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.
Connecting Through Scripture
(About 20 min)
Review last week’s scipture memory
This week’s scripture memory is 1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
Someone pray for God to speak through His word. Then someone read the following passages.
1 Corinthians 10:1–13 (NIV)
1 For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers and sisters, that our ancestors were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. 2 They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 3 They all ate the same spiritual food 4 and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. 5 Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered in the wilderness. 6Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. 7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.” 8 We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did—and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. 9 We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes. 10 And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel. 11 These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the culmination of the ages has come. 12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
- Why do some people believe that sin in the life of a professing Christian is nothing to be concerned about?
- Based on this passage, how concerned should Christians be about sin in our lives?
- Based on verse thirteen, what are three things that you can say about any and every temptation?
- How could this passage impact the way your Cgroup shares confessions?
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?
- Do you need to start a new Cgroup for someone who is ready to follow Jesus?
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?
- Have you communicated or connected with someone this week in a way that was tempting or inappropriate?
- What doubts or questions do you have?
- 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
- What has God done that you want to praise and thank Him for?
- When did God give you victory over a temptation?
- When were you obedient to God, and how did it turn out?
- 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 are we going to connect to encourage each other during the week?
• When are we going to connect for worship and the word this week?
• When are we connecting to serve together this month?
• When are we connecting again for fun and fellowship?
• Who missed this cgroup meeting? Who is going to reach out to them?