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 19:3-9

Some Pharisees came to test Jesus. They asked, “Does the Law allow a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”

Jesus replied, “Haven’t you read that in the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female’? (Genesis 1:27)He said, ‘That’s why a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife. The two will become one.’ (Genesis 2:24)They are no longer two, but one. So no one should separate what God has joined together.”

They asked, “Then why did Moses command that a man can give his wife a letter of divorce and send her away?”

Jesus replied, “Moses let you divorce your wives because you were stubborn. But it was not this way from the beginning.Here is what I tell you. Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery. A man may divorce his wife only if she has not been faithful to him.”

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?