Sunday, May 5, 2019

Second Chances: Week 2

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 continued the series called Second ChancesIf you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. When have you been the recipient of a second chance? What happened? How did it feel to receive the second chance?
  2. The last couple of weeks at Verve, we've heard about Hebrews chapter 11 in the Bible, which is like God's Hall of Fame, featuring people (like Abraham and Moses) who had faith and did what God asked them to do.
    • What inspires you about such stories?
    • What convicts or challenges you about such stories?
  3. Could you see yourself being in God's Hall of Fame? Why or why not?
  4. Each person in God's Hebrew's 11 Hall of Fame committed great sins. (For instance, Abraham lied about his wife. Moses murdered a man.) Why do you thin God allows sinful people in His Hall of Fame?
  5. Do you believe in second chances? If so, what's a second chance you've been given? If not, do you believe in giving others second chances?
  6. The Bible says, in 1 John 4:10, "This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins."
  7. Is it hard for you to believe that God loves you and sent Jesus for you? Why or why not?
  8. Jesus' sacrifice on the cross atones for (erases) our sins IF we put our faith in Him and choose to follow Him. Have you put your faith in Jesus and what He did for you on the cross?
    • If not, what would it take for you to get there?
  9. The Bible says in Acts 22:16, "And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name."
    • Have you been baptized because of your faith in Jesus?
    • If not, what are you waiting for? Baptisms are happening at Verve on May 19 and 20. Why don't you get baptized?
  10. Once we believe in Jesus, our mission is to help others believe in Jesus? So, who are you inviting to come to church with you this weekend?
  11. 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?)