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Help support our Grand Rapids area by purchasing needed items for our local ministry partners. Visit adabible.org/givingtables for a list, then buy the item and drop it off at that campus Tuesday, June 23 from 5-7 pm or Thursday, June 25 from 9-11 am. This giving opportunity would be an excellent chance for your group to work together to help those in need in our communities.
As schedules change for the summer, consider how your group can serve together. Maybe there is someone you know who could use help with something or an organization that you are passionate about. Discuss ways to serve together this summer.
GROW AS A LEADER
Summer is a great time to invest in your leadership skills. Take some time to review a leader module this week at learning.adabible.org/small-groups.
Welcome to week nine of our series, The Way of the Wise. This week we discuss Ant Power.
What activity have you enjoyed that you were missing over the past few months?
THE WISDOM CHALLENGE
Share a verse that affected you this week and why.
Proverbs 30:25 says, “Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer.” We live in an instant culture. We want to see positive results from our actions right away. Ant power is different. How have you seen healthy habits make a big difference in your life over time?
Proverbs 13:11 says, “Dishonest money dwindles away, but whoever gathers money little by little makes it grow.” How does our consumer culture make this little-by-little aspect of growing our money difficult?
Proverbs 6:6-8 says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest.” How could we “consider its ways” in different areas of our lives?
What’s one area of your life that you feel like you need to focus on ant power?
We learn from ant power that faithful, repetitive actions over time can bring powerful, God-honoring results. Who is someone who made a positive impact through slow and steady faithfulness?
Pastor Jeff Manion returned to the three commitments from his sermon, A Conversation about our City. They are Look Back, Lean In and Love Well. Why is it so important to see these commitments as a lifestyle and not just something short-term?
This week we talked about ant power. What’s one habit you want to continue, revive or begin?
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