Use the following game plan with your family, LifeGroup, or personal study this week. Allow this game plan to stimulate conversations with each other and with God.
Game Plan This Week:
- Review the sermon
o What were the main points?
o What points were most meaningful to you?
- Study/discuss the text
o What qualifies as a trial (v.2)? What qualifies as a temptation (v. 13)?
Both “temp” and “temptation” are translated from the same Greek word.
o How do trials test the genuineness of our faith?
o Explain how believing in God’s sovereignty through our trials is crucial
to persevering faith.
o What is the truth that we are to walk in? How would you put into your
own words, the “true Gospel”?
- Break into smaller groups and discuss these questions and pray for each
o How do unbelievers you know attempt to make it through painful
o How have you persevered through such times in your life?
- Share with your group how you would have them pray for you.
o Are you having to persevere in faith right now?
o Share other needs in your life right now (employment, finances,
relationships, family, health, etc.)
- This week make a commitment to sit down often with God and discuss the
strength of your faith.
o Ask God to strengthen, embolden, heal, and refresh your soul.
o Talk to God about 3 people in your network of relationships that are far
from God. Pray for their salvation and how God might use you to
introduce them to God.