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.
No matter where you live across the country, this week was a scorcher. What did you do to cool off this week?
A definition of the word “aggressive” is this: “pursuing one’s aims and interests forcefully”. What are some aims and interests in the world that are worth this kind of pursuit?
What is something you want to aggressively pursue in your life right now?
“My hard work wasn’t good enough.” Share a story of a time when it took more than just hard work to succeed. What else did you need?
Read Hebrews 12:1-3 out loud. What jumps out at you? How can you aggressively go after something and still “fix your eyes” on Jesus?
What’s an obstacle in your life right now that makes you want to give up on your goals? Share it with your group and pray together right now. Ask God what your next steps are to move through that road block. And don’t forget to thank Him when he answers you!
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Be great listeners. Pay attention when someone else is talking instead of thinking of what you’ll say next.
Give examples, not advice. We’ve all gotten that not-so-helpful advice we wish
someone would have just kept to themself. Don’t be that person. Instead of advice, try sharing an example from your life that relates to what someone else is talking about. Empower them to decide what’s best for them. And keep it in the group — what’s said in the group stays in the group.
Be there. Commit to watching the weekend and participating in the Chaser conversation for the entire series. Be real in your group. No one has it all together (even if it looks like they do) and you’ll connect better with the people in your group if everyone brings their authentic self every week.