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 3 John (Gaius, Diotrephes, Demetrius)
o What can we learn or take away from each of these individuals in the text?
- “Prosperity gospel”
o What passages of Scripture debunk the idea that God wants all of his
children to be wealthy?
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 Look up passages of Scripture related to gossip and slander.
§ Why are these actions so destructive within the church?
o How should each of us respond to a person that begins to gossip? (Best
- Share with your group how you would have them pray for your soul? (For
discipline to make space for solitude with God, humility, help with the sin of
gossip, to love and encourage other believers, etc)
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
health of your soul.
o Ask God to strengthen, embolden, heal, and refresh your soul.
o Ask God to point out gossip, slander, pride, etc. and give you the strength
to turn from them.