| Group Study |
Watch the short clips below, and answer the questions associated with each. You can do this alone - but it's always more fun with a group of friends! Be sure to read/study the scriptures in each section. God's word is the standard by which we measure all our thoughts and ideas.
1 | encouragement
Here Pastor Jim acknowledges a member of the congregation as a man of encouragement, and one who bears the evidence/fruit of being a Man of God. Take a second in your group to lift one another up, recognizing each others strengths, and encouraging each other with kind words and/or stories.
Scripture: Hebrews 10:24
2 | what is your evidence?
What are some differences between believers and non-believers in terms of lifestyle, language, actions, and reactions? In other words, what are some general things that would be considered evidence of being a Christian?
Looking at your life from an outsider's perspective, what is some evidence that would prove to them that you are a Christian besides you declaring it? What are some ways you can present stronger evidence this coming week to those you work with or come in contact with?
3 | stolen proof
After Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the Jewish officials wanted to kill Lazarus as well as Jesus because Lazarus was evidence of Christ being the Son of God.
So often the enemy will come against miracles that God has done in your life by trying to convince you it wasn't real because he knows how powerful your testimony is to those you are around.
Has this ever happened in your life? Is it currently happening? What can we do as Christians to ensure the enemy doesn't steal our evidence?
Scripture: John 12:9-11