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Lesson: Standing Guard

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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: “You Fight My Battles” by Jonathan Stockstill

Prayer: Always begin and end with prayer.

Icebreaker Question: What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie?

Stay In The Know: Turkey giveaway outreach happening Nov. 20. Details to follow.


LESSON

Key Scriptures: Ephesians 6:10-18

The Big Idea:

The enemy would love nothing more than for you to become distracted and unaware of his schemes. This is why we must be on guard for ourselves, our families, and even for our church. We must wake up and realize there is an adversary who wants to devour us.


Main Points:

  1. Guard yourself.

    • Guard your gate (eyes, ears, and mouth).
    • Guard your heart.
    • Guard your mind.
      • What are you thinking about?
  2. Guard the flock.

    • Guard your marriage.
      • Make it a priority to spend time together.
    • Guard your family.
    • Guard your friends.
      • Notice their walk with the Lord.
    • Guard your church.
      • Don’t tolerate divisiveness.


Discussion Questions:

Proverbs 4:23 says to guard your heart above all else. How have you been doing lately with the matters of the heart? Have you allowed offense to reside in your heart?

Have you surrounded yourself with friendships that challenge you in your walk with the Lord? When was the last time you asked a friend what books they were reading? How are you growing in Godly relationships with others?


Challenge:

This week, take time to pray against the enemy, for the mobilization of the church, and against the weapons formed against us.

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