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Small Group Questions for Sermon Series Red Letter Day Week 3 - I Thirst

 

Read John 19:28-30.

These verses describe Jesus’ moment of death while hanging on the cross. Just before His death, Jesus said, “I am thirsty,” and He was given one last drink to quench His thirst.
 

  1. What types of things are you hungry and thirsty for? Do you hunger and thirst for God, or for something else? Explain.
     

  2. What kinds of circumstances or situations tend to cause you to lose your hunger and thirst for God?
     

  3. In what ways has your relationship with God brought you fulfillment and satisfaction?

    Read John 4:1-42.
    This passage tells the story of the Samaritan woman who asked Jesus to give her a drink. Jesus responded by meeting her need and satisfying her thirst, even though Jews were not supposed to associate with Samaritans.

     

  4. What side of need are you on? Are you “needed” or “needy”? Explain.
     

  5. What are some things you can do that will make you able to help when you run into others who have needs?
     

  6. Describe a time when you helped meet someone else’s needs. In what ways did your act of kindness bring you satisfaction?
     

  7. Do you know anyone with some specific needs? What are those needs? What can you do to help meet some of those needs?
     

  8. What immediate needs do you have that others could help you with? Share these with your group.
     

Pray as a group
 

This week use these prayer tips to talk it over with God and to expand your conversations.

• Ask God to make you hunger and thirst for Him.

• In prayer, confess any areas of your life that are causing you to lose your thirst for God. Ask Him to change these areas, and to show you what you can do.

• Tell God what your needs are. Ask Him to comfort you and to help you get your needs met.

• Ask God to send you opportunities to help others in need. Ask Him to give you whatever you’ll need to help meet those needs.

• Pray for the needs of your friends, your family, your co-workers, and your Small Group. Ask God to supply ways to meet those needs.

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