Still Surrounded

Start Talking - Find conversation starters for the group or with a friend

  • With many people quarantining themselves and staying at home, what are some things you have wanted to do but hadn’t had time for until now?
  • Are you being intentional with your time? How can you use this time to grow in your relationship with God?

 

Keep Reading – Read the scripture and ask a question to get the group thinking.

 

Read these scriptures out loud:

 

Philippians 4:6-7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

  • Pastor Todd shared this passage last week in his message “The Antidote to Anxiety.” How have you been doing in dealing with fear and anxiety in the past week?
  • Have you been making prayer your first response to a problem, remembering to also be thankful for what God has already done in your life?

 

2 Kings 6:14-17

  • Many times we can be overwhelmed because we see ourselves as being surrounded by a problem in the natural. Do you find yourself constantly looking out at the problem, or do you look up to the One who is truly surrounding you?
  • What is a practical step you can take in your life to be more like Elisha and look up to God rather than always looking out at the problem?

 

Keep Talking – Choose questions to create openness.

1. Invite the ONE who surrounds you into your surroundings.

  • Pastor Todd said, “Prayer is the bridge from the natural into the supernatural.” Are you inviting God into the midst of your circumstances by spending time with Him in prayer?
  • Prayer turns panic into peace. What can you do during this time to press into a vibrant prayer life with God?

 

2. Surround yourself with the RIGHT VOICES.

  • It is vitally important that we have the right voices speaking into our lives. In this time of social distancing, what voices do you have in your life?
  • What are some ways that you are keeping spiritually connected while be socially separated?

 

3. Surround others who cannot SEE what you see.

  • Just like in the story of Elisha and his servant, you have people in your circles of influence who are spiritually blind.
  • Who are those people in your life, and what can you do to help them “see” that there is a God who loves them and is bigger than any virus or any problem they may be facing?

 

Keep Moving/Going – Commit to a step and live it out this week.

  • Make it a priority to stay connected. Join Church Online on the weekends, get plugged into one of the many Groups meeting online, call or text your friends and family. Remember that we can still be spiritually connected even while physically separated.
  • Pick one of this week’s key Scripture and make it a reminder in your phone. Spend a few minutes repeating it and thinking about it each day.
  • S.O.A.P out the Scripture this week.

 

Keep Praying

  • Prayer requests from everyone at group
  • Prayer

 

Keep Praising

“Raise A Hallelujah” – Bethel Music

“See A Victory” – Elevation Worship

“Surrounded” – Michael W. Smith

“No Longer Slaves” – Bethel Music

“The Blessing” – Elevation Worship

 

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