Wesley Small Group Guide for February 18, 2018

Wesley Small Group Guide for February 18, 2018

Opening (5-10 minutes)

Getting to Know You Questions

Opening Prayer

Study the Bible (10-20 minutes)

Use these questions as you read the Bible with the daily reading plan and to discuss a passage of scripture 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

  • Sunday, February 18: Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:9-15
  • Monday, February 19: Psalm 77; Job 4:1-21; Ephesians 2:1-10
  • Tuesday, February 20: Psalm 77; Job 5:8-27; 1 Peter 3:8-18a
  • Wednesday, February 21: Psalm 77; Proverbs 30:1-9; Matthew 4:1-11
  • Thursday, February 22: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18; Romans 3:21-31
  • Friday, February 23: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:1-6; Romans 4:1-12
  • Saturday, February 24: Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:7-15; Mark 8:27-30

Reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.

Your Life with God (20-30 minutes)

Use these questions to reflect on your life with God and invite each Wesley Small Group member to share their response to one.

  • 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.