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 2

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. False teachers are among us and are deceptive. We must acknowledge and know that there are false teachers among us. If things appeal to our flesh we must be careful. 

  2. Know the Scriptures. The primary way to know false teachers is to know the scriptures. This should lead us to studying the scriptures dilligently. 

  3. Know your salvation. We need to know d us to diligently study the scriptures. 

  4. Know your salvation. Know what saves you and what sustains you. This leads us to a God-centered way of thinking and supernatural comfort. 

Question Bank: 

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

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

  3. What do you think is the biggest difference between a teacher of the Bible and a false teacher? 

  4. Why is it important to study the scriptures and to develop sound, biblical doctrine? 

  5. Why do you think Peter would get frustrated when people followed false teachers? 

  6. What are some ways you can personally study the scriptures? 

  7. Why is it important to credit God with your salvation? How can that lead you to a healthy love for God?