FAITH | PART 2 FAITH & FRIENDS

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FAITH SERIES  | FAITH & FRIENDS

Jerry Mckinney

09.16.18

ICEBREAKER (Share in 1 minute or less)

Share a funny talent that you have with your group.

STUDY  (HAVE 1 PERSON READ THE VERSE. PLEASE BE SURE TO USE CORRECT BIBLE VERSION)

Mark 2:5 & 11-12 (NLT) Seeing their faith, Jesus said to the paralyzed man, “Stand up, pick up your mat, and go home!”  And the man jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God…

STATEMENT from OUR PASTOR

In his message Pastor Jerry talked about how we all have times when we need friends with faith that can carry us through difficulties and into success.

“Friends and Faith go together.” - Pastor Jerry

DISCUSSION

There are 2 ways that Faith is expressed in our friend groups:

  1. Prayer

Matthew 18:19-20 NLT  “I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.”

Have some of the people in your group share a time when the prayer of faith from friends made a difference in their life.

2. Encouragement

Romans 1:12 NLT “When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.”

Share how you have received encouragement from a friend group that has helped you through a difficult time.

PRAYER TIME (please take around 15 minutes to pray as a group)

  • Pray for the needs of the people in your group.

  • Be creative in how you pray! Here are a few ideas:

    • Split guys and girls to pray in different rooms

    • Pair up with another couple or person and just pray for each other

    • Put a hot seat in the middle and have everyone pray for 1 person for a longer length of time

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  1. FAME: October 12-13.

    • We ask that all groups take this week off from meeting to allow every woman to come to FAME.

    • We encourage men to have a guys night while the girls go to FAME.

    • Women please register today!! citychurchsd.com/fame

  2. ENCOUNTER: The next Encounter Night is OCTOBER 2nd at 7pm.

    • It would be awesome to bring your whole group to Tuesday Encounter in October!

    • It’s okay to bring group to Encounter instead of having your regular group meeting the first week of October.