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This July, we’re focusing on FORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS. Formative Conversations can happen at times we don’t always expect, even within a small group. As leaders, we want our small group discussion to be a time when our group members are being formed in the character of Jesus. Make it a habit to pray before your group meets and ask God to help your group have formative conversations.
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Welcome to Week 9 in our sermon series, ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS. This week we look at the story of an important official named Nicodemus and his interaction with Jesus.
What is something you are learning right now?
THIS WEEK’S TEXT
Have someone read John 3:1-17.
What stands out to you about Nicodemus throughout this story?
What is the main idea of this passage?
What does this passage reveal about God?
THIS WEEK’S SERMON
Pastor Aaron Buer talked about the story of a highly respected spiritual leader named Nicodemus, who meets Jesus and asks him questions. What were the main points of the message?
Which part of the sermon most encouraged or challenged you, and why?
This story is ultimately about how to receive God’s love. What are some things that hold people back from receiving God’s love?
Nicodemus was a leader doing “all the right things” according to the law, yet Jesus said he wasn’t close to the kingdom of God. What are some ways we can be like Nicodemus?
Take a group poll: Have you heard the phrase “born again” before, and if so, where?
In Jesus’s conversation with Nicodemus, what does it mean to be “born again?”
What are some ways your group can help remind each other of your new identity in Jesus?
Is there anything else about the sermon you wanted to talk about?
Today we talked about what it means to receive the love of God. What impacted you most from our discussion, and how will it shape how you live this week?