Life Group Guide (10.22.17)
For the week of October 22-28
Sermon Series: Standalone
Guest Speaker - Pastor Billy Lile
Impact Team Focus: Prayer Team
Main Thought for the Week:
We either live to eat, or eat to live. Often, we eat what we enjoy, but avoid foods that we don’t. Similarly, in our spiritual lives, we may pick and choose what we “eat” in terms of spiritual disciplines.
What actually sustains and feeds our faith is living for God's mission. If we feel like we are not being fed, it may be that we are seeking nourishment from the wrong source. We are called to make disciples, and there is a ripe harvest. We are fed when our priorities are consistent with God’s, and when we see God move in others’ lives.
John 4:34-35 (NIV)
“My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work. Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.
Proverbs 11:25 (NIV)
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.
Matthew 28:18-20 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
Warm Up Question:
- Do you lean towards living to eat, or eating to live?
- Are there some aspects of Christianity that are easier or more appealing to you than others? Are there some that are more difficult?
- Have you experienced being “fed” by seeing God work in someone else’s life?
- Are there specific people in your life who you are currently reaching out to, or that you believe you should be reaching out to?
- If so, what are some next steps that you can take towards seeing them reconciled to God?
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.