Welcome to the Weekend Follow-Up. The questions below are for the weekend of July 24 & 25 2021.
What’s the greatest meal you’ve ever eaten? Describe it in as much detail as you remember.
Read 2 Corinthians 9:7. Do you normally think of giving as an act of love or a duty prompted by guilt? Why do you think you lean that way?
Read Isaiah 58:6-10. What strikes you about God’s promises in this passage?
It can often feel like we aren’t big enough to make a difference. Mother Teresa’s response to that is, “Do the thing that is in front of you.” What small step can you take to show God’s love through generosity this week?
Now close your time in prayer. Here’s an example: “Father, thank you for providing for us physically and spiritually. Thank you for Your living water. Please, give us the faith to trust in Your promises. Give us greater compassion and open our hearts to the poor. Let us be instruments of Your love and Your justice. In Jesus name. Amen.”
More from the Weekend
Read John 1:14. At Crossroads we’re about the power of God who transforms lives. Everyday we’re getting outside ourselves trying to make a difference in the world. One way we do this is partnering with organizations who literally are changing the world everyday. If you want to jump in and start giving risk free, you can try the 90 day tithe test here.
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(This stuff helps us figure out how many fruitcakes to make come December)
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.