Group Discussion Guide – Honest to God Sermon Series – Week of February 5

Sermon Discussion Time

  • When you think of the title of this series ‘Honest to God’ what resonates within you?
    • Do you find it difficult to be honest with God? Why or why not?
  • Take a moment and think about situations or times in your lives where you felt heartbroken. Maybe it was as a child, a teenager, or as an adult.
    • What were the conversations you had with God during that time?
    • Did you feel heard by God?
  • Our hearts can feel broken because of different realities in our life, shattered dreams, broken relationships, losses such as health and jobs, and rejection. The Bible shows us that Jesus experienced all of these heartbreaks.
    • Thinking back to times when you have felt heartbroken, where do you see Jesus in those situations? Where was he with you, walking alongside you?
    • If you weren’t sure where Jesus was with you, take time to pray and ask him to show you where he was in that situation.

Read Colossians 1:19-23 and Colossians 2:13-15

  • Charles Spurgeon says “There are many types of broken hearts and Christ is good at healing them all.” When you think of past and present heartbreaks you’ve experienced, what would a healed heart look like to you?
  • Where are the areas of heartbreak that you need Jesus and his love to intercede in your life? What are some of the things you would ask Jesus to help you heal from and walk through?
    • Take time to pray for each other as you share the areas in your life where you would like Jesus’ intervention and healing. Commit this week to pray for each other for these requests.

Going Deeper

  • Often we are willing to share much of what’s going on in our lives, the 90%. In the safety of your group, what’s your 10%? Part of guarding our hearts is being honest with what’s going on. If you feel comfortable, share that 10% with your group. Take time to pray for each other and care for one another.