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Lesson: From Crowds to Community

Leader’s Section

This is simply a guide for you to follow as you lead your group. Below is a recommended worship song, icebreaker, and flow for your B-Group experience.

Worship Song: “Been So Good” by Bethany Music

Prayer: Always begin and end with prayer.

Icebreaker Question: What is your favorite meal of the day?

Stay In The Know: Baptism Sunday is this week on September 19!


LESSON

Key Scriptures: Romans 16:5

The Big Idea:

We were never meant to walk alone in this life without family, friendships, or support from other believers. Meeting in church is important; it’s where we have the opportunity to learn and worship in a corporate setting. However, it’s just as important that you are connected to a small group of believers who can know you and care about you. As we begin this semester, I hope you are encouraged now more than ever that this is where you belong, sitting here with this small group of believers.


Main Points: We all need to be a part of a small group because…

  1. We all need to be noticed. *When you come to church but aren’t connected to anyone personally, no one will notice when you aren’t there.

    • You need a small group of people to notice when you’re hurting.
  2. We all need to take off the mask.

    • Nothing is personal when you’re sitting in a crowd.
    • You need a small group of people who can walk with you through the mistakes, heartaches, and joys of life.
  3. We all need support.

    • When you belong to a community, you belong to a family.


Discussion Questions:

Whether this is your first B-Group or you have been a part of a small group community for years, take this opportunity to share with others how being a part of a group has made a difference in your life.

Do you know someone who maybe sits beside you at church but has yet to connect to a group? Have you ever thought of inviting them to be a part of a small group?

Challenge:

Take some time this week to pray and ask the Lord whom He would have you invite to be part of your B-Group. They might not come on the first ask, but trust the Lord with the seed you sow. When you step out in boldness and obedience, He will do the rest!

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“If you’re facing sorrow, look at Jesus. He lives and so will you.”
—--Jonathan Stockstill "Jesus Our Hope"