CONNECT GROUP QUESTIONS

The agenda for this week's meeting.

Announcements:

  1. All Group Connect- That's right! Our next All Group Connect will be on Friday, November 16th from 7:00 - 8:30 at BowlaRama in Rowlett. The cost is $10 a bowler. Start mentioning it this week and try to get everyone from your group to come! Registration will open this coming Sunday
  2. 2019 Community Projects- During the Members Meeting on Sunday, we mentioned that in 2019, each Connect Group will be leading their own local missions outreach at least twice. Of course, nothing has to be set in stone now, but start getting ideas and find out what passions and connections are within your group. As always, if you need help in any way, let me or Megan know.

LOOK BACK (perhaps talk about this during a meal or before the group starts)

Is there anyone in the group that needs care?

  • Ask "What was the best part of your week?"
  • Ask "What was the biggest challenge or struggle in your past week?"


LOOK UP

Start Thinking

  • What do you remember about the service on Sunday? What impacted you the most?


Start Reading

Romans 8:12-25

12 So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13 For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God,17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. 23 And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.


Questions about the text:

1. What did you like about the passage or not like? What did you find confusing?

2. What does the passage teach us about God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit? What does this passage teach us about people?

3. What are the eternal implications of being adopted by God?


LOOKING FORWARD

Start Doing.

  1. Is there an sin to avoid, promise to claim, example to follow, or command to obey?
  2. What is one specific way that you can obey God this week?


Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Take a moment to write down your prayer requests.

Divide into groups of 2 or 3 and pray for the power of Jesus to give victory in each pursuit.