LifeGroup Guide

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LifeGroup Study Guide – Week 8

  • Pastor Joe Sermon on our Website, Youtube, Facebook

  • Wednesday Prayer on Facebook Live at 7pm

  • Thursday Night Bible Study on Facebook Live at 6:30pm

  1. WELCOME NEW MEMBERS OF OUR GROUP!

  2. SCRIPTURE MEMORY

    1. Read out once together. Try to memorize with a friend.

# 1 – Romans 1:16 # 2 – John 15:7 # 3 – Romans 14:17

#4 – Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 

  1. ICEBREAKER QUESTIONS:

    1. How are you dealing with being inside?
  2. PRAYER:

    1. Group Prayer – Pray and ask God to stop the coronavirus. Bring your personal requests so everyone can come in agreement with you.
  3. GROUP LEADER PRAYER LOG

    1. Have one person write down and keep track of requests for the whole group. Take a picture and send to anyone who wants to keep praying.

From Surviving to Thriving in a Crisis

1 Kings 19:1-9 NLT

19 When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done, including the way he had killed all the prophets of Baal. So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.”

Elijah was afraid and fled for his life. He went to Beersheba, a town in Judah, and he left his servant there. Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”

Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again.

Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.”

So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. There he came to a cave, where he spent the night.

  1. What did you find interesting about the passages you just read? What stood out?

  2. Imagine an anxiety scale numbered 1-10 (1 = very peaceful; 10 = very anxious). How would you rate your life on this scale? Explain.

  3. Read 1 Kings 19:3-4 – What made Elijah scared? How did he respond in the face of fear?

  4. Share some worries or fears that you have about your job, family, health or finances. How are dealing with the worry that you face?

  5. Read 1 Kings 19:5-7. How did God respond to Elijah’s fear? How does God respond to our fears, worries and concerns? Share with each other God’s promises to us concerning our finances, job situations and His peace.

  6. 1 Kings 19:9 – Elijah went into isolation because of fear and out of caution. In the cave, God spoke to him and gave him a new mission (1 Kings 19:11-14). Do you hear God speaking to you through this situation? If so, what is he telling you?

  7. The Coronavirus is a test of our faith (1 Peter 4:12). Please share with your group if you are discouraged so they can encourage.

  8. James 5:16 says – “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Share some ideas on how we can pray more while we are experiencing social isolation.

  9. In Matthew 22:39 Jesus said, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” What are some ways we can love our neighbors this week?

  10. Say this scripture out loud individually- 2 Corinthians 4: 8-9“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” Remember, that God is with you this week, His plans for you are good and that nothing can separate you from His love in Christ Jesus.

CLOSE

  1. What stood out in our group study?

  2. Memorize Philippians 4:6 and put it into action this week.