THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
Wondering what’s next? After Easter, Pastors Jeff Manion and Aaron Buer will lead us through a new sermon series called The Lord and His Prayer. This series looks at Jesus’ teaching on how to pray and offers an opportunity for some great conversations in your small group.
Easter is just around the corner and it may look different this year, again. As a group, think through some creative ways you could invite someone who may not usually attend church or might not feel comfortable going to church to join you in your home, in a small gathering or some other way.
GROW AS A LEADER
Connect to other leaders, find encouragement, join online discussions and stay up-to-date on the Small Group Leader Facebook page.
Welcome to the fourth week of our series Honest to God. This week’s conversation is about keeping our faith in a spiritual crisis.
How good of a sleeper are you?
Have someone read Psalm 77:1-15 aloud. What stands out to you?
I FEEL ANXIOUS
Asaph seems to be praying and praying but not finding any relief. What are some of the thoughts that fly around in your brain when you can’t sleep?
I FEEL ABANDONED
Israel brought trouble on themselves. They didn’t listen to God and are suffering the consequences (Psalm 79:1-4). Asaph feels like maybe what they did was so bad that God might be done with them. How have you felt this way?
We may be facing the consequences for our actions, but God isn’t done with us. Jesus’ work on the cross proves our relationship with God is not dependent on what we do. It is dependent on what Jesus did. Why is this such a powerful idea?
I WILL REMEMBER
Have some read aloud Psalm 77:11-12. What decision does Asaph make in these verses?
Choosing whether or not to remember what God has done is often the difference between walking away from your faith in a spiritual crisis and keeping a heart alive to God. How can choosing to remember keep our hearts alive to God?
Asaph looks back on God delivering his ancestors from slavery in Egypt (Psalm 77:13-20). What are some things you can look back on that God has done?
Pastor Aaron Buer encouraged us to build a “spiritual emergency fund.” Investment in engaging God’s word empowers us to trust God through the highs and lows of life. What are some of your goals for building a “spiritual emergency fund”?
This week’s conversation shows us a way to navigate spiritual crisis in our life. What was the most significant aspect of the conversation for you, and what do you want to do differently because of that?
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