Sunday 4/24 - Saturday 4/30
Choose how you'd like to do Warm Ups + Getting Started:
- As a large group. Best for groups of 7 or less.
- Split into men's & women's groups.
- In Trios. Break off into same-gender groups of three.
1. Share your high moment of the week.
2. Share your low moment of the week.
3. The sermon spoke about the armor that God offers us. In what social settings do you find yourself most guarded?
4. How has God shown up in your life this week?
- What was memorable from the Sunday sermon on the Fear of Being Unique (1 Samuel 17:1-50)?
- After hearing the message from God's Word, do you think you'll take a new approach to life issues that tempt you to be “dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11)?
- Are you facing a present challenge to which you can apply this learning?
- Let’s look at the armor of God promised to us. Read Ephesians 6:10-20.
- We often see conflict as a person-to-person issue. What does God tell us about this?
- One scholar looks at the shield of faith this way: “But God’s armor includes also weapons of defense and of offense: in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you are able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the Evil One. Just as the warrior of old used a large shield to cover his whole person, to render him safe especially against the arrows and darts which the enemies might shoot, so saving faith in Christ Jesus as the Savior of the world renders the believer secure against all the fiery darts of the devil. The ancients sometimes made use of arrows and small spears that were impregnated with pitch or some other inflammatory material, set on fire before they were discharged, and inflicting ugly wounds. Thus the temptations of Satan will greatly harm the Christian in his faith and spiritual life, unless he meets them with the calm assurance of the forgiveness of sins through the mercy of God in Jesus Christ. Against this certainty all the ammunition of the devil is unable to make any headway.” kretzmannproject.org
- What other weapons of defense or offense catch your interest? Why?
- Which weapon are you most grateful for? Why?
- Look closely at verse 18. Why do you think Paul follows up all these weapons with a call to prayer? Whom do you need to “always keep praying for”?
Optional Worship Song
- If you'd like, you can sing the following song as a group. Be sure to turn up the volume so that less confident singers feel comfortable.
- Check out our LIFEGroup playlist at songs.stjohnsdenver.org
- You had opportunity to discuss present challenges that will tempt you to be “dismayed and terrified” without God’s help. Pray about those now and invite God pour out his help.
- Click here for suggestions on how to keep your group prayer life fresh and vibrant!
Serve Our City
- Has your group planned an opportunity to serve our city for this semester? Click Here for a list of Service Ideas!
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