Sunday 6/19 - Saturday 6/25
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. What's the biggest coincidence you've ever experienced?
4. How has God shown up in your life this week?
- Our culture has been breaking down distinctions between men and women. Do fathers offer something unique that mothers do not?
- What stuck out from Pastor Michael's Father's Day message?
- While parents truly work as a team, many fathers are stereotypically strong in certain areas of parenting (ex: physical activity, teaching / skills training, challenging, etc.). If you feel comfortable sharing, was your father a natural in any particular area of parenting?
- You only have to look at dads in the Bible to see how most dads have significant strengths and weaknesses. Their examples highlight the best and worst of fatherhood. It's hard to balance all of the priorities of parenting! What do Ephesians 6:1-4 and Colossians 3:18-21 teach us about parenting within that tension of balance?
- In the Bible, God, our Heavely Father, "parents" His people in ways that are gracious, loving and feircly protective. Yet, He also "parents" in ways that are challenging or disciplining. For example, in Biblical book of Isaiah (which has the same number of chapters as there are books in the Bible), God lays down the law on His disobedient people in the first 39 chapters, before sharing His grace in chapters 40 - 66. Read Isaiah 39 and note the distinct transition to 40:1-5. How is it that God can show such intense discipline and amazing grace?
- What do you think God wants in return?
- Read Exodus 20:12.
- On Father's day, it's a day to celebrate dads, especially those who strive to parent according to the amazing example of our Heavenly father. We often get caught up in finding the perfect gift, but perhaps the best gift for our fathers is to respect and honor them.
- Did you like the video? Why?
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
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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