Community Groups Week of April 30th

Community Groups Week of April 30th

Announcements :

* "FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA" -  Community Group serving Opportunity - On May 20th ALL community groups will be serving at "Feeding South Florida" - Review handout for details. SIGN UP TODAY!! 

* STUDENT CAMP: UNLEASHED MISSIONS Camp mobilizes middle and high-school students to serve their community. DATES: July 10th- 14th 2017  

Very Important: Please click on the link below for the week # 2 Leader video:

Main Text:   2 Kings 5:1-15

Sermon Title:  Identity, Part 2: The Trajectory of                                                                 Greatness

SUGGESTED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS...

(Please feel free to modify questions to accommodate your specific group!)

HIGH/LOW:  What was the high point of your week and the low point?

Please read:   2 Kings 5: 1-15

  • In your own words, how would you describe Naaman’s worldly status?

  • What are some signs that you are trying to prove your own status (value), as opposed to recognizing the value God has already given you?

  • Take a moment .... let your identity sink in: Ephesians 2: 4-6  (LEADERS READ) .

  • List some of the ways God humbled Naaman through this story?

  • How did Jesus have an opposite trajectory of greatness than the rest of the world’s trajectory?

  • How has God established your value? And what does that mean for your life? 

  • Take an honest inventory of your life. What are some spheres of your life that you need to reprogram yourself to a trajectory of serving?

  • Can you name some direct results of your identity found in Jesus? (LEADERS: like Generosity, humility, serving).

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    Theme/Quote:

  • Think about the idiom “climb the ladder.” We use it in a couple different spheres of life: “climb the corporate ladder,” or “climb the social ladder,” or just “climb the ladder of success.” In our culture, we intend to desire a generally upward trajectory. We even use the phrase “upwardly mobile,” to communicate someone improving their general situation economically or socially. It is interesting that it is so instinctual for our society to see the “up” direction as superior. We say I want to be “over” more responsibility, “above” people on the chain of command, and have a “higher” position of responsibility. Upward seems like the natural trajectory. But how does that square with the trajectory of Jesus? What if with Jesus everything changes? When you have Jesus everything is turned upside down.

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