Monday, June 3, 2013

Questions: Dear John

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week our series was Letters: Our Relationships In Words and our message was "Dear John." If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. Have you ever received a memorable letter? What was it? What about it made it special to you?
  2. Vince talked about writing a letter of definition - setting boundaries for a relationship.  --  If you're single, what are some boundaries you should put on your relationship to help make sure it is pleasing to God and healthy for you?  --  If you're married, what are some boundaries you can put on your relationship to help make sure it is pleasing to God and healthy for you and your spouse? (i.e. Having a date night every week? Having couch time to talk every day? Not talking about marriage problems with a member of the opposite sex? Never allowing the word "divorce" to even be mentioned?)
  3. Read Song of Solomon 4:1-2
  4. The Song of Solomon is an example of a letter of affirmation.  --  If you're single, consider spending some time writing down what you're looking for in a potential spouse. What things are critical for you that you'd be able to affirm in your spouse someday?  --  If you're married, take some time to write a letter of affirmation to your spouse.
  5. Read Ephesians 5:3 
  6. What do you think are some of the reasons sexual purity is so important to God?  How might sexual sin hurt someone in a dating relationship?  How might sexual sin hurt a married couple's relationship?
  7. Thinking of this issue of sexual purity and how it impacts our relationships, is there anything you need to confess? Change? Get support on? 
  8. Accountability Question:  How have I been inviting God into all my decisions?
  9. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)