Series: Not Done Yet – Focus Series 3
Title: Ushering God’s Glory
Text: John 17:1-5

To usher in God’s glory, we can seek His glory in our prayers and extend His glory through our obedience.

General Questions:

  1. In the gospel of John, Jesus’ “hour” is the time of His crucifixion, when Jesus will complete the work that God had sent Him to earth to accomplish. Jesus said that He has brought glory to God by finishing this work. How is the hour of Jesus’ crucifixion a moment of glory? How is God glorified through the cross? 

Perspective Questions:

  1. The focus of our prayers, beyond our concerns, needs and requests, should be for God’s glory to fill the space He has positioned us in. What hinders us (e.g. ourselves, circumstances) from seeking God’s glory in our prayers? Why?

  2. We all have different roles in the kingdom. While God does not want us to compare or to compete in our roles, we may end up doing so. What leads us to comparison? What does this show about our understanding of God and His work?

  3. How can we be content with the roles that God has graciously given us to play in His kingdom? Discuss. 

Application Questions:

  1. In our LG, what are some areas which we can pray together for more regularly? (E.g. for other believers, pre-believers, our zones) 

  2. How can LG members support one another in building a more consistent prayer life? 

God has sent us into the world to glorify Him by being His witness. Find out how we can rely on God more and how He has set us apart for His mission.

Series: Not Done Yet – Focus Series 2
Title: Beyond What We See
Text: Genesis 45:4-8

It has been said that “A crisis can be an opportunity for reframing of perspective.” However, if we only focus on superficial happenings and outcomes, we may miss out on deeper spiritual lessons and lose sight of God’s purpose for us. Beyond what we see, how does God’s sovereignty impact us?

General Questions:

  1. What are some ways you seek control in your life? What do you do to minimise uncertainty in your life?

  2. Define God’s sovereignty in your own words. Share some ways that knowing God’s sovereignty has impacted the way you lead your life.

Perspective Questions:

  1. What are some common responses to trials and challenges? What are the underlying assumptions about God and the Christian faith in such responses?
  2. People say hindsight is 20/20. Yet, disappointments, grievances, and unanswered questions remain. How does knowing that God is sovereign change how we view such difficult experiences? What can we hold on to despite things not making sense to us?
  3. What is God’s ultimate purpose/goal in our lives? How does looking beyond our grievances and beyond our well-being help to fulfil that purpose?

Application Questions:

  1. What are some areas in your life that you struggle to trust in God’s sovereignty? What are the fears that drive such a response? How can you encourage one another to respond to God in faith?
  2. What does it look like to trust in God’s sovereignty? How would it change the way you behave or think in tough time, and in good times?

Series: Not Done Yet – Focus Series 2
Title: Despite What We Face
Text: Genesis 39

When people think of Joseph in the Old Testament, most may see him as a symbol of success and power. Joseph did become successful and powerful, but not before he went through severe adversity. What can we learn from Joseph’s life about God’s faithfulness and how God is not done yet with us even in the most dire of situations? 

General Questions:

  1. What is a recent episode that reminds you of God’s faithfulness in your life?

Perspective Questions:

  1. What does the faithfulness of God mean to you? Does it mean that He will bring worldly success to every believer? (e.g., promotion or good grades) Or does it mean something different? What do you think is God’s goal in a believer’s life?

  2. What are some common situations that may cause us to doubt God’s faithfulness? Why do we tend to doubt God’s love when we face difficulties? 

Application Questions:

  1. What are some ways that we can remember God’s steadfast love for us no matter what we go through?

Series: Not Done Yet (Focus 2022)
Title: Off The Fence
Text: Joshua 24:1-28

God’s work in our lives is not done yet. We can either commit to Him till His work is complete or we can compromise on our allegiance to Him to our loss.

General Questions:

  1. We make decisions big and small every single day. Do you tend to be more decisive, or prefer to sit on the fence until you have considered your options really thoroughly? Are there some types of decisions you don’t like to make? Share about one or two of the hardest decisions you had to make so far in life. What made these difficult, and how was the decision process like?

Perspective Questions:

  1. How does remembering God’s faithfulness affect the way we go through different circumstances? For example, during challenging times, and when we experience success and blessing? How about during seemingly mundane moments in life? Does remembering God’s faithfulness make a difference?

  2. Joshua told the Israelites to choose who they will serve. In the same way, we are also called to choose who we will serve in our lives. How do you feel about having this choice to make? What’s the significance of this choice to you?

  3. The preacher mentions the three chairs of commitment, compromise and conflict. In your current life station, what are some common daily decisions that will lead to a Christian “moving” from chair to chair?

Application Questions:

  1. What are some ways you can guard your commitment to God and keep yourself away from compromise?

  2. What are some steps you can take to not just live life for your own sake, but to build others up so that they too can sit in the chair of commitment?

  3. Are there areas of compromise that God has revealed for you to make a decisive choice now? What can you do about these areas?

Series: Not Done Yet (Focus 2022)
Title: Through The Fire
Text: Psalm 66:1-20

God’s work in our lives is not done yet. As we enter 2022, let’s look to Scripture to understand God’s intent to mould us into His likeness through His refining work. 

General Questions:

  1. The past two years of living through a pandemic has impacted and shaped our lives immensely. As you look back and reflect on the past two years, how have you responded to the challenges? What are some words that you would use to describe yourself? Looking into 2022, are there circumstances or areas that you want to respond differently?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Whether our faith grows when we go through difficult times depends on how we interpret our hardship. What is your view on believers going through hardship? Why do you think God allows us to go through difficult times? Do you have testimonies of how you experience growth in your faith in God and in your character during difficult times? 

  2. What are the things that we can give thanks to God for after journeying with Him through the difficult times that we face or the bad news that we hear? Are there things that you were thankful for during the pandemic, either for what God has done for you or for who God is?

Application Questions:

  1. Pressure reveals our character. Are there areas that God is revealing to you through how you responded when the going gets tough? What does it reveal about your underlying values and priorities? How do you think God wants you to change such that you grow more into Christlikeness?

  2. What do you think are values and attitudes that can help us to remain faithful to God through the tough times? How do you think we can support and encourage a fellow believer who is going through tough times?