SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS | MARCH 29 | Fear vs. faith



CONNECT WITH OTHERS


1. What kinds of things make you feel nervous or scared? Share a story about a time you felt that way.


OPEN IN PRAYER


FOCUS ON THE PASSAGE


2. Review the story of David and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. What sticks out to you in this passage? If you’ve heard or read this story before, is there anything new that you don’t remember?


ADMIT WHERE YOU ARE


3. How have recent events impacted your faith life? Are you more or less prayerful? Are you reading your Bible more or less often? Why do you think that is?


4. In general, would you say you are a more fearful person or a more faith-filled person? Does it change with your circumstances? Why?


INTERPRET THE PASSAGE


5. Read 2 Timothy 1:7. If we know that fear is not from God and that it is destructive and forbidden, why is it so hard to not be fearful?


6. The Israelites Focused only on the problem, Expected to be defeated, had an Attitude of self-destruction, and Ran from their problems. Which one of these most describes your reaction to current events?


TAKE THIS PASSAGE INTO YOUR LIFE


7. David was Focused on God, Anticipated God’s help, Insisted on being involved, Took time to prepare, and Had an impact on everyone around him. Which one of these actions will you focus on this week? How will you practically do that?


8. Think of someone who needs to hear this message or needs to be encouraged to choose faith over fear. How can you help them to do that?


HEAR FROM GOD


9. Are there other fear-filled areas you feel God is prompting to you change in your life?


CLOSE IN PRAYER

SMALL GROUP QUESTIONS | March 22 | Social Distancing As A Way Of Life

Adults


CONNECT WITH OTHERS


1. Share a time in life when you felt alone? How old were you and what happened?

 

OPEN IN PRAYER


FOCUS ON THE PASSAGE


2. Read through 1 Corinthians 15:33 and Proverbs 13:20. What do these passages say about good character and becoming wise?

 

ADMIT WHERE YOU ARE

 

3. How intentional are you about developing friendships with others? Do you have friends that know your struggles, hurts, or hang-ups?

4. Social distancing does not have to mean spiritual distancing? How is your relationship with Jesus during this season of life? Are you connected or feeling distant? Why?

 

INTERPRET THE PASSAGE


5. Read through Romans 5:8-11. What sticks out to you in the passage? How can this passage give us hope?


6. God’s grace meant he decided to reach out to us. In what ways do you feel like God has reached out to you this week?

 

TAKE THIS PASSAGE INTO YOUR LIFE


7. Pick two people that you can reach out to this week. Pray for each person and also share a prayer request with them.


8. What are some practical ways that you can stay connected with others during this season?

 

HEAR FROM GOD

 

9. What is one thing you can apply from this message into your daily life this week?

 

CLOSE IN PRAYER


Youth

  1. What are the bad influences in your life? What is one way you could change one this week?
  2. How do you spend time with God? Is there a something you could do to lean into Him more this week?
  3. How do you communicate with your friends? Text? Social Media? How does technology change relationships? 
  4. Who are your closest friends? Why? 
  5. Why do you think God chose us to send Jesus to save? 

Kids

  1. What/who helps you make good choices? What/who keeps you from making good choices? 
  2. Is there something you can thank God for right now? Do it! 
  3. How do you know if someone is your friend? What are ways you can be a good friend to someone else right now? 
  4. Who is your best friend? What are some things best friends do for each other? 
  5. In what ways is God our best friend? He sent us Jesus!