09 Sep Discussion Guide: For the Love Week 4
One of the things we value within community is fun. In the midst of all the pressures life throws at us, it is our ability to laugh, play and celebrate together that reminds us we serve a good, loving, and resurrected Lord who stands above it all. So, we want to take the first few minutes of our time together to play, have fun, and celebrate the fact that we belong to Jesus.
Today’s Ice Breaker: Penny Hose
For players who want a chance to show off their dexterity, Penny Hose is definitely the game to play. The goal is to remove coins from the bottom of a pair of pantyhose by placing one hand each inside the legs. While it sounds fairly easy, it’s actually quite difficult to pull off.
What You Will Need:
- 1 pair of panty hose
- 2 coins
How to Play:
- Before the clock starts, a coin is placed in each leg of the pair of pantyhose.
- When the clock starts, the player begins by placing one hand in each leg of the pantyhose. The goal is to move both hands all the way down the legs and retrieve the coins, before removing the pantyhose from the hands/arms. The hands must work independently and one cannot aid the other.
This week we continue our series that will take us into the Fall titled For the Love. We will be walking through the Gospel of John and seeing God’s love as revealed through the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ. We will see that love may not always look and feel the way we think it should, but that if we will allow God’s love to reveal itself to us then our lives will never be the same.
Have you, or someone you know, ever been disillusioned or critical of humanity? Of the church? Why?
2 Timothy 3:14-16
But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it 15 and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
How can we know if the Bible really is the inspired Word of God?
If that’s true, then how is the Bible different from every other religious text?
Based on that difference, what is the implication for our lives, and how might those implications challenge your way of seeing things?
“We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ.”
How do we live out those implications in the way we speak to/with others?
How do we live out those implications in the way we act towards/with others?
As mentioned in this week’s sermon, what are the “pools” (things we trust in for salvation other than Jesus) of our culture that lure us away from trusting in Jesus alone for our wholeness?
How is Jesus as the ultimate answer to those longing desires of our hearts?