Connecting With God
Someone pray for God to be with you and guide you through the meeting.
Confirming The Cgroup Values
ABOUT 3 MIN
Committed: We are committed to loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and loving others like He loves us.
Confidential: We value and trust each other, so we share openly and honestly with each other and what is shared in the group stays in the group.
Changing: We are growing to be more like Jesus, obeying His commands and filled with His Spirit.
Christ-Centered: In Jesus, we find God’s presence to guide us, His grace to forgive us, and His power to change us.
AcCountable: We encourage each other, help each other and expect each other to love and live like Jesus.
Connected: We meet every week, pray for each other every day, and share our lives as we obey and follow Jesus together.
Capable: By His Holy Spirit, God gives us the love and power we need to obey and follow Jesus.
Commissioned: We are all commissioned by Jesus to make disciples, so we are all committed to starting new cgroups for others who are ready to follow Jesus.
Consistent: We consistently follow this guide because it is based on God’s word and it helps equip each member to lead cgroups and to make disciples.
Focus: AcCountable: We encourage each other, help each other and expect each other to love and live like Jesus.
Discipleship Live Question
Connecting Through Scripture
(About 20 min)
Review last week’s scipture memory
1 Corinthians 6:18-20
18 Flee from sexual immorality.All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Someone pray for God to speak through His word. Then someone read the following passages.
1 Corinthians 6:12-7:1-16
12 “I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but I will not be mastered by anything.13 You say, “Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both.” The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.14 By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”[b] 17 But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.[c]
18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. 19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Concerning Married Life
7 Now for the matters you wrote about: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” 2 But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband. 3 The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. 5 Do not deprive each other except perhaps by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7 I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
8 Now to the unmarried[d] and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I do. 9 But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
10 To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. 11 But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.
12 To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. 13 And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.
15 But if the unbeliever leaves, let it be so. The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace. 16 How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?
- Share how the Holy Spirit and Word of God has changed how you have responded to disagreements or disruptions in relationships.
- Who do you need to reach out to in humility to seek understanding and forgiveness?
- How does approaching disagreement in humility change circumstances?
- What do we allow to get in the way of being able to come to peace with one another?
Caring For Unconnected Friends
(about 5 mins)
Caring for unconnected friends (P.A.L.S.)
Take turns reading the simple steps for reaching out to unconnected friends (PALS).
- PRAY: We pray because we love them.
- ASK: We ask questions because we care.
- LISTEN: We listen to understand them.
- SHARE: We share what Jesus has done in our lives and what He can do in theirs.
Each member answer one or more of the following questions:
- Who are you planning to start a new Cgroup for?
- Who would you like the group to join you in praying for this week?
- What question do you need to ask an unconnected friend to show that you care?
- How have you grown in your love for an unconnected friend as you have listened to them and the Holy Spirit this week?
- Who do you need to share the gospel or your testimony with this week?
- Is there an unconnected friend you need to invite to a community group?
Connecting Through Sharing
(About 10 min)
Let each person choose and answer one Confession Question and one Celebration Question. (Please be concise so everyone has time to share.)
Share your confessions
- Is there something God is telling you to share even though you would rather not?
- What intentional or unintentional sins do you need to confess?
- What doubts or questions do you have?
- Have you communicated or connected with someone this week in a way that was tempting or inappropriate?
- Have you watched, read or listened to anything this week that could be considered pornographic or inappropriate?
- What has been your greatest challenge or temptation recently?
Share your celebrations
- When were you obedient to God, and how did it turn out?
- When did God give you victory over a temptation?
- What has God done that you want to praise and thank Him for?
- How have you seen God at work in your life?
Commitment To Life Change
(about 5 mins)
• Based on what God has shown me today, what am I going to start, stop or continue doing this week?
• committing to a Daily Bible Reading Plan (see Daily Readings in the Christ United app or christislove.org/daily-devotions)
Accountability And Connection
(about 5 mins)
• How/ Who will our group serve on the CU GO Weekend?
• Where is our Cgroup or CU@Home going to connect for worship and the word this week?
• How are we going to connect to encourage each other during the week?
• When are we connecting again for fun and fellowship?
• Who missed this cgroup meeting? Who is going to reach out to them?