Home Group Questions – Brick X Brick: Part 4 – 1/27-1/28
Brick By Brick – Commitment to the Vision
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Take a few minutes to check in with everyone in your group.
Has anyone kept their New Year resolutions?
ENGAGE: What has challenged you as you have been reading through Nehemiah?
ENGAGE: Pastor John mentioned a few things that have challenged him: Spiritual Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Fearless Leadership, and Humble/ Servant Leadership. Take some time as a group to review where you can see these themes throughout the book of Nehemiah.
ENGAGE: Any good leader is also a good follower. What does this statement mean to you? Do you find this principal playing out in your life, why or why not?
ENGAGE: People tend to have good intentions, yet also tend to drift from commitment. As you are thinking about 2018, how are you going to stay the course? How are you going to keep your commitments and good intentions that you set out to do this year?
1. A community of people committed to God.
READ: Nehemiah 8:1 (NLT)
READ: Nehemiah 8:6 (NLT)
READ: Mark 12:29-30 (NLT)
ENGAGE: What are the practical ways you are saying “Here I am, Lord, use me” this year? How are you committed to God’s vision and not your own? It may not be January 1st, but take some time to write down ways that you planning on committing to God for 2018.
2. A community of people committed to people.
READ: Nehemiah 8:10 (NLT)
READ: Mark 12:31 (NLT)
ENGAGE: As a group this year, brainstorm a few ways that you will get out into the community to serve and love those around you. Make a plan and put dates to it.
ENGAGE: Where is the lord calling you to serve people around you personally?
3. A community of people committed to generosity.
READ: Nehemiah 12:44 (NLT)
ENGAGE: Generosity of money, resources, talents/gifts, time and grace. What does it mean to you to be generous in all of those areas?
ENGAGE: The fearless declaration Pastor John went over this weekend is below. Read this as a group and share what God has put on your heart to write in the blank… “I am choosing to live with a Fearless _________.”
"I WILL LIVE A FEARLESS FAITH-FILLED LIFE IN GOD. I WILL BE KNOWN FOR MY FEARLESS LOVE FOR OTHERS, FEARLESS PRAYER FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE, AND FEARLESS GENEROSITY. BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE MATTER TO GOD, THEY WILL MATTER TO ME AND I WILL OWN THE VISION OF HOPE FELLOWSHIP TO BUILD THE KINGDOM OF GOD."
Take prayer requests and pray together.