THREE THINGS TO KNOW
DON’T MISS THIS
One great way to stay connected this summer is to serve in Discovery Village (our children’s ministry) as a small group. Your group can jump in to serve so our regular volunteers can take time away for vacations or family. Serving 3x this summer as a small group can make a big difference. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we continue the 40 Days of Prayer as a church community, encourage your group to keep at it. Consider asking them what challenges they’ve experienced along the way.
GROW AS A LEADER
If you weren’t able to attend the huddle or want a refresher on the key points, watch the huddle recap available on our Small Group Leader training platform. If you haven’t joined the Small Group Leader training platform, signup at learning.adabible.org/small-groups. Reach out to your staff contact if you have any problems.
Welcome to week four of our series, The Lord and His Prayer. This week we take a look at what Jesus taught us about bringing our needs to God the Father, who knows and loves us deeply.
Jesus mentions birds in his illustration about God’s provision. What’s a memory you have about a bird or birds?
Have someone read Matthew 6:9-13 aloud. What is something that stuck out to you from The Lord’s Prayer as you prayed it this week?
Pastor Aaron said the phrase “daily bread” would trigger a national memory for the Jews of Jesus’s day. What memory was it, and what was its significance?
Most of us don’t have to worry about whether we will have food for the day. How does this passage speak to not just the need for food but other needs as well?
Jesus teaches us to pray for our daily bread. What do you think is the significance of the word “daily”?
Have someone read Matthew 6:7-11 aloud. Jesus encourages us to bring our needs to God. What are some needs we have that we can bring to God?
Reflect again on Matthew 6:8. How might it change the way we pray if we remember that God knows what we need?
In the same sermon, Jesus talks about how we can trust God (Matthew 6:25-26). How does knowing we are valuable to God help us trust him?
Have someone read John 6:33-35 aloud. In Jesus’s time, people understood bread as a life-giving staple to their diet. Jesus tells them (and us) that he is the spiritual bread that truly satisfies. What does Jesus mean when he says he is the bread of life?
We often try to find satisfaction and value in something other than God. What are some things we chase after to satisfy our hunger for more and more.
This past weekend, we celebrated communion as a church community. How does communion remind us Jesus is the answer to our deepest longings?
This week’s conversation is about bringing our daily needs to God and remembering we can trust him with them. What’s one step you can take this week to start your day off by reminding yourself of your dependence on God?