Catch Up – Highs and Lows, Peaks and Pits, or Icebreaker // (30 Minutes)
Share Your Story: Take time for ONE or TWO people to share their story // (20 Minutes)
Discuss // (40 Minutes)
Read James 3:7–11 out loud.
Practice thanksgiving: take 5 minutes and have each person write down 2 obviously positive things to be grateful for and 2 negative things to be thankful for. Then go around the circle and alternately share 1 positive and 1 negative thanksgiving. For positive items say “I am thankful for____.” For negatives say, “I am thankful for how ________ is an opportunity for me to grow.”
Read Matthew 4:5-7 out loud.
Jesus said no to doing an impressive act. Do you find yourself wishing God would be more immediately impressive at times? Explain.
Have you experienced something miraculous, but have forgotten it? Describe.
Make a list of small, common and mundane things we can all be thankful for.
Pray for One Another – as a GROUP or in TRIADS // (20 Minutes)