Has there been a time when you were really committed to doing something, and in spite of your commitment you didn’t do it (diet, budget, devotions, exercise, etc.)?
Has there been something in the last year or two that you committed to and stuck with it?
Change often begins with conviction. How would you define conviction?
See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily – Hebrews 3:12-13
What does “encourage” mean in this verse?
How does a connection with other believers help you keep your commitments and convictions?
Why do we tend to try to change on our own instead of involving others?
Where do you currently find connection?
Building your Community
Who has permission to call you out if you begin to slide on your commitments?
What areas of life would you like to give your group permission to help you with?
Have you ever had crystal clear clarity into someone else’s poor decisions? Did you say anything? Has anyone ever pulled you aside when you were about to make a poor decision? How did it go?
Why is it so difficult to talk to a friend that is making a bad decision?
How can we encourage each other outside of group meetings?
How can we help people that are new to the church find community?
Make it personal
Is there something in your life that you are struggling to change? (something you need to quit, something you need to start doing)
Discuss with each how the group can be a part of making that change.