For this week's study, we're going to focus on one verse from Zephaniah. We'll break it down, phrase by phrase, and see how it impacts us and what it inspires us to do.
Thursday, November 9, 2023
Friday, October 13, 2023
Read Micah 7:18. What 3-4 words jump out at you in this verse? Have a few people use 4 words or less to summarize the verse.
How does this verse shape your understanding of God's character and mercy?
What does the term "God's remnant" mean to you, based on your understanding of the Bible verses provided?
Read Matthew 7:13-14. How does this verse describe God's remnant?
Why do you think God has left a remnant on earth? Why do you think He doesn't just take all of His people to heaven immediately?
Read 2 Corinthians 5:17-20.What is the main point of this verse? What is the job that has been given to God's remnant?
What do you think it means to be an agent of reconciliation with your friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc.?
God's remnant should look like God. Micah described God as one who pardons and forgives. Why is it hard to forgive the people who have wronged us?
Take some time and share some practical hints with each other to help you forgive others.
God wants us to reconcile with other people and He wants us to help other people be reconciled to Him. How can you help more people be reconciled to God?
Have each person share the name of one person they know who needs to be reconciled to God.
Take a few minutes and pray specifically for each of these people.
Have each person in the group identify one action they can take in the next few days to be an agent of reconciliation.
Monday, October 2, 2023
Begin by having everyone share their favorite part of the book of Jonah.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Thursday, December 29, 2022
What is a good change you made in your life this past year?
What is one change you want to make in your life in the new year?
On a scale of 1-10, how aligned are your priorities with God's priorities?
From the following list, which area is the one in which you struggle most with priorities?
- Fitness/Leisure Time
Using the above list, in which area would you most like God to help you?
Read Mark 12:29-30. Why do you think this command is always preceded by the statement that God is "one"?
We often think of "love" in terms of relationships. What do our relationships with spouses, parents, children, and friends teach us about God's love for us and our love for Him?
Have each person share a practical example of how they can demonstrate love toward God?
Why is this command easy to follow? Why is this command difficult to follow?
Spend some time discussing WHY God is worthy of our love.
What is one commitment you can make this week to prioritize God in an important area of your life?
How can this group pray for you?
Friday, November 4, 2022
Read 1 Peter 2:11-12 and have everyone give a one-sentence summary of these verses' main point.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
What clothes do you put on when you are cold?