Devote Daily

Devote ourselves daily to a personal relationship with Jesus (John 15:5)

PERSONAL REFLECTION

  • How have you grown spiritually in the past year? In what areas would you like to keep growing?
  • What spiritual disciplines do you practice? Which are the most life-giving to you? Why do you think that is?
  • What have been your motivations for developing spiritual disciplines in your life? Have they been for legalistic reasons, or for true devotion?
  • Are you a naturally disciplined person, or do you struggle to be disciplined?
  • How do you see community helping you with spiritual discipline?

 

GROUP DISCUSSION

  • What impact does your personal devotional life have on your community group?
  • Discuss the difference between practicing spiritual discipline and abiding with Christ. Share how you feel you’re doing in these two areas.
  • Describe a time when you were practicing spiritual disciplines but not necessarily experiencing intimacy with Jesus.
  • How can we as a group help each other abide more intimately with Jesus? Be specific.

IDEAS FOR LIVING OUT THE CORE VALUE

  • Intentionally set aside time to spend with Jesus on a daily basis. Have a time, place, and plan.
  • Keep a journal of what you’re reading and what God is teaching you. Share this regularly with your group, and also ask others what God is teaching them.
  • Keep a list of things that you are praying for yourself and for others. Share with your group as God answers those prayers!
  • Choose passages of Scripture to memorize and meditate on as a group. Help keep each other accountable.