Small Groups Resources
Study Questions: 09.10.23 Back to Church - Prayer
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Read Matthew 6:9-13. On Sunday, Pastor Don stated that in this current Sermon Series, “Back to Church”, we are not trying to get back to some idyllic past or some cultural ideal, rather we’re trying to get back to a place of understanding God’s Will.
1. How do we use prayer to more clearly understand the will of God and reorient our hearts to His?
2. How do we communally pray to understand God’s will for Svea Hill Church?
3. Read 1 Thessalonians 5:12-18. What is God’s will for us as a congregation?
Read Matthew 6:9 and 12, Romans 3:9 and 23, and Revelation 3:15-17.
4. When we pray, do we always approach God as someone hallowed? Someone who is to be greatly revered and honored?
5. How does knowing our true nature help us in our prayers?
6. What does it mean for us to forgive our debtors and what should our prayers look like if we try to do this?
Read Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:9-13, and John 6:27.
7. What’s the first thing you’ll ask for when you enter the Kingdom of Heaven?
8. Jesus says that the reason we don’t receive is because we don’t ask. What things are we not asking for?
9. What stops us from asking for those things?