Connect Group Questions

Dig a little deeper and learn together by unpacking Sunday's message

The Blessings of Obedience

Message by Adrian Smith on Sunday the 14th of October

1. The blessings of obedience require a right heart, are found in Gods plan, and are for Gods Kingdom- what do the blessings of obedience look like in your life?


2. What do you feel the lord is saying to you through Haggai 2: 10-19?


3. What might God be saying to our church, our connect group, or your own family through Haggai 2:10-19?

When the Trumpet Sounds

Message by Mark Turley on Sunday the 7th of October


(Deuteronomy CH 9)

  • In Numbers 10 (Silver Trumpets) the Israelites are given clear visible signs to respond to and follow God’s calling. Can you think of a time in your life when God has given you clear signs to respond and to follow?
  • At some points, many of our Biblical heroes and heroines (Abraham & Sarah, King David) deviated from God’s plan. What can we learn from them and what can we learn about God’s response to their disobedience.
  • The Israelites had to overcome ‘fear’ in order to respond to God’s call to cross the Jordan. Can you identify the things that may be ‘greater and stronger’ in your life than God’s calling.
  • What will be your strategies this year to improve your calling to respond, follow and move wherever God may direct.

Speak to Create: Ourselves

Message by Jakin Mai on Sunday the 30th of September.

Questions:


  1. Read James 3. Words are powerful. Do you feel that you can be careless with what you say? How so?
  2. "I'm so tired." "I can't do this." "This is stressing me out." Since hearing the message on sunday have you caught yourself saying things outloud that aren't actually creating life? Give examples.
  3. What can you say instead?
  4. Often we say more horrible things to ourselves than other people would say about us. What is being spoken in your head and is it true?
  5. Read Luke 6:45. What do the words you currently speak reveal about your heart?
  6. Ephesians 2:10 says we are God's masterpiece. What other verses in the Bible speak about God's perspective of us? Who does God say you are?

The Treasure & the Pearl

Message by Eddy Inglis on Sunday the 16th of September.

Questions:


  1. Can you share something of how you came to ‘find’ the treasure that is Jesus?
  2. How can we reconcile, “then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." (Matthew 13:46) with "But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house,” (Luke 19:8-9)
  3. The merchant in Matthew 13:45, 46, found a pearl that was perfect for what he was doing. He knew the right place for the pearl that he had purchased, it had its place. What do you believe that you are called and designed to fulfil in His church?
  4. Do you struggle to believe at times that you are valuable and valued by God?
  5. Why do you think this is so at times?
  6. How do you think that knowing you are valuable and valued by God, in a unique way should / has / will affect you in the future?
  7. It was said (on Sunday) that, “God’s default setting is joy” (Psalm 16:11) "You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand" as an example. How far do you believe this to be true?