Sunday, February 16, 2020

No Barriers: Belong to Believe to Become

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 No Barriers and talked about Belong to Believe to BecomeIf you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. Where is the place where you have felt the most loved and like you really belong? What was it about that place and those people that made you feel that way?
  2. Why do you think people feel like they're expected to behave before they can belong at a church?
  3. When have you seen people who aren't Christians expected to act like Christians?
  4. Ephesians 4:15 in the New Testament of the Bible says, "speaking the truth in love."
    • Which one (truth or love) is easier for you to show others? 
    • Why is the other one more difficult?
  5. Tell us about a time you experienced the results of someone leading with love.
  6. Some people think it's fear that leads us to change, but the Bible says, "God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance" (Romans 2:4).
    • When has God's kindness (grace, love) lead you to repentance?
  7. Who is someone you know who needs a place to belong so they can believe in Jesus?
    • How can you lead with love when interacting with this person this week?
    • How could you invite them to come experience belonging at Verve?
  8. 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?)