Better Together

Following Jesus isn’t about access to secret knowledge, rigid rule keeping or white-knuckling your way through spiritual disciplines;  it’s about a deep communion with Christ and His people

This Week's Action Step: 

Have a good meal and good conversation with someone.

Small Group

Small Group Questions:

Big ideas

We are a lonely generation. We tend to keep to ourselves instead of allowing our faith community to push us into deeper levels of faith. 

Paul states the way we can grow deepest is to be joined together in love-immersed in the community. 

When we do we will build a good life, because the good life is built on good relationships.

Questions

  •We live in a world that is more connected than ever, but also more lonely/isolated. 

Why do you think that is? 

Do you feel more lonely now or more connected?

•At its core, the Gospel is about relationships. Paul’s encouragement for us to grow in our faith is to have our “hearts joined together in love”- to be deeply connected to community.  

What does this mean to you? 

Do you see community as a primary way to grow in your faith?

•Many American Christians place a high value on individualism/independence rather than being a community. 

Why do you think that is? 

What can we do to combat that?

•Read Ecclesiates 4:9-10— 

Talk about a time you’ve been able to share a great moment with someone. 

Talk about a time you’ve helped/been helped by someone.

•Action

How can you as a group practice being more devoted to each other?— don’t theorize or be ambiguous, be specific, make a plan.

Songs from Today

The Lion And The Lamb - by Brenton Brown, Brian Johnson, and Leeland Mooring

Death Arrested - by Adam Kersh, Brandon Coker, Heath Balltzglier, and Paul Taylor

Reckless Love - by Caleb Culver, Cory Asbury, and Ran Jackson

Hosanna - by Brooke Fraser

God With Us - by Jason Ingram and Leslie Jordan