Looking for a way to get the group talking? Try one of these conversation starters.
Let’s keep it 💯! What’s something “fake” that you avoid at all costs? (e.g., fake people, artificial flavors in food, knockoff clothing brands, fake social media pages, etc. )
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!” What’s something you can praise God for this week?
Help transition the group to the discussion with one of these questions.
What stood out to you from this week’s message?
What from the message encouraged you/challenged you the most?
Select 1-2 themes from the sermon to discuss with your eGroup.
This week, Pastor Steven reminded us that “God keeps 100% of His promises.”
Share about a time when God kept a promise in your life.
Why do you think we sometimes doubt God when it comes to fulfilling His promises for our lives?
Let’s keep it 💯. What are you believing God for in your life right now? (Leader tip: write down what each member of your group is believing God for. Reach out to them throughout the week to encourage and pray for them.)
Read Romans 4:16. God’s promise to Abraham came by faith, but it was guaranteed through grace, which is undeserved favor.
Name a time you received favor, or something good happened to you, when you didn’t do anything to earn it.
Share an area of your life you’re grateful is covered by God’s grace (e.g., parenting, school, job, friendship).
Is there an area in your life where you’re struggling and need God’s grace today? (Leader tip: allow the group to share, and then pray for one another to receive God’s grace in that area.)
Read Romans 4:19-21. Abraham faced the fact that he was 100 years old, but he had faith in God’s promise.
Share something God taught you in a “waiting season” that you’ve been through or are currently experiencing.
What is something you’re waiting for God to do in your life right now?
What is a practical step you can take to “stay in it” when feeling discouraged in the wait?
Challenge your group to keep activating their faith. Make this a part of your eGroup time or send this activity to them after you meet.Grace is guaranteed! Choose one of these scriptures about the grace of God. Write it down or put it where you can easily find it. Revisit this scripture to remind yourself of God’s grace when you feel challenged to “stay in it” and believe in God’s promises this week.
Romans 4:16 – Therefore, the promise comes by faith, so that it may be by grace and may be guaranteed to all Abraham’s offspring—not only to those who are of the law but also to those who have the faith of Abraham. He is the father of us all.
Hebrews 4:16 – Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.
Ephesians 2:8 – For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God,
2 Corinthians 9:8 – And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Peter 1:2 – May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Close out your group with prayer using one of these options
Dear God, thank you for your grace. Help me to find peace in your promises when things aren’t going according to my plans. Help me stay in the fight for my faith when I get impatient in the wait. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Split your group into smaller groups. Ask each group to spend some time reflecting on God’s grace and then pray together.
Want to help your group go deeper after you meet? Send them one of these resources that relate to the sermon topic.
Want to learn more about God’s grace? Watch this sermon to stay in “The Grace Space.”
When you need a reminder of God’s grace and mercy, listen to this song.