Posted by David Rudd on Tuesday, May 20, 2014
What activities give you energy? What activities drain you of energy?
Think about a time when you felt extremely weary. What caused your weariness?
How can life's busyness cause us to be weary? What things in your life keep you overly busy?
Read Matthew 11:28-30. Write these verses in your own words.
Which phrase in this passage is most meaningful to you? Why?
The yoke is a symbol representing submission to God. Read the following verses and identify what they teach about submitting to God.
Apart from God, to what are people sometimes tempted to submit themselves? Why do you think people fall for these temptations?
How do the wrong priorities cause stress?
Why would life be more simple if a person was fully submitted to God?
What is one area of your life which needs to be submitted to God?
What one step can you take this week to be more submitted to God?
Posted by David Rudd in 1 Corinthians on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
How have you used your body to bring glory to God this week?
How do you decide which physical activities are "right" and which physical activities are "wrong?"
Read 1 Corinthians 6:12. Make a list of behaviors which might be okay to do, but are not necessarily beneficial.
What do you think it means to "not be mastered by anything?"
What types of activities have you observed which can become addictive? What activities in your own life can become addictive?
How do you avoid being mastered by things? What areas of your life require more self-control?
List 3-5 physical activities you can do this week which will bring glory to God.
List 2-3 physical activities you will avoid this week so that you don't dishonor God.
Re-write 1 Corinthians 6:19 in your own words.
If your body is God's temple, do you think He is happy with how you are caring for it? Why or why not?
If God were to ask you to change one thing about how you care for His temple, what would he ask? Would you change it?
How can this group assist you or pray for you as you consider these changes?
Posted by David Rudd in Colossians on Tuesday, April 22, 2014
- Sexual Immorality
- Evil Desires
- Filthy Language
Posted by David Rudd in 1 Corinthians on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Posted by David Rudd on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Talk about a time when you've been alone against your will? or Talk about a time when being alone frightened you?
Why do some people feel lonely even though they are surrounded by people?
Who are the people in your life that you can cout on to be with you when you most need them?
Read Matthew 28:18–20. Why do you think Jesus ended by promising to always be with his followers?
Since Jesus made this promise as He was leaving, what do you think he actually meant?
What are other Bible verses you know that are similar to this one? (particularly, verses that speak about God's presence with us)
Does Jesus' promise in Matthew 28 also apply to us? Why or why not?
How should Jesus' promise to be with us provide motivation for fulfilling the Great Comission?
How can Jesus' presence change the way you live this week? What is one specific impact this truth will have on your life?
How can this group pray for and support you?
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What lessons has life taught you this week? Do you feel like you've learned them well?
What are some lessons you've had to learn more than once?
What lessons would you like to teach to other people in your life? How do you think you could go about teaching that lesson?
Read Matthew 28:18-20 as a group.
Which part of these verses has been most meaningful to you over the past few weeks? Why?
Jesus said to teach new disciples everything He had commanded. As a group, list as many commands of Jesus as you can?
Which commands of Jesus are most important? (Hint: Mark 12:30-31; John 13:34-35)
Who is your neighbor?
Whom do you think Jesus had in mind when He said, "Love one another"? Why?
Give specific examples of how you can obey each of these particular commands.
When is it difficult to obey these commands of Jesus? How can difficult times teach us to more effectively obey these commands?
What situation in your life most needs to have these commands applied? How can you do that? How can this group help you?
Posted by David Rudd on Thursday, August 16, 2012
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
What is the single most important place you need to go tomorrow?
How many different places did you go today?
We live in an "on the go" culture. Is this is a good thing or a bad thing? Why?
Read Matthew 28:18–20. Where do you think Jesus wanted his disciples to go?
What did He want them to do while they were going?
Where do you need to go in order to come into contact with people who need to become followers of Jesus?
What do you think it means to "make disciples"?
How would you explain your own discipleship journey? What makes you a disciple?
How can you pass your own identity as a disciple to others? Who are the pele you know who need to become disciples? How can you create an opportunity to go to them?
Where will you intentionally go this week in order to obey this command? How can the group help you in this journey?
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