Join the Winter Semester of Grace Groups! Groups meet through the end of March:
Tuesday 6:30-8 PM, discussion group based on the current topic during Sunday morning messages. Call or text 573-308-5544 for location and directions. Child care provided.
Thursday, 6:15-7:45 PM, discussion group based on the current topic during Sunday morning messages. Meet at Grace Church of Rolla. Contact email@example.com for more information. Child care provided.
Thursday, 6:30-8 PM, discussion group based on the current topic during Sunday morning messages. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for location.
The groups will meet through the end of March once weekly. Email email@example.com for more information.
Here are discussion questions for the week of Feb. 19:
- Several years ago, author Gary Chapman made famous “the five love languages” with his book by the same title. (Go to 5lovelanguages.com and click on “Learn Your Love Language” to learn more.) What is your primary love language, or top two? How can learning your own love language help you love other people better?
- Do you think God speaks your love language? How do you experience love from God? When has your “love tank” felt full; when did it feel empty?
- Think of the power of affirming words. In the story of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10, what was Zacchaeus’ reaction to Jesus and his words (v. 8)? What did Jesus say that had such an effect on him?
- Read Ephesians 4:29. What parent or other person in your life was affirming to you growing up? How easy or difficult is it for you now to speak affirming words to other people? What words or phrases do you like to hear to be affirmed?
- Have you ever felt that God was trying to communicate something affirming to you? If so, how did that come to you?
- Read 1 Thessalonians 5:11. Dr. Chapman points out that the keys to providing the right kinds of encouragement are, 1) empathy; and 2) seeing the world from another person’s perspective. How good are you at seeing another person’s perspective? How can we get better at this?