Sep. 23 - Finding Favor (1 Sm. 2)
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 makes you feel appreciated or valued?
A way to pray: Pray for each other in the group to grow in honoring God tangibly and practically through our everyday words and actions, and that this would attract others to Him as we seek to see 2,000 people by 2022 baptized and growing in relationship with Him through the Word, prayer, and community.
Talk It Over:
Treasuring God: Read verse 30. What are some practical ways we might honor or despise God through our words or actions today?
Being Transformed: What's one area of my life where I have not honored God as He deserves? What steps will I take to begin to honor Him in that area?
Loving Others: Read verses 12-26. What does this passage indicate about how our view of God affects the way we treat others?
Pursuing Unity: What are some practical examples of how honoring God builds unity within the church and how dishonoring Him causes division?