Groups Discussion Starters

Week 5 / Swiss Army Knife For The Soul

1) If you had a spiritual Swiss Army knife, name a few things (bible verses or tangible items) you would equip in it?
 
2) Discuss the different ways that we are exposed and vulnerable without God's Word. How can you find protection in God's Word?
 
3) What is a malnourished Christian? How can they begin to correct that?
 
4) How can parents be more intentional with training their children in the ways of the Lord?
 
5) Discuss different ways that you can be more intentional with getting into God's Word.

Week 4 / P.D.A.

1) How can a dating or marriage relationship be different when Jesus is at the center of it? 

2) How do you build a strong foundation of communication in a dating or marriage relationship? 

3) What is the value of encouraging your spouse and others around you? 

4) How do you avoid the break down of communication in a relationship? 

5) How can you avoid stirring up or awakening love before it is time? What value comes from doing this? 


Week 3 / Drink Responsibly

1) What is the value of having a Godly reputation?

2) What are the benefits of being able to openly talk about your relatinoship with God to your spouse? 

3) What are the dangers of focusing on the outside (appearance) more than what is on the inside (someone's heart for the Lord) when trying to develop a relationship? 

4) What is the difference between love and lust? How can you prevent yourself from falling into lust? 

5) What is the impact to others around you if you demonstrate Godly boundaries in dating and a Godly marriage?


Week 2 / Naked at Church

1) Why is it important to flee from sexual immorality?
 
2) What wounds occur from sexual sin?
 
3) According to 1 Corinthians 6:18-20, "you are not your own." How does that change your thought process when it comes to our own desires? 
 
4) The bible states you were "...purchased for a purpose.", have you thought about God's unique purpose for your life? Discuss your purpose or how you would go about discovering it? 
 
5) How does it change the interaction in your relationships, if you make God's glory your goal? 

Week 1 / Don't Be A Bonsai

 

1) The message explained that environments determine destinies. How does being planted in a church affect your destiny?
 
2) A bonsai does not grow tall because it's roots are bound in a small pot. Discuss ways in which a believer can begin to expand their roots and commit to grow deep roots?
 
3) If your church was a reflection of your spirit, how would it look?
 
4) What value can you add to the orchard (your church family)?
 
5) Bonsai trees need to constantly be pruned in order to for it to grow. What needs to be pruned in your life in order for you to be fully planted in your church?