THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
Ada Bible has launched a in-person video service (details & reserve a seat here) Sundays at 9 am at each campus. The addition of in-person video services means varying comfort & safety opinions in your own group. Talk together about how you can keep conversations kind, focusing on empathy and unity as you respectfully engage with others who feel or think differently.
This month we are highlighting Spiritual Practices. It can be easy to get caught up in summer and lose our spiritual rhythm. As a leader, you can help encourage your group to begin or maintain Spiritual Practices like prayer, scripture memorization or confession. Talk about how your group could practice these together.
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 week two of our new series, Jesus Wisdom. This week we discuss how Jesus embodies both grace and truth and why our lives should reflect these two traits.
Share about a time as a kid you told a lie and faced some sort of consequence.
Have someone read John 1:14-17 out loud. How does John describe Jesus?
PROVERBS ON TRUTH
Proverbs 12:22 says, “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.” Why do you think trustworthy people delight God?
The book of Proverbs repeatedly talks about being truthful. What are some ways people struggle with being truthful today?
PROVERBS ON GRACE
Proverbs 16:24 says, “Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” When have you experienced something that felt like healing and sweet words?
Proverbs 15:1 says, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” What situations do you find most challenging to respond with grace and gentleness, and how can you start responding more gracefully?
THE FULLNESS OF GRACE AND TRUTH
Read John 1:14-17 in the Bible translation, The Message. How does it impact you to read that God chose to come to us, move in and live in our “neighborhood”?
John says Jesus is “full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Jesus was able to exhibit grace and truth because of the fullness of his relationship with the Father. How can we be filled up to live out grace and truth through the Spirit?
Who have you learned from that models both grace and truth well?
This week we discussed practical ways to grow in grace and truth as we represent Christ. What daily habit can you can focus on to prepare for situations when it is challenging to be gracious and truthful?
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