Sunday, October 21, 2018

Misfits: Help for Spiritual Misfits

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.
This week we concluded the series called Misfits and talked about "Help for Spiritual Misfits". If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. What's your favorite TV show ending?
  2. In what ways do you feel like a spiritual misfit?
  3. In what was does faith come easy to you (or what aspects of faith come easy for you)?
  4. In what ways is faith challenging for you (or what aspects of faith are challenge for you)?
  5. In the message, Vince suggested that our spiritual struggles may actually be a sign that our relationship with God is real, and that we're growing. Do you agree with that? Why or why not?
  6. Jesus was once asked how we should pray. Look how he begins his answer in Matthew 6:7.
    • Why do you think God says not to talk on and on when you pray?
  7. Jesus then gave a model prayer, which is about 25 seconds long. 
    • Why do you think Jesus gave such a short prayer as the example prayer?
    • How does it encourage you?
  8. Some of us don't have lots of emotional "mushy" feelings for God, but in the message, Vince mentioned that the Bible never asks us to. Instead, we're told that loving God means we'll obey Him. Read John 14:15.
    • Why do you think real love shows itself in obedience?
  9. We still live in the "not yet." Things aren't the way we want, but we know resolution is coming. Does it help you to know that? Give you hope? Why or why not?
  10. Weekly Check In Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)