Sunday, December 11, 2016

Questions: Suicide Squad

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 we continued our series called I Want A Movie Life and talked about "Suicide Squad" If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

  1. Do you have a not fond memory of a time when teams (or sides, or dates) were being chosen, and you were one of the last picked, or were just left out? Would you be willing to share it with us?
  2. The idea of the movie Suicide Squad - that bad, messy people would be chosen to save the world seems like a very flawed premise. We assume that would never happen. But let's read Luke 6:12-16.
  3. In that passage we see Jesus picking His key followers, people He would trust to change the world, and He chooses unschooled fishermen, people with anger problems, a corrupt business man, and Judas, who would end up betraying him. 
    • Why do you think Jesus chose such ordinary, and flawed, people to lead His movement to change the world?
  4. Most people struggle to think they're the kind of person God would choose to do something great. They believe if God was choosing His team, they'd be left out. What is it about yourself that can make you feel this way? Or, in other words, what flaws in you do you think makes you the kind of person God wouldn't choose for greatness?
  5. We get some ideas of why God loves to use flawed people to be on His team and to change the world in 1 Corinthians 1:26-30. Let's read it.
  6. After reading that passage, what are some of the reasons you think God chooses ordinary, messy, flawed people to change the world?
  7. How does all of this inspire you as far as you volunteering and/or leading in God's movement, and perhaps specifically at Verve?
  8. Is there a next step you need to take to make this more of a reality in your life?
  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?)