- 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)
Last week, we discussed drawing closer to God by obeying the Spirit’s promptings (practically), remembering Jesus’ resurrection (theologically), and striving to build a relationship with the Father (relationally). Which area did you feel the need to draw nearer to God and how did this affect your joy in this week’s difficult circumstances? Address any other prayer requests from last week.
Discussion: (30 minutes)
What's Going on This Week?
This Sunday, Pastor Larry led us into the third week of our new series titled Rooted. Pastor Larry points out that peace is not merely the feeling one gets when all trials disappear. Rather, we encounter peace by experiencing the fullness of God through Jesus in any circumstance. Finally, Pastor Larry encourages the church to find this peace in Christ alone and allow this peace to counteract fear and generate courage to boldly proclaim His name!
“The peace that Jesus provides gives you a quiet confidence in whatever situation you are going through!
– Pastor Larry Vold
Warm Up: Review Galatians 5:16-23 What comes to mind when you hear the word “peace”?
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