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Sunday 10/08 - Saturday 10/14


Inside Out 1366 x 427


"Inside Out: Journey Through the Wall
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by Elder Jake Woods

Warm-Ups
(15 min)
If your group has more than 7 people, you're encouraged to split into men's and women's groups for "Warm Ups". Also, it often works better to go around the circle three times instead of each person having to answer all three questions at once.
  1. Share your high moment and low moment of the week.
  2. If you could speak one other language, what would it be and why?
  3. Do you have any God moments to share from this past week?

Large Group Prayer (10 min)
 
  • Take turns praying (1) Thanksgivings, (2) for each other's needs, and (3) for our community.
    • Click herefor creative ideas on how to pray as a group.

Warm-Ups (15 min)

“You might go around the circle three times instead of having each person do all three at once”
  1. Share your high moment and low moment of the week.
  2. If you could speak one other language, what would it be and why?
  3. Do you have any God moments to share from this past week?

Getting Started (20 min)
  1. Share a major takeaway from Pastor Michael’s sermon on “The Wall”
  2. Often God lets us face challenges in order to move us forward on our journey of sanctification. Share a current struggle you are facing in life that may be a trial (a struggle impacting your day, week, or month) or could even be your “wall” (a larger season in your faith in which you feel stuck).
  3. Overcoming obstacles:
    1. What methods or techniques have worked well for you to overcome challenges in the past?
    2. What methods have you tried in order to overcome the obstacle you are now facing?
    3. Why might those same methods or techniques that worked well in the past not be effective for the obstacle you are now facing?

Going Further (40 min)
  1. As we consider the accounts of Abraham, Moses, David, the 12 disciples, and others, it’s clear God called them on a journey that significantly changed the trajectory of their lives.  As we consider those same accounts it’s clear they faced many obstacles along the journey that God used to develop their spiritual and emotional maturity.
    1. Has God invited you on a life-changing journey?
    2. Has God placed upon your heart a specific mission to devote your time, efforts, and resources towards?
    3. How did a trial or a “wall” impact the mission of Abraham, Moses, David, or the 12 disciples?
    4. How has a trial or a “wall” in your life impacted your specific mission?
  2. Understanding the differences between justification and sanctification is reassuring and empowers us on our journey through the “wall.”
    1. Justification - Read 1 Cor 1:18, John 5:24, and Ephesians 2:8-9
      1. How do these verses regarding justification give us peace and Reassurance?
    2. Sanctification - Read Luke 9:23, 1 Cor 9:24-27, and Ephesians 2:10
      1. How do these verses regarding sanctification fuel us and empower us in our journey and overcoming the “wall”?

Discipleship Trios (25 min)
 

The goal is to have intentional time to share your journey with others.  Break into same gender groups of three and move to seperate spaces. If numbers necessitate flexibility, form groups of 2 instead.
  • Review the listener committments if you haven't done so in a while.
  • The goal is not to pressure others into sharing more than they want to, or to give unsolicited advice, but to ask others how God is stretching them, be challenged by God's Word together, ask what others are planning to do about their growth areas, and ask how you can support them!

Share Your Journey:
What have you heard from God through your Life Journal / Bible readings this week?  What's an area of your life in which you know you need to repent and/or grow?

  • When you hear a confession, you're encouraged to speak God's forgiveness!
  • If you feel one of your group members is blind to something, (1) think about whether or not you're the right person to bring it up, (2) ask permission to share something, (3) phrase it as a question.

Discipleship Trio Prayer Time
  • Share: Tell us what connections you're building and spiritual conversations you're having with non-believing friends.
  • Pray for non-believers in your lives by name: ___________________.
  • Pray for each other.


Optional Worship Song (+5 min)

  1. 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
    1. Advent/Christmas songs can be found at SJDenver.org/ChristmasSongs



Serve Our City

  1. Has your group planned an opportunity to serve our city for this semester? Click Here for a list of Service Ideas!



Feedback

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