or preference (Husker fan, American, etc.)? Where can I see this happening in my own life?