Connect Group Guide

During this time, we want to be wise as a church about how we gather and who we gather with. We believe this is the best way to honor God, our leaders, and love our neighbors. The CDC has advised to cancel all gatherings of 10 for the time being so we will not be able to physically gather together on Sunday or in groups. However, we want to encourage you to participate in some form of community. This may look different for everyone. For some, it will be just a family gathering. For others, it can be family, roommates, close friends, and neighbors. However it looks for you, we want to encourage you to be smart in your specific situation. We also want you to be equipped. Here is a guide to help you lead this time.

Pray: Pray and ask God to help you grow and the time spent is glorifying to Him. 

Check-in: Ask one another how they are doing spiritually and how they are fighting sin. 

Scripture: Read the passage and begin discussing it with the guide. 

Pray: Pray for unsaved friends and for anything specific.

2 Peter 1

Summary: In 2nd Peter, Peter writes to several places encouraging them to live a life that is pleasing to God no matter their circumstances. 

Major Points: 

  1. Jesus is our example and fuel for living a Godly life on earth. In doing this, we represent Christ well and make Jesus attractive to outsiders. 

  2. It should be normal for followers of Christ to desire to fight sin and be holy like God is holy. We should make every effort to be Godly and not justify our shortcomings but rather repent and turn away from them. 

  3. The truth we base everything on is the prophetic words from God revealed to us in Scripture. The Bible is our foundation for how to live Godly lives. 

Question Bank: 

  1. How has your week been spiritually? What has God been teaching you this week?

  2. What sins are you struggling with and do you need to confess?

  3. What is the most attractive thing about Jesus to you?

  4. How does seeing how Jesus was treated during hard circumstances brace you to stand firm in hard circumstances?

  5. How does living like Christ when others don’t make Jesus look attractive?

  6. When are the hardest times for you to let your guard down and not act like a Christian?

  7. Why do you think it is important for people who claim Christ to actually act like Christ?

  8. What sins are you most likely to justify and not repent from?

  9. Why is it important we look to God’s word for answers and not our ideas?