- Phone: (510) 537-4690
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Meeting Address:
20600 John Drive, Castro Valley, CA 94546
- Sunday AM: 8:30a & 11:15a
- Community Hour: 10:00a
- Sunday PM: 6:13p
Opening Prayer: (1-5 minutes)
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of how your group can invite God into your time together.
Thank the Lord for sending the Holy Spirit to transform our lives from the inside out. Pray that the Spirit would root himself deeply into our hearts as we reflect on Jesus’ attributes in this new series. Finally, pray that God would continually transform our body, mind, and soul in order to become more like Jesus every day!
Check-In: (5 minutes)
What was one strategy that you were able to implement this past week in order to walk in step with the Spirit and deny the flesh? What were the results over the week? Review and update any prayer request your group may have shared last week.
Discussion: (30 minutes)
What's Going on This Week?
This Sunday, Pastor Larry led us into the second week of our new series titled Rooted. Pastor Larry started off this Sunday by explaining the differences between happiness and joy in our lives. Out of this observation, Pastor Larry identified five different truths about how joy can radically transform us regardless of our circumstances. Finally, Pastor Larry encourages the church to find joy in the Holy Spirit by being rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ!
“God wants us to be holy, not necessarily happy."
– Pastor Larry Vold
Closing Prayer: (5-15 minutes)
In light of what God is saying through this week’s message, here’s some suggestions of what your group could talk about with God in prayer.
Thank Jesus for laying down his life so that we could be transformed by the Holy Spirit into becoming more like Jesus. Pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to work in our hearts throughout this Rooted series so that we could share in Christ’s joy as a group. Finally, as the group goes out this week, ask the Holy Spirit to root Himself deeply in our souls so that we may abide in Him and we may experience his fruit!
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK