Connection Group Questions
November 28, 2010
“The God Talk”
Take time to go over the church announcements and events.
- The last week of the Fall Semester is December 12. Plan an end of the year Christmas Party!
- Winter Session will run from January 16 through March 6, 2011.
- Spring Session will run from March 27 through May 22, 2011.
- All participants are encourage to re-register with their current group or a group that works for your schedule.
Share a life changing conversation you’ve had, preferably a good change. How did it happen, and how did your life change as a result?
Read Matthew 16:13-16.
Who do you say that Jesus was and is?
Romans 10: 9 “...because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Have you ever had “the talk” with God? If so, how and when? What changed in your life as a result?
If not, what is holding you back? What questions do you still have, and would you be willing to talk about them with the group?
Romans 8:14 “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, "Abba! Father!"
3 things that give us assurance:
1. Led by the Holy Spirit
Have you had moments when you felt the Spirit’s presence? Have you ever felt a “nudge” to say something, call somebody, do something? If you have not, talk about this, and what you can do to “tune in” to the Spirit.
2. Filled with peace
We have a lot of reasons to be stressed out, pessimistic and full of fear. Where would you rate yourself on the “Full of Fear/ Full of Peace” scale? Can someone describe what it’s like to be full of peace when going through hard times? Read John 14:27 if you need assurance of peace.
3. God is “Abba Father”
Do you want to know God as Father? Do you know God as Father? Discuss what it means to have this kind of relational connection with God.
Considering these things, would you say you have the assurance of your salvation?
If not, would you like to have more assurance? What can you do, according to the bible passages we’ve looked at, to have more assurance?
If you’ve never been baptized, or made a public affirmation of faith, how could that help?
Making it absolutely sure in your heart.
Give group members the chance to have the talk with God.
To learn more about the assurance of our salvation read
2 Peter 1:1-11
Don’t forget about your E100 Bible Reading Plan!