BEFORE YOU GATHER
- If this is one of your first group meetings, familiarize yourself with this Group Study Guide.
- If you missed it, CLICK HERE to watch the weekend sermon.
- Spend some time in prayer before your group gathers.
- To prepare for discussion, CLICK HERE for a few facilitation tips and/or CLICK HERE to review and remind your group of the Group Agreement.
- As a leader you always have the option to use some or all the questions and/or write your own questions.
Opening Prayer: (1-5 minutes)
In light of what God is saying through this weekend’s message, here are some suggestions of how your group can invite God into your time together.
- Pray that God would help us each discover our “soul language”.
- Pray that we would discover and and encourage ways to feed our soul, and that we would invite God and love Him through them.
- Pray that we would be transformed as we learn to love God with all of our soul.
Quick Connection: (5 minutes)
What is something that: A) Feeds your soul; and B) Drains your soul?
Group Discussion: (30 minutes)
This week we will explore loving God with all of our SOUL.
Open your Bibles together and read Deuteronomy 6:5 and Psalm 23.
- What could “soul care” look like for you? How do you nurture your inner self?
- Do you take a regular Sabbath rest?
- What are practical ways you personally can connect with God?
- “You-do-you” is a popular phrase these days. As an adult, how do we embrace who we are and how we are “wired” in a way that draws us closer to God?
- Our souls are developed through storms, not sunsets. Share an experience that has deepened your soul.
CLOSING PRAYER (5-15 minutes):
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s a few suggestions of what your group could talk about with God in prayer.
- Pray that we would schedule periods of time for soul care.
- Pray that we would encourage each other in finding the things that feed our souls, and that we would invite God into those activities to deepen our worship and love for Him.
CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK:
Transform doing the thing that fills you up by doing that with God in a spirit of gratitude, peacefulness, and stillness.
RESOURCES FOR FURTHER GROWTH, DISCUSSION & DISCIPLESHIP: