SPARK Talks 2019: Week 2

Why did a three-time World Series champion experience loneliness? What is the one word that changed the life of an Army paratrooper? How can curiosity help a vulnerable child? Three people share their stories.

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

Welcome to the Chaser—a few questions after the weekend service to start conversations. If this is your first time in a group, or your group has new members, take a few minutes and introduce yourself. Two truths and a lie is always a good place to start.

  1. We kicked off service with All You Need is Love. What’s your favorite Beatles song and why? If you’re not a fan, or have never heard of the Beatles, that’s weird. But, share why.

  2. Which of this week’s Spark Talks resonated most with you? Why?

  3. “Whatever you don’t face, will stay in your face.” Share a story of a time you ignored a fear, or challenge or prompting and it stayed “in your face.”

  4. Having an impact can mean sacrificing comfort, safety, security—everything. (These Spark-Talkers sure did. And God did too.) Have you ever sacrificed for the good of someone or something else? What made you do it?

  5. Read this passage in the book of Romans out loud. This type of connection and empathy can be a strong motivator for us to act. What sticks out to you in the passage? How can we “live peaceably with all” AND still make an impact in the world?

Challenge

Empathy is tough. At some point this week, you’ll run into a Romans 12:14-21 situation. When you do, take the time to do what the writer of Romans says. Bless an enemy. Share joy with a happy person. Weep with someone who is weeping. Then, share it with your group.

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Jul 6, 2019 58 mins 54 sec

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