How did you experience God this week (joys, struggles, breakthroughs)?
How did the Holy Spirit speak to you through His Word this week? (We desire for God’s Word to always be on our minds, upon our lips, and deep in our hearts).
Sermon Discussion Questions
Nehemiah 5:1-8, John 17:20-23
What stood out to you about the sermon?
What threats do you see against the unity of the Kingdom of God, either in the church or in your personal relationships?
John 17:20-23 says that Christ came to establish unity and oneness in the world. Why is it important for us to seek unity within the mission of God?
How has the Holy Spirit empowered you to serve others in unity?
Are you quick to ponder only, or quick to act?
How can we be formed as people of integrity over the course of our lives?
In light of the sermon, what is the Holy Spirit saying to you?
Questions to engage either corporately or silently: What have you put in place of God or given your heart to this week? What sin do you need to repent of? What area are you not trusting your identity is in Christ? Encourage one another to turn to God and receive his forgiveness and grace. (Consider praying our Corporate Confession together)
+ Corporate Confession
Most merciful God, we confess that we have sinned against you in thought, word, and deed, by what we have done, and by what we have left undone.
We have not loved you with our whole heart; we have not loved our neighbors as ourselves.
We are truly sorry and we humbly repent.
For the sake of your Son Jesus Christ, have mercy on us and forgive us; that we may delight in your will, and walk in your ways, to the glory of your Name. Amen.
Spend a few minutes praying into the areas God has spoken to you about. Pray for one another and for the non-believers in your lives. (Consider praying through the Lord’s Prayer)
+ The Lord's Prayer
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name
Thank God for who He is and His abundant faithfulness.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven
Pray for God’s rule and reign to become a reality.
Give us this day our daily bread
Pray for God’s daily provision in your life.
Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who have trespassed against us
Confess your sins to the Lord, and forgive people who have wronged you.
Lead us not into temptation
Ask for God to guide you in ‘paths of righteousness for His name sake’.
Deliver us from evil
Pray for God’s protection against any of the strategies of Satan.
For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen
Where are you being sent this week to share Jesus through your actions and words?