Sunday, July 26, 2020

Different: Different Response

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 Different and talked about Different Response.
  1. Where were you born and how many places have you lived?
  2. In the face of suffering, we each choose how we respond. How do you respond to suffering in your life?
  3. How have you experienced persecution even if it wasn't firsthand?
  4. 1 Peter 4:12 says, "Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you." How does your perspective change when you expect trials instead of being surprised by them?
  5. What questions run through your mind when you are going through suffering? How do you handle those questions? 
  6. Do you believe in moral therapeutic deism where as long as you are a pretty good person, God makes sure you're happy and nothing bad happens to you? Why or why not?
  7. Which one (expect, embrace or entrust) is the most challenging way for you to respond to persecution? Which is the easiest? Why?
  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?)