For Your Connect Groups – 12 Feb 2017

As you come together this week to pray and read the Word, here are some reminders and reflections from this week’s sermon.  My prayer is that these reminders and questions will assist your conversation, meditation and prayer.

Pray Together

  • What are some of the church needs you’re aware of?
  • Who in the church needs your intercession?
  • What are you and your loved ones praying for at the moment?
  • What wider situations can you pray into?

Read Together

This week we looked at Luke 20:27-21:4.  Jesus rebutted the ridiculous question of the Sadducees concerning the Resurrection.  Take the time to review Job 19:25-26, Daniel 12:2, and John 5:28-29 to get a good Biblical overview of the Resurrection.  You may also wish to look at Isaiah 26:19-21 and Psalm 17:15.

The Resurrection

Unlike the Sadducees, who have no hope beyond this life, you and I as believers in Christ have Eternal Life.  This life starts now, as it’s defined by a relationship with God (see John 17:3), and continues into eternity in perfect relationship with.

We spoke about things that will “never again” be able to impact us.  This includes things such as sickness, temptation and weakness.

  • Are there any that particularly impact you?
  • How does the hope of the Resurrection help?  Are you in the habit of recalling our hope in difficult times?

Read 1 John 3:1-3 together.

  • What aspects of our future hope does John present here?
  • Can you testify to the relationship between hope and purity that John presents?

Keep Each Other Accountable

James tells us that there is power in confessing sins to one another.  Remember, we are all tempted in many ways, we are all saved by the same grace, and all of our hearts are, by default, wicked.  May grace abound.

James 5:16 (ESV)

16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.


Pray for One Another

Share your prayer needs and requests.  Commit to pray for one another, not just now but throughout the week.

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