Week 4 – We > Me
Ice Breaker (optional – choose one below)
- Have you ever done something out of character to try and fit into a group? What did you do and did it help?
- Would you rather win a fantasy sports league or be on a losing (but real) professional sports team? Why?
- What is the “greatest” team or group that you’ve ever been a part of? What made that team unique?
- Let everyone guess whether each member would identify as an introvert or extravert. Is there anyone that the group mis-understood? Is the group more similar or dissimilar? (There are many ways to do this, be creative!)
No one becomes great alone.
What stood out to you from this weekend’s message?
How did the songs we sang this weekend relate to the message we heard? (Your Love Awakens Me, Our God Reigns, Behold our king, This I Believe)
This weekend it was claimed that “groups shape our identity.”
- How much do you identify with the groups you are a part of?
- If you wanted to change an aspect of yourself, what sort of group would you join to help you change?
What does the Bible say?
Read Romans 12:2-10
This section is like a sandwich, there are two instructions surrounding an explanation of why those instructions are important and what a group living out those instructions can look like. See if you can fill out the blanks:
- Command #1 (verse 3): _____________________________________________
- Why this is important! (verses 4-5): ____________________________________
- What this can look like! (verses 6-9): ___________________________________
- Command #2 (verse 10): ____________________________________________
What did Donnie’s puzzle piece illustration have to do with Romans 12?
Apply the Message
This week hundreds of people are joining a small group, many for the first time in their lives. If you haven’t already, spend a few minutes as a group and pray that God would help anyone searching for community to find it and that He would help us be a church who loves people where they are and that we would encourage even strangers to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.