Churchwide Community Group Questions

Remember: What’s Going On

Scripture: Matthew 17:14-21

Further Reading: Mark 9:2-29, Matthew 6:9-18, Luke 9:28-43

Introduction Questions:

  • What is your go-to at home workout?
  • How are you staying connected to friends/family?
  • What is one new thing you have started?

High’s & Low’s or Thankfuls & Challenges

Discussion

We need to be reminded of the power that set us free.

  • How has God used “Another in the Fire” in your life during this series?
  • What does it mean that you’ve been set free in Jesus?

 A question we’re asking: “Dear God, what’s going on?”

  • When have you asked this question?
  • What has God revealed to you in your questioning?

Have someone read Matthew 17:14-21.

  • What stood out to you from the story?

Great faith is great praying.

  • What happens when we don’t pray?
  • Why does it take desperation to get us to pray?

When churches don’t pray, they fail at things that seem impossible. Before long, they strive for things that feel achievable.

  • What are some ways we “lower the bar?”
  • When have you seen impossible things made possible through prayer?

They were faithless (too far from God) and perverse (too close to the world).

  • What are some reasons we become far from God?
  • What are some things we embrace from the world?

Jesus gives us two solutions: Prayer (get close to God) and fasting (step back from something the world offers).

  • What are some things we can fast from?

Have someone read Isaiah 58 (or break it up).

  • What stood out to you from the passage?
  • What are the results of fasting?

The problems are faithless and perverse, and the solutions are prayer and fasting. (Leave your group to think about these questions this week.]

  • What do you need to pray for this week?
  • What do you need to fast from this week?

    Student Ministry Community Group Questions

    Remember: What’s Going On 

    Scripture: Matthew 17:14-21

    Further Reading: Mark 9:2-29, Matthew 6:9-18, Luke 9:28-43

      Discussion

      What is something you wish you could be set free from? (Examples might be a responsibility, a consequence, a rule, quarantine)

      • What does it mean that you’ve been set free in Jesus?
      • How has God used the worship song “Another in the Fire” in your life during this time?

      A question we’re asking: “Dear God, what’s going on?”

      • When have you asked this question?
      • What has God revealed to you in your questioning?

      Have someone read Matthew 17:14-21.

      • What stood out to you from the story?
      • What do you think it means to have faith? Who is someone you know who lives a life of faith?

      Great faith is great praying.

      • How would you define prayer?
      • What happens when we don’t pray?
      • Why does it take desperation to get us to pray?

      The people in the story were faithless (too far from God) and perverse (too close to the world.)

      • What are some reasons we become far from God?
      • What are some things we embrace from the world?

      Jesus gives us two solutions: Prayer (get close to God) and fasting (step back from something the world offers).

      • What are some things we can fast from today? (It doesn’t have to be just food).

      Have someone read Isaiah 58 (or break it up).

      • What stood out to you from the passage?
      • What are the results of fasting?

      The problems are faithless and perverse, and the solutions are prayer and fasting. (Leave your group to think about these questions this week.]

      • What do you need to pray for this week?
      • What do you need to fast from this week?

        The Walk Community Group Questions

        Remember: What’s Going On

        Great faith is great praying.

           

          Discussion

          When have you seen impossible things made possible through prayer?

          What are some things we can fast from today?

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