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May 30/31 Friends

May 30/31 Friends


THREE THINGS TO KNOW

DON’T MISS THIS

Lifeline Student Ministries are launching three new short-term groups for the summer. Be sure to share this with any students in your life. For more information and to register, visit adabible.org/signup.

GROUP VALUES

This month we are focusing on Relational Investments. In your group discussions, consider how Ada Bible Church Home Edition can be a way to invite those you want to see come to know Jesus to worship with you.

GROW AS A LEADER

The Small Group Leader Online Modules are a great opportunity to grow and cover topics like Leading a Group 101, Reading and Understanding the Bible, and The Gospel. If you haven’t started them yet or maybe you’ve started but haven’t finished, visit learning.adabible.org/small-groups to get going.


DISCUSSION GUIDE

Welcome to week seven of our series, The Way of the Wise. This week we encountered two challenges when it comes to our friendships.

Safety. Empathy. Unity. These three words are at the heart of a crucial discussion about meeting together in person. Take some time to discuss your group meeting together in person if you haven’t already.

 

THE WISDOM CHALLENGE

Share one or two of the verses from this week’s Proverbs readings that challenged you.

 

DIRECTION

Proverbs 13:20 says, “Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm.”

This challenges us to consider that the direction and quality of our life often depends on the direction and quality of our friends. How have you experienced this connection between your life and friendships?

How can we use this time to reset and examine our friendships to be more intentional with them?

Who is someone that you think of that you want to walk with more intentionally?

 

QUALITY

Proverbs 18:24 says, “There are “friends” who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother.” If we want to have friends that stick closer than family, we have to be that kind of friend. Who in your life has been that kind of friend to you?

How can you be that kind of friend to someone right now?

Proverbs 22:28 says, “As iron sharpens irons, so one man sharpens another.” We cannot live out our God-given potential without giving permission to someone to ask us the hard questions about our actions and choices. When have you experienced someone helping you be a better person or Jesus-follower?

How can our group sharpen each other both during our time together and the rest of the week?

 

WRAP UP

This week we talked about two challenges to think about when it comes to our closest friends. What’s one change you feel like you need to make after this conversation?


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