Huddle / Common Chaos: Part 3
Huddle time is an opportunity for you to connect to each other and grow in faith. The below questions are just a resource for you to use or start from. Don’t feel like you have to use them all or rush through good discussion.
Do you remember how we used to get directions? Now we use phones. What’s something else that your phone helps you do that was more difficult before you had it?
What’s a skill you wish you had or want to learn when it comes to relationships?
Who is someone in your life that you would say is a good listener?
It’s important to process scripture through the correct lens when we are reading, studying, and discussing the truths it’s conveying. We are looking at verses from several different books in the Bible and remembering this tip will help us navigate scripture a little easier. Any time we see language that specifically addresses behaviors, responses, issues, etc… it is, more times than not, a specific instance where the author is addressing an issue that is prevalent in the church to which the book is intended to be read. Be sure your group/team all understand this reality before you end the discussion.
Read: James 1:19-20
What does the order of how these things are listed tell you about what’s most important?
Bret’s points – To be a good listener:
- Be interested.
- Be Present
- Be empathetic
- Be committed
Which of these come naturally to you, and which ones are difficult for you?
Can you share a story when someone was interested, present , empathetic, or committed with you? Did it deepen the relationship or harm the relationship?
Read Philippians 2:3-4
Paul is giving coaching to the Church in Philippi on how to resolve conflicts.
EASY DISCIPLESHIP QUESTIONS
These are great questions and can be used one at a time, or one from each section even if time is short. Most importantly if used consistently, then people will be conscious of starting to develop the habits and lifestyle of becoming a disciple.
CONNECTING TO GOD:
How have you seen God working in your life in the last week; through successes, failures or disappointments?
Share with me what or who you are praying for and why.
What are you and your team/group members praying for?
At what moment did you feel closest to Christ this week?
CONNECTING TO SCRIPTURE:
Catch me up on scriptures you’re reading.
What is God teaching you through His word and how are you responding?
What scriptures speak to your “made for this”?
What scriptures are you struggling to understand?
What scriptures are you understanding, yet struggling to apply?
CONNECTING TO OTHERS:
How did the Lord use you to show His love this week:
In your family, team, group, or workplace?
In your everyday interaction with others?
Who are you helping to trust and follow Jesus?
What are your plans for next week in the areas of: prayer, bible study and sharing Christ’s love?