CU Together CU Together Service June 5, 2022. 10 AM at the CU HUB Directions

Committed To Love | Loving The Least| Men

What does it mean to love the least?

Loving The Least

Connecting With God

Someone pray for God to be with you and guide you through the meeting.

Confirming The Cgroup Values


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)

(About 20 min)

Scripture Memory

Take turns sharing your memory verse from last week, Luke 19:10, repeating the reference before and after quoting the verse.  Your memory verse for this week is Matthew 25:40.

Lesson Scripture

Someone pray for God to speak through His word. Then someone read the following passages about the gifts God has to give.

Matthew 25: 31-46

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne.32All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.33He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.

34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world.35For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.42For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,43I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

Video Lesson

Discussion Questions

1. Who is my neighbor and who do I serve? (Think out of the box and dig deep!)

2.Who do I see in the world around me that the Lord calls me to serve?

3. Am I walking with blinders on or walking in obedience in serving those who need to experience the love and touch of Jesus?

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 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

  • What has been your greatest challenge or temptation recently?
  • 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?
  • Is there something God is telling you to share even though you would rather not?

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

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?

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