I lost someone I love. - May 13

 
 

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I lost someone I love. Discussion Guide

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OPEN

When and how have you personally experienced loss? What kinds of feelings did you experience? How did you handle those feelings?
 

REFLECT

What is something you learned from this sermon? 

Read John 11:17-37.

What do you learn about Jesus in this passage?

Does Jesus’ grief and sorrow surprise you?

How does our grief over death and loss point to God’s pain that he feels when his children do not know him? How does this change or form how you view God?

Read 1 Thessalonians 4:13.

Why do followers of Jesus grieve with hope instead of without it?

How can you practice the virtue of hope for when you encounter seasons of loss?
 

APPLY

Whenever you experience loss or whenever you know someone who does, what is something from this sermon that you will carry with you into those times? 

Mark ended his sermon talking about different practical tips when encountering people who are grieving. Which stood out to you the most? Why?

How does Jesus’ willingness to separate himself from the Father show you how much God loves you?
 

PRAY

This week pray that the Holy Spirit would work in you so you can have hope as your anchor if you ever experience loss or so that if God chooses to use you in someone else’s life, that you are ready.
 

NEXT STEPS

When the concerns of life are more than enough for you, you can find hope in a God who is more than enough for those concerns. To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Attend Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11:00 service.
     
  2. Check out other “More Than Enough” resources! If you are looking for additional help regarding this sermon series—books, videos, seminars, and more—we have created a page on our website with those resources to help you navigate the concerns of life. You can find them at www.thecreek.org/morethanenough.
     
  3. Come to the “LGBT” Seminar THIS Wednesday at 6:30p.m. in the Chapel.