Life Group Questions

Life Group Questions: Week beginning 19 March 2017

Reading: John 4:4-52

  1. Imagine the opening scene as the Samaritan woman and Jesus meet. What do you think they are each thinking? What are they feeling?
  2. What is the significance of Jesus asking her for some water?
  3. What do you think makes her realise that Jesus is the Messiah?
  4. Jesus stays with the Samaritan community for 2 days. What do you think it was like for him? For them?
  5. What does this story teach us about making links between different groups and communities?

Week beginning Sunday 15 January 2017 – Life Group Questions

Reading: John 1:29-42

  1. What nicknames do you have for yourself or others you know? What do they tell you about the person?
  2. What Bible passages can you think of that shed light on John calling Jesus “Lamb of God”?
  3. In what ways is “Lamb of God” a helpful image of Jesus for us today?
  4. How would you describe who Jesus is to someone who had never been to church?

Life group questions: Week beginning 20th November 2016

Reading: Luke 23:33-43

  1. What do you think are the characteristics of a good leader? Can you think of any examples.
  2. What references to kingship can you find in the passage? How do they relate to the things you thought of in question 1?
  3. What does the passage tell us about God’s reign?

Week beginning Sunday 2 October 2016: Life group questions

Reading: John 6:24-35

  1. What sign or experience first drew you to Jesus?
  2. What kinds of signs or experiences do you think people today find convincing?
  3. How can we as God’s people best be signs of God’s presence?

Life Group Questions: Week Beginning Sunday 14th August 2016

Reading: Philippians 4:1-9

  1. Who have you worked together with? Was it a good experience?
  2. Why do you think Paul tells the Philippians to rejoice?
  3. Why does Paul tell them not to worry?
  4. How do you think Christians can best concentrate on what is true, honourable, just etc. (v8)?

Life Group Questions: Week beginning Sunday 31st July 2016

Reading: Philippians 3:12-4:1

  1. How good are you at working towards goals? What helps to motivate you?
  2. What do you think the goal that Paul speaks about in verse 12 is?
  3. In what areas of life do you think we need most to press on towards maturity? As individuals, as a church, as a society?
  4. What does citizenship (v. 20) mean to you?
  5. What do you think it means to be a citizen of heaven?

Life Group Questions: Week Beginning Sunday 24th July

Reading:

Questions:

  1. Paul tells us why he has reason to “boast in the flesh,” (vs. 2-6). These were things that were celebrated in his culture. What things are celebrated in our culture today that we might have reason to “boast” about?
  2. What might it look like to regard these things “as loss”? (v. 7)
  3. Paul talks about being “found in” Christ (v. 9). In what practical ways do we share in the suffering of Christ and know the power of his resurrection? (v. 10)

Life group questions: week beginning 17 July 2016

Reading: Philippians 2:19-30

  1. Who encourages you in your Christian discipleship?
  2. How do you think Paul felt about Timothy and Epaphroditus and the community at Philippi?
  3. How well do Christians today express their relationship with one another?
  4. How could we better show the love of God between us?

Life Group Questions

Philippians 2:1-11

  1. What do you find encouraging? What gives you hope?
  2. Christians (like people in general) often have different views about a range of things. How do you understand Paul’s instruction in verse 2 to “be of the same mind”?
  3. How did Jesus humble himself? How is he now exalted?
  4. How does this poem (vv6-11) fit together with the opening of the chapter?

Life Group Questions: Week Beginning Sunday 19th June

Reading: Philippians 1:12-18a

Questions:

  1. Paul is writing from prison: suffering persecution. Reflect on a time in your life when you have experienced a period of suffering.
  2. In what ways does Paul see God working in and through his difficult situation?
  3. How do you respond to the idea that God works in and through difficulties, suffering and pain not despite them?
  4. Does this idea resonate with your own personal experience?
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