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Life Group Guide (08.27.17)

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For the week of August 27-September 2
Sermon Series: Bullies
Week 3: Fear

Impact Team Focus: Worship


Main Thought for the Week: There is only one gospel that saves—one worth sharing—and we must follow this gospel boldly.

 

Main Passage: 2 Timothy 1:3-14 (NIV)

3 I thank God, whom I serve, as my ancestors did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. 4 Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. 5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also.

6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 8 So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God. 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, 10 but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. 11 And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12 That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet this is no cause for shame, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until that day. 13 What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound teaching, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you—guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

Reflection Question:

  • What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message, and why?

Discussion Questions:

  • From where do we get our understanding of the gospel?

  • Why do you think there are so many versions of the gospel in our culture today?

  • Have you ever had to tell someone something that was hard to hear, but needed to be said?

  • How do we get over our fear to share the gospel?

Prayer Targets:

Pray for individual requests in the group, pray for people being reached out to by group members by name, and pray for the growth and health of Grace City.

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