The church offers a place to be known and loved. It is a place where it's okay not to be okay. It's a place where it should be okay to struggle out loud. The church helps keep us from becoming distracted in our faith, from wandering and drifting away from faith. It is the power of the circle.
1. Why are rows a difficult place to love people the way Jesus said to love people?
2. How do circles meet people’s need to be both
known and loved?
3. How has our culture affected people's ability to be in meaningful friendships with other people?
4. What do you think some of the most popular excuses people use to avoid being in a group might be?
5. The benefits of being in a circle according to the New Testament are many. What can you do during the next season of groups to commit to group life in a greater way than ever before?
6. Is there anyone you know that isn't in a group that you could invite into your current group?
Work on your relationships within your group. One another one another.
Hebrews 10:25 (NIV) not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.