Huddle / Common Chaos: Part 6
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.
Stress (Part 2):
Read: Matthew 6:19-34
What are the top 3 things you worry about?
What are some health problems you or someone you know have experienced as a result of high stress?
How do you reconcile that Jesus tells us we will struggle and have stress in our lives, but he tells us not to worry?
How do you not worry?
Practical ways to lower stress:
- Be realistic
- Be proactive – action over feelings.
- Set aside time for hobbies and exercise.
- Good nutrition
- Seek professional help if stress management steps aren’t helping.
What is one practical step you can take this week to lower stress?
Here is a quote from Augustine about “Ordering your Loves”
“But living a just and holy life requires one to be capable of an objective and impartial evaluation of things: to love things, that is to say, in the right order, so that you do not love what is not to be loved, or fail to love what is to be loved, or have a greater love for what should be loved less, or an equal love for things that should be loved less or more, or a lesser or greater love for things that should be loved equally.” (Augustine On Christian Doctrine, I.27-28)
What would other people say your “loves” in life are? Is this congruent with what you would say they are?
What would “ordering your loves” look like if you were to seek first his Kingdom and His righteousness?
What does it look like for us to live this out together in our Growth Group community?
What is the one thing that most impacted you through the Common Chaos series of Relationships, Addictions, and Stress?
At One Life, we care about your life and what you are going through. Please see the following resource for help with addictions, relationships and stress:
From all the weeks of Common Chaos series, what
How can your Group Leaders be praying for you and the addictions you struggle with?
PRAYER: This new series is really diving into the common struggles in ALL of our lives: Relationships, Addictions and Stress. Pray for those in our city and those in your life who are affected by these three topics and opportunities to invite them.
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?