"Made on Purpose: We are Blessed to be a Blessing"
by Elder Neal Bamesberger
If your group has more than 7 people, you're encouraged to split into men's and women's groups for "Warm Ups" and "Getting Started." If your group is really large, try same gender groups of 3 or 4.
Warm-Ups (15 min)
1. Share your high moment and low moment of the week.
2. What is one of your more memorable vacations?
3. What types of music do you listen to?
4. Do you have any God moments to share from this past week?
- Should Christians be involved in politics?
- Are character qualities important in your choice of a person running for political office, or do you just look at the person’s stance on the issues?
- What do you understand as the separation of church and state, how does that compare with our founding fathers who wrote the constitution?
- According to Psm. 47:8, 66:7, Pr. 14:35, 16:12-15, 21:1,30-31, 28:2-5, 29:2, if God is sovereign, how does that relate to our country and its leaders?
- Is it still possible for godliness to prevail in a nation, check these references, Psm. 33:8-16, 96:1-6, 99:1-4, Pr. 28:1-5, 29:2.
- As citizens of this country what are some of our responsibilities as Christians? See Rom. 13:1-6, Titus 3:1-2, 1Tim. 2:1-3, Heb. 13:17
- Can one person or a small group make a positive godly difference in our society?
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Prayers (15 min)
- In your prayers this week thank God for the unconditional and conditional promises he has made to you. Also, ask God to forgive any broken promises you have made, and forgive those who have broken promises made to you.
- Give everyone a chance to pray. Click herefor creative ideas on how to pray as a group.
Optional Worship Song (5 min)
- If you'd like, you can sing a worship song as a group. Don't have a musician? Sing along to a lyric video: SJDenver.org/Songs
- Advent/Christmas songs can be found at SJDenver.org/ChristmasSongs
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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