Questions – 02.11.2018

“Disruptive Joy: Salvation”

 

Small Groups at Lakeland exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments as we live out the four habits – accountability, shepherding, developing others, and on mission. 

 

ICEBREAKER (optional): What is your favorite thing about the house (or a house) that you grew up in?

 

DISCUSSION STARTER (optional): Let’s start by asking if anyone has a specific takeaway from this weekend’s message that they’d like to share.

 

FOCUS QUESTIONS

 

  1. For those that have placed your faith in Christ, what helped you first realize your need for Christ? Note: This is a deep question to start with.  As small group leader you might need to share first.  Be sure to be sensitive to those who haven’t accepted Christ yet. 
  2. SHEPHERDING: In this weekend’s message, we talked about the “new you” in salvation (2 Corinthians 5:17). In Christ, the “old you” is gone and the “new you” is here.  Has this been an easy concept for you or have you struggled to accept this truth?  Why?
  3. ACCOUNTABILITY/DEVELOPING OTHERS: Turn in your Bibles to Psalm 51. Verse 12 was used to help teach us about “the joy of our salvation” but we are going to study the verses that lead to verse 12.  As we read, what does God want you to hear today?  (Read Psalm 51:1-12 – consider reading it two or three times through to soak in its truth then share.  You might also add “What does this passage say about God?” and “How do we obey this passage?”)
  4. With all that we have talked about, how does this lead us to joy in our salvation?
  5. ON MISSION/DEVELOPING OTHERS: Each of us have individuals in our life who aren’t experiencing joy in salvation because they haven’t accepted Christ as their Savior or they are in a hard season. Who comes to mind when you think about this? How can God use you this week to minister to them? Note: Think about how you can stay connected during the week as people take action.