Engage Groups November 27-30
1. Leaders: Take time to announce events happening this week in church.
2. Leaders: Be sure to review the Faith in Action you set as a group last week, then continue to the icebreaker question for this week’s study.
Icebreaker Question: If you were to create a short sentence slogan for your life, what would it be? Explain why these words are important in describing you.
- What does it mean to “live wisely among unbelievers”?
- What would you consider an “opportunity” to make the most of?
- Give an example of how a conversation can be “gracious and attractive”?
- What do you consider to be a “right” response to someone? Why is this so important?
- How is a “stomach filled” by the “fruit of our mouths”? Explain.
- In your words describe what it means when it says, “with the harvest of their lips they are satisfied”.
- Do you think our words carry power to kill someone? How so?
- Can you think of a time when your words brought “life” to someone?
- Why do you think God connects what we say to our bodies?
- What do think are the “bits” or “rudders” for steering our words?
- Why is verse 8 so important when it says “no human being can tame the tongue”? Explain.
- What do you think is the problem is when our words do not line up with our beliefs?
- Verses 11-12 use 3 metaphors to hint at the solution toward taming our tongues, what do you think it is?
PERSONAL: Faith in Action
Leaders take time to discuss how powerful our words can be to help or hurt someone and why we speak the way we do. Now talk about some practical steps so that we are aware of our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions before we speak.
Pray James 1:19 so that we will “be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry”. Pray for God to bring awareness to our words and that we will bring His wisdom, encouragement, joy, and life into our worlds of influence.