Small Group Questions – Rejoice Continually

Ice Breaker
Finish this sentence and share with the group: “I couldn’t stop laughing when…..”

 

Read 1 Thessalonians 5:16 and Phillipians 4:4
How do you rejoice?

What holds you back from rejoicing?

What could be the difference between rejoicing in general and rejoicing in the Lord?

If you strike difficult circumstances who or what helps you to rejoice in the Lord?

What sacrifices or mental shifts might need to be made to allow you to rejoice in the Lord as you experience suffering?

 

Read 2 Corinthians 1:8-9 and 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.

If you have a flat tyre, what is your first thought?

If you have a flat tyre in life and you’ve lost the the energy and control in your life, what is your first thought?

What do your first thought and your actions reveal about the source of power and strength in your life?

When life is going well how do you keep focussed on God’s strength?

How is God’s power revealed in your life?

 

Read Isaiah 53:5

Share of a situation in which you placed your trust in the wrong thing or the wrong person.

Have you ever felt that your trust in God was misplaced? Share about this.

As you face difficulties how do you retain or return to trust in God?

Share if you have witnessed or experienced healing, either physical or spiritual, through the power of Jesus.

 

Pray

Pray for each other out of what you have shared. Take time to pray for the whole Church to grow in rejoicing freely in the Lord, in believing that God is strong enough and in trusting Jesus in all things.

 

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