Questions to inspire conversation for our fabulous Connect Groups
Q1: What’s the weirdest way you have met someone?
Everyone answer 30 seconds max.
Q2: Overwhelming Hope Series
What stood out to you the most in this series?
Q3: Leviticus 23:34, 24-43 (NLT)
34 “Give the following instructions to the people of Israel. Begin celebrating the Festival of Shelters on the fifteenth day of the appointed month—five days after the Day of Atonement. This festival to the Lord will last for seven days.
42 For seven days you must live outside in little shelters. All native-born Israelites must live in shelters. 43 This will remind each new generation of Israelites that I made their ancestors live in shelters when I rescued them from the land of Egypt. I am the Lord your God.”
Why do you think God wanted them to remember that they lived in “shelters”?
Q4: Romans 8:24-25 (NLT)
We were given this hope when we were saved. (If we already have something, we don’t need to hope for it. 25 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.)
Our Christian culture barely acknowledges the idea that Jesus is coming again. Do you think that it is possible that our neglect of the Hope we have in Jesus for the future is connected to the rampant hopelessness in many people today?
What can we do about it?
Q5: Romans 15:13 NLT
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
If trust is the key to being full of hope. What is the cause of hopelessness?
Micah 4:1-4 (NLT)
The Lord’s Future Reign
In the last days, the mountain of the Lord’s house
will be the highest of all—
the most important place on earth.
It will be raised above the other hills,
and people from all over the world will stream there to worship.
2 People from many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of Jacob’s God.
There he will teach us his ways,
and we will walk in his paths.”
For the Lord’s teaching will go out from Zion;
his word will go out from Jerusalem.
3 The Lord will mediate between peoples
and will settle disputes between strong nations far away.
They will hammer their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will no longer fight against nation,
nor train for war anymore.
4 Everyone will live in peace and prosperity,
enjoying their own grapevines and fig trees,
for there will be nothing to fear.
The Lord of Heaven’s Armies
has made this promise!
What does that mean to you?