Big Idea: We live in a paradox. We have more social connections than ever, yet we find ourselves more isolated than ever. Human connections are built on empathy and facetime – real facetime. We naturally search for meaningful connection, but what does meaningful connection look like in a digital age? We find ourselves confused and frustrated in our culture because we no longer know God’s design for relationships. How can we begin to find our sense of value and identity outside of our “relationship status”, and at the same time prepare ourselves for what God may or may not be preparing for us in singleness? This week we look at how Jesus, a single, celibate, Jewish Rabbi found His ultimate fulfillment and how we can make decisions every day to be pursue God’s design for relationships.
Key Verses: Romans 12:2-21; Colossians 3:1-4:2; Ephesians 6:1-4.
- What stood out to you in this weekend’s message?
- How would you define a meaningful connection?
- When/with whom have you experienced it?
- Read: Romans 12:2-21
- What does it mean to be conformed to this world?
- How are we transformed? Who does the transforming? What is the result?
- What characteristics show that our love is sincere?
- What instruction in this passage do you find most difficult?
- What area in your life is the Spirit inviting you to allow Him to transform? What steps can you take to renew your mind in this area?
- How can we support you with prayer this week?
Use this opportunity to pray for one another.