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Engage Group Curriculum

Curriculum for Engage Groups. This curriculum is designed for the Engage Groups for Spring 2017. Simply click on the link to view or download the chapter summary.


Engage Groups February 19-22

Grown Folks Church

PREP

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: What is the best and worst thing about being an adult?

8 The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people.
9 But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless.
10 As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him,
11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.
12 When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, do your best to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
13 Do your best to speed Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their way; see that they lack nothing.
14 And let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful.
15 All who are with me send greetings to you. Greet those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
— Titus 3:8-15 (ESV)
  • Paul advises the church to avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions and quarrels about the law. The Greek word in verse 9 for “avoid” is peristemi, which literally means to turn oneself about so as to face the other way. What types of things should we therefore be avoiding as mature Christians in today’s world?
  • The best way to avoid negative things is to pursue something positive. Now that we have discussed things to avoid, what things should we pursue?
  • As Derrick pointed out, the aim of the book of Titus is to take believers into maturity so that we can take responsibility for anyone who has urgent need. What are some examples of urgent need among your circle of influence?
  • What are some ways we can ensure that we maintain fruitfulness?
 
17 Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.
18 As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.
19 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
— John 17:17-19
  • Why do you think Jesus asked God to sanctify us in truth?
  • Describe what you think Jesus meant when he asked God to send us into the world like he was sent into the world.
  • Why was it important that Jesus consecrated himself so that we could be sanctified?
  • Jesus said He has sent us as believers into the world. What impacts have we seen believers make so far? How can we practically impact our community?
 

FAITH IN ACTION

Apply to Serve through the Engage Tallahassee app or fill out the Serve card at Sunday's service to join an Engage Team. Or find a way to practically meet an urgent need in your community this week.

Ashley Ervin