Week of January 22, 2023

Life Group Preparation Guide
 
Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you (all) richly teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom…” ~Colossians 3:16a
 
FOCUS #1: GOD
1. What does this passage reveal about the character or nature of God?
 
2. What does this passage reveal about God’s eternal plans and purposes?
 
3. What does this passage reveal about how God interacts with his creation?
 
FOCUS # 2: ME
4. How does this passage reveal sin in my own mind, heart, or life?
 
5. In what ways does this passage help us to see how we need to be aligned with God’s will?
 
6. What is one tangible and measurable way that the Spirit is leading me to respond to his Word?
 
FOCUS #3: OTHERS
7. What is one truth that I can share meaningfully with someone and with whom?
 
8. How can I specifically encourage someone or everyone in my Life Group from this passage?
 
Three contributions (reflections, questions, observations, etc.( I plan to include in our next Life Group discussion:
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Week of January 15, 2023

Life Group Preparation Guide
 
Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you (all) richly teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom…” ~Colossians 3:16a
 
FOCUS #1: GOD
1. What does this passage reveal about the character or nature of God?
 
2. What does this passage reveal about God’s eternal plans and purposes?
 
3. What does this passage reveal about how God interacts with his creation?
 
FOCUS # 2: ME
4. How does this passage reveal sin in my own mind, heart, or life?
 
5. In what ways does this passage help us to see how we need to be aligned with God’s will?
 
6. What is one tangible and measurable way that the Spirit is leading me to respond to his Word?
 
FOCUS #3: OTHERS
7. What is one truth that I can share meaningfully with someone and with whom?
 
8. How can I specifically encourage someone or everyone in my Life Group from this passage?
 
Three contributions (reflections, questions, observations, etc.( I plan to include in our next Life Group discussion:
1.
 
2.
 
3.
 
 

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Week of January 8, 2023

Life Group Preparation Guide
 
Let the WORD of Christ dwell in you (all) richly teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom…” ~Colossians 3:16a
 
FOCUS #1: GOD
1. What does this passage reveal about the character or nature of God?
 
2. What does this passage reveal about God’s eternal plans and purposes?
 
3. What does this passage reveal about how God interacts with his creation?
 
FOCUS # 2: ME
4. How does this passage reveal sin in my own mind, heart, or life?
 
5. In what ways does this passage help us to see how we need to be aligned with God’s will?
 
6. What is one tangible and measurable way that the Spirit is leading me to respond to his Word?
 
FOCUS #3: OTHERS
7. What is one truth that I can share meaningfully with someone and with whom?
 
8. How can I specifically encourage someone or everyone in my Life Group from this passage?
 
Three contributions (reflections, questions, observations, etc.( I plan to include in our next Life Group discussion:
1.
 
2.
 
3.
 
 

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Week of January 1, 2023

Questions for the New Year
 
Approaching the beginning of a new year always seems to heighten our awareness for the need for self-assessment. On the one hand, we are optimistic as we look to a fresh start. On the other, we are prone to realize changes that need to take place in our lives by looking backward in order to pursue the potential that optimistic outlook paints for us. We are all well acquainted with the idea of resolution-making, and especially the failure it has yielded! But what about spiritually? How should we appropriately reflect on our journey over the last 12 months? How should we think through new commitments for the next 12? Instead of sermon reflection this week, here instead is a short guide to help you answer these questions. Whether you simply consider them in your own heart or discuss them with family or a small group, take some time to think and pray through these questions as we prepare to flip the calendar to 2023.
 
(Some of these questions come from Dr. Don Whitney)
 
Relationship with God
 
What is one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God?
 
What is one area of theology that you might dig into in order to grow in your knowledge of God?
 
How will you plan to consistently abide in God’s presence during this upcoming year?
 
Discipleship
 
In what spiritual discipline do you most want to make progress this year, and how?
 
What one thing could you do to improve your prayer life this year?
 
Who will you walk consistently with for the purpose of pressing each other more deeply into Christ?
 
In what way(s) do you plan to grow in knowledge through reading/studying this year?
 
Personal
 
What is the single biggest time-waster in your life, and what will you do about it this year?
 
What is the single most important thing you could do to help your family flourish this year?
 
In what relationships will you consistently invest by encouraging and blessing in a generous way?
 
For whose salvation will you most fervently pray, and how will you consistently point them to Jesus?
 
Covenant Church Membership
 
What are a few ways that you will consistently pray for the life and mission of our church?
 
How will you personally pursue the above things with your time, ability, finances, etc.?
 
How is God leading you to consistently give financially during 2023?
 
Are there any areas of church life in which you need to make a new or a renewed commitment?
 

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