Weekly Discussion Guide



by Pastor Matt Manning on May 22, 2022


1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Read Galatians 5:22-23.
3. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)

MY STORY | Starting Place
Give a good example of how your faith shaped your response to a difficult relational challenge. (7-10 min)

DIGGING DEEPER | Practical Biblical Application
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22-23)

Look at the different fruits of the Spirit and talk about how they are dependent upon one another.

(For example, how does kindness impact your ability to practice self-control?)

Which of these fruits are your strongest? Weakest? How does your weakest one impact your ability to put the others into practice?

GROWING TOGETHER | Spiritual Friendship
How does the fruit of the Spirit energize the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, reading, prayer, fasting, worship, service, solitude, discernment and evangelism?

How does the practice of spiritual disciplines energize your relationships?

MOVING OUTWARD | Faith In Action
Recruit a friend and choose one of the following spiritual disciplines to focus on together this week: Bible study, reading, prayer, fasting, worship, service, solitude, discernment and evangelism.

What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?

Tags: discipline, joy, peace, goodness, faithfulness, patience, kindness, gentleness, disciplines, crossroads church, crossroadsabc, galatians disciplines

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