One person at a time, one conversation at a time, one act of kindness at a time. Jesus taught us the importance of focusing on the person in front of us. Following His example, we learn to focus on one person at a time—engaging in one conversation at a time—demonstrating one act of kindness at a time.
LIFEGroup Leaders, from our training on January 29th, remember that the most valuable question is the second one. Not the next one on the sheet, but because you were listening, you heard something and you have a follow-up question. Your follow-up questions are a probe, an opportunity for the speaker to run and hide or to be bonded to the group. Follow-up questions have three important pathways:
1) THINK: What I heard you say made me think of… is that what you were saying?
2) FEEL: How does that make you feel?
3) EXPERIENCE: I wonder if you connect to that statement because of something you have experienced; is that accurate?
Follow-up questions are meant to have Scriptural conversations that help people reflect on what the Lord is trying to say to them and others. Getting through the curriculum is not the goal, life change is.
Week 1 (2/5/23): Luke 5:27–32
Week 2 (2/12/23): Luke 7:36–50
Week 3 (2/19/23): Luke 8:26–39
When we follow Jesus, we’ll experience His power and testify to others what He has done.
Week 4 (2/26/23): Luke 9:37–48
We must be prepared to meet opposition with faith.
Week 5 (3/5/23): Luke 10:38–42
Sometimes our attention to our many tasks can distract us from listening to the teaching of Jesus.
Week 6 (3/12/23): Luke 12:13–21
Following Christ means focusing on what we have rather than what we lack.
Week 7 (3/19/23): Luke 17:20–37
We should live with confidence and expectation because of the kingdom of God.
Week 8 (3/26/23): Luke 19:1–10
Personal encounters with Jesus change people.
Week 9 (4/2/23): Luke 13:31–35
No entity or power can prohibit Jesus from fulfilling God’s purpose and plans.
Week 10 (4/9/23): Luke 24:13–35
Jesus drew near to His disciples and revealed His identity to them.