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This month we look at the group value of Stories. Each member of our group has a unique story that makes them who they are. Summer is an excellent time to unpack parts of your stories. One great question to ask each person is, “Who is someone that has been a significant spiritual influence on your life?”
GROW AS A LEADER
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This is the first week of our new series, 10 QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED. This week’s conversation looks at a question Jesus asks some of his first disciples.
What was something you remember doing as a kid when school ended for the year?
Have someone read John 1:29-51. What’s Jesus doing in this story?
A DEEP QUESTION
What does Jesus ask John’s two disciples who begin to follow him in John 1:35-38?
How does Jesus’s question apply to what they were doing right then AND to their deepest longings?
Part of Jesus’s work with the disciples is to change what they want. Why might it be important for us to change the things we want as we follow Jesus?
How have you experienced a change in your desires as a result of following Jesus?
A NEW NAME
In the Bible, names are often significant. Jesus changes Simon’s name to reshape him. Jesus saw something in Simon and called it out. It wasn’t that Simon was perfect or that his life didn’t have issues. What do you think that says about Jesus and what he sees in us?
The church community can play a significant role in helping us see who we can become. What role can our small group play in helping each other see our potential if we allow Jesus to shape us?
A DEMANDING CALL
What does Jesus say to Philip in John 1:43?
What’s the difference between Jesus saying “follow me” and us saying to Jesus “follow me”?
Have someone read John 1:43-49 aloud. What part does Philip play in helping Nathanael find Jesus?
What are some ways we can do the same thing for those who may be around us?
Jesus’s encounter with Nathanael is unique. How does Nathanael respond to what Jesus tells him?
Why do you think Nathanael responds that way?
We all seem to have a longing to be seen and known. How does Jesus meet that longing?
Today we talked about a question Jesus asks some of his first disciples. Which part of our conversation resonated with you, and what’s one thing you want to do about it?