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 Matthew 12:33-37
o Jeremiah 6:16 à what are the actions we need to do? Look for the verbs.
§ When we need rest, why is standing and looking so important? (Asking and walking?)
§ What makes the lessons of these passages difficult to apply?
- Break into smaller groups and discuss these questions and pray for each other:
o Which do you think is most common among Christians? (anger, bitterness, envy, jealousy)
§ Why do you think this is so prevalent?
§ Which of these do you struggle with the most often?
o In your experience, has disease, starvation, or fatigue of the soul been most noticeable?
- Pray for each other:
o Share with your group how you would have them pray for your soul? (For rest, peace, nourishment, direction, health, 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, heal, refresh your soul.
o Ask God to point out anything backstage that is not producing good fruit.
o Ask God to help you clean-up any back stage messes.