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DON’T MISS THIS
Did you catch the announcement about our third option for weekend services? You can still (1) watch online and (2) with others with Ada Bible Church Home Edition. With a target date of July 26, we will offer a (3) limited, in-person live service option for those comfortable with it. These are some of the ways our people can be a part of Ada Bible Church. Details to come.
This month we are highlighting Spiritual Practices. As a leader, you can model the value of spiritual practices to your group by talking about your Chair Time and other practices you do.
GROW AS A LEADER
Did you know we have a Small Group Leaders Facebook group? If you haven’t joined, jump in today and share a picture of your group, something you have learned as a leader or a way your group has served together!
Welcome to the last week of our series, The Way of the Wise. This week we look at how we are writing a book with our life and should carefully consider what we want it to say.
What is a book that inspired you or that you would recommend to someone?
THE WISDOM CHALLENGE
What’s one of your big takeaways from reading the Proverbs throughout this challenge?
HOW WE TALK TO PEOPLE
Proverbs 12:18 says, “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” We often aren’t trying to be malicious with our words, but we can still do a lot of damage by being thoughtless. What are some ways reckless speech can hurt others?
How have you experienced words of life or healing words?
Ephesians 4:29 says, “Don’t let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” How does this verse help us avoid being reckless with our words and instead bring life?
HOW WE TALK ABOUT PEOPLE
Proverbs 17:9 says, “Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” Pastor Aaron Buer said “cover over” has two implications: forgiveness and privately working out the problem. Talk about a time you have had to work through forgiveness and privately working out a problem.
Someone has already or is going to offend you in some way—but what matters is how we respond. What can you do today to help yourself respond with love when you are offended?
The way we talk about people during small group matters. How can our group help each other do this in the right way?
This week we talked about the power of our words. What is one wise next step you want to take in either how you talk to people or how you talk about people?
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