Hard but good conversations
God grows us closer to him by talking about the hard things in life.
From Hebrews 13:1-6
Questions for group discussion or personal reflection:
1. If you have siblings, what are your relationships with them like? If you are an only child, did you like it? Why or why not?
2. How do you know when to take the conversations from casual toward something meaningful?
3. How does thinking of a fellow church member as family instead of a friend or acquaintance change the nature of our relationships? What responsibilities to we have toward family members?
4. In what ways does your community group function as a family?
5. Who are you comfortable inviting over to your home? What keeps you from having neighbors over more frequently?
6. What is a next step you can take to move toward a lifestyle that invites strangers to become family?
7. What are the challenges to sexual purity faced by those in your life stage?
8. What protections have you built into your life to guard your current or perhaps future marriage?
9. How would you cast a positive vision of sexuality for someone who is in high school today? Why should they reserve sex for marriage?
10. How can we tell that money has too great a place in our hearts?
11. How would you describe your own attitude toward money right now? What would you like to see change?
12. In which of these areas did you feel the greatest nudge for life change from the Holy Spirit?