Churchwide Community Group Questions

Flip the Script

Scripture: James 1:21-25
Further Reading: Matthew 13:14-15, John 6:66-69, Isaiah 6:8, 2 Kings 6:4-7

Introduction Questions:

  • What’s your favorite kind of pie?
  • Who makes the best pie in Knoxville?

          High’s & Low’s or Thankfuls & Challenges


          Truth be told, if you fake it—you won’t make it.
          • Why do we feel the need to fake it?
          • What are some areas in our lives where we fake it?

          Have someone read James 1:21-25.
          • What stood out to you from the passage?

          The problem with being deceived is you don’t know you are being deceived.
          • What are some ways we can be deceived?
          • How can we become more aware of our blindspots?

          It’s not just looking and leaving. It’s longing and lingering.
          • What happens when we casually read but don’t linger and listen?
          • How can we develop a hard heart?

          Have someone read Luke 14:16-23.
          • What stood out to you from the passage?

          He’s ready right now.
          • Are you strong-willed? What does that look like in your life?
          • What are some reminders for you that God wants to meet with you right now?

          Are you making any excuses?
          • What pressures are you under that occupy your mind?
          • What does forgiveness for something that should’ve knocked you out feel like for you?

          Psalm 51:12 “Restore to me the joy of my salvation and make me willing to obey you.” (Leave your group to think about these questions this week).
          • Has there been a time in your life when you were closer to Jesus than you are now?
          • Do you trust God to do something special?
          • How can you take one step closer to God this week?