God Wants to Party With You

God wanted you to party so much he designed an entire sacrifice built around it. He instituted a sacrificial system to facilitate it because he knew we would be bad at it. The missing piece to a life of peace is celebration. My relationship with God is most whole when I’m in oneness with other people. Our neighbors shouldn’t be strangers.

Process, journal or discuss the themes of this article - here's a few questions to get the ball rolling...

Welcome to the Weekend-Follow Up This is the group part of the Bible Challenge, so your questions are based on specific Bible passages from the weekend message. Each week, your group will discover what God might be saying to you, and how you can respond through a group discussion.

  1. What’s your favorite dish at a cookout or barbecue? What makes it special to you?

  2. What stood out to you most from this week’s message? Why did that spark for you?

  3. What was the best celebration you’ve been part of? What made it so special?

  4. Is celebration a regular rhythm in your life right now? Why or why not?

  5. What are some obstacles you experience when you try to celebrate?

  6. What does the value God has for celebrating show us about his character?

  7. How does God’s view of celebration shift or change your idea of what it means to celebrate?

  8. The best celebrations happen in community with others. How can you increase celebration in community?

  9. What would your life look like if you took advantage of more opportunities to celebrate with the people around you?

  10. What’s one way you can engage in celebration this week? Share your plan with the group.

  11. Let’s end with prayer. You can say something like, “Jesus, thank you for your love and for the abundant peace you have for us. Continue to remind us of that love, love worthy of continued celebration. Thank you for inviting us to the party. Amen.”

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Bonus Questions! Check these out if you’re on a roll and want to go a little deeper.

  • Where in your life have your “celebrations” actually just been dressed up coping mechanisms?

  • How can your celebrations reflect the ‘shalom’ (peace and wholeness) of God?

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Mar 5, 2023 1 hr 8 mins 45 sec

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