Main Idea
We are called by God to grow in our relationship with Him, and also help others grow in their relationship with Jesus.

Starter
Share a recent example of when someone encouraged you. What effect did those words have on you?

Discuss
Share a time when you really felt like your relationship with Jesus was growing. What was true of that season that helped you grow?

What does the Bible say?
Matthew 28:18-20

Being under Jesus’s authority means believing His voice and words over any other message. What other voices or messages in your life can tend to compete for Jesus’s authority?

Philippians 3:17 and 1 Corinthians 11:1

Imitating another Christian can be an important part of how we learn to grow like Christ. Who is someone who has helped you in this way, and what have you learned from them?

Apply the message
We were created for more than just to sit and soak, but to grow and go. What is something you could stop or start in order to align your life more with God’s mission?

Who is someone you could encourage in their relationship with Jesus this week?

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