Wesley Small Group Guide for December 3, 2017

Wesley Small Group Guide for December 3, 2017


Getting to Know You – Choose 1 or 2 questions (15 minutes)

  • If you owned a boat, what name would you choose for it?
  • Would you like a quite life of safety or a life of great adventure and uncertainty?
  • Would you be likely to survive alone in the wilderness?

Opening Prayer

Study the Bible (25 minutes

Use these questions as you read the Bible and be ready to share with your Wesley Small Group.

  • What excited or resonated with you?
  • What challenged or frustrated you?
  • What was confusing or did not make sense?
  • How did this change your understanding of your faith and your relationship with God?

Daily Reading Plan

  • Last Sunday – Luke 15:11-24
  • This Sunday – Luke 2:8-10
  • Monday – Isaiah 7:14
  • Tuesday – Isaiah 9:6-7
  • Wednesday – Zechariah 9:9
  • Thursday – Micah 5:2-3
  • Friday – Isaiah 53:7
  • Saturday – Luke 1:13-15

Luke 2:8-10, CEB

8Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. 9The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified.

10The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people.

Luke 2:8-10, NRSV

8In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 

9Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.

10But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people:

Your Life with God (30 minutes)

Use these questions to reflect on your life with God and be ready to share with your Wesley Small Group.

  • Where are you currently in your relationship with God?
  • How have you felt God’s presence in the past week?
  • Where have you seen God at work in your life in the last week?
  • How is your life in God?
  • How is it with your soul?
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, what number would you give to how close you feel to God today? Why?
  • How are you living as a disciple of Jesus Christ as you worship, grow, give, serve and share? (choose one today)
  • Where are you seeking guidance from God?
  • How can others in this group pray for you and your walk with God?

Serve the Church and World

  • What are upcoming opportunities for you to serve on your own or with a group?
Concerns and Prayers (5 minutes)

Take time to pray each day for others and yourself and be ready to share with your Wesley Small Group.

  • How can others pray for you and your walk with God? For your family, neighbors, and friends?

Closing Prayer

Wesley Small Groups

As a Wesley Small Group, we covenant to …

  • Pray together and for one another
  • Devote time during each meeting to study together.
  • Actively participate and engage in the Wesley Small Group meeting.
  • Respond to group communications and inform the group of an absence.
  • Respect differences, treat each other with love.
  • Keep what is shared within the Wesley Small Group confidential.
  • Provide care to every member of the Wesley Small Group
  • Serve together at least twice a year.
  • Review and recommit in one year.

Wesley Small Group Reminders

  • Wesley Small Groups will be a safe place to learn about Christ.
  • Wesley Small Groups will provide a place where members can practice living as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
  • No one will ever be called on to pray or talk.
  • Groups will be composed of a mix of believers in a variety of spiritual stages.
  • Discussion facilitation will ideally rotate among members of the group.