Questions – 07.15.2018

“At Just the Right Time: Peace”

 

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): Would you rather always take a cold shower or always wake up an hour before you need to?

 

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. SHEPHERDING: This weekend we talked about peace. The message closed with the truth that trust in God is what ultimately leads you to peace.  How did you finish the sentence “If I trust that God _________ then I can _____________”?  [Leader’s Note: Take time here to share life with each other and ask follow up questions when prompted.]
  2. DEVELOPING OTHERS: Is it easy or difficult for you to really trust God? Why?
  3. ACCOUNTABILITY: Let’s read Psalm 37:3-7. [After reading…] What are some of the commands given in Psalm 37?  When we trust God, what are some of the promises that are mentioned in this passage?  [Leader’s Note: The ESV translation of this passage is profound.  Consider reading through ESV after you’ve read it with NIV or other translations]
  4. Where do you find the idea of peace in Psalm 37? What does this look like in the life of a disciples of Jesus today?
  5. ON MISSION: Reread verse 6 [again, ESV might be helpful here]. In a world of unrest and lack of peace, our trust in God and peace can shine into the lives of others.  Where is Christ prompting you to be a peace-bearer?