Catch up on how things have been over the past week. Then ask group members to: Describe a time someone did something very generous for you.
Ask for a volunteer to read Philippians 4:10-23 to the group, praying that you’d be deeply impacted by God’s word and then impact others in Jesus’ name.
If you’re not gathered in person, the leader should project the video for the group through sharing their screen. If you’re using Zoom, make sure you have optimised your screen share for video.
Here are some suggested questions to help your discussion:
When the gospel permeates and transforms our hearts, our idols are replaced by love and a conviction that Jesus is enough for us. Ask Impact Group members which of these statements they most resonate with:
Pray that you’d all be distinctive in the way you use your money and possessions.
Christian generosity means sharing what we have – including our relationship with Jesus. One way we can do this is through introducing our friends to Jesus in the Scriptures.
God has generously given us everything we need for this task:
Discuss how you might feel about reading a Gospel with a friend who doesn’t know Jesus. What are your hesitations? How can the list of things God has given us make us more confident in this task?
Uncover is a set of seeker studies in the Gospels, designed for Christian students to read with their friends. There are specially-designed Gospels with integrated studies, and they are also available online.
If there are returning students in your Impact Group who’ve led Uncover studies, you might ask them to share their stories. You could also show this video, where students tell stories of how they ‘popped the question’ and asked friends to read the Bible with them.
You might also share that, next term, CU Impact Groups will be looking at Jesus’ parables. Each week’s session will stand alone and will be ideal for you to invite friends to. You might like to think now whether there are friends who’d appreciated being invited to join these Impact Group sessions.
If you’ve reached the end of Philippians and there are still weeks of term left, don’t worry! There are two special sessions dedicated to Christmas, which will allow you to rejoice again in the hope of the incarnation.
Confirm the time you’ll next meet, and close your time together in prayer.
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