Caring for each other

 1. What are you thankful for this week?

 2. What are you struggling with and how can we help?

Accountability

 3. How did you put into practice the scripture/story we studied last time we met?

 4. Who did you share last week's lesson with and how did it go?

 5. What needs did you meet in the community last week?

Discover

Ask someone to read the passage one paragraph at a time.

Have a group member tell it in their own words.

Ask the group if they added anything or left anything out.

When you finish with ALL paragraphs, ask someone in the group to tell the WHOLE story by memory. Have the group correct any errors.

Matthew 7:7-12

“Ask, and it will be given to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened to you.Everyone who asks will receive. The one who searches will find. The door will be opened to the one who knocks.

“Suppose your son asks for bread. Which of you will give him a stone?10 Or suppose he asks for a fish. Which of you will give him a snake?11 Even though you are evil, you know how to give good gifts to your children. How much more will your Father who is in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!12 In everything, do to others what you would want them to do to you. This is what is written in the Law and in the Prophets.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

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 6. What does this passage tell us about God?

 7. What does this passage tell us about people?

Application

 8. If this passage is true, what behaviour should we change this week?

 9. Who will you tell this story to this week?

10. What needs can we meet in the community this week?

Planning

11. When do you want to meet again?