CONNECT TO EACH OTHER
Icebreaker – Share with the group some of the things that divide your family. Keep it light! Examples are sports teams, favorite restaurants, or music.
Each Person Share – What are some things that can divide our church family?
CONNECT TO THE WORD
Read the Scripture lesson for this week, from Matthew 18:21-35.
CONNECT TO THE BOOK
Read and discuss as a group the questions from chapter two, found on pages 30-31.
Read aloud together the Second Pledge found on page 30.
CONNECT TO GOD IN PRAYER
Ask your group for prayer requests before you start. You may begin with a prayer that starts like this.
Gracious Father, You have made us one by connecting us to Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Forgive us for the times when we have fostered division and conflict, rather than the unity we already have in You. Help us also to forgive each other, and find our unity in the Gospel of Forgiveness and Mercy. Help our church to be a ‘grace place’ and focused on our mission. We also ask that You would…
(Conclude with the Lord’s Prayer)