Still Breathing (part 3): How To Read

TO START

Start group tonight with these general questions about reading:

Do you like to read? If not, why not? If so, what kinds of books do you like to read?

Was it hard for you to learn to read as a kid?

What was the first book you remember loving? Hating?

TO DISCUSS

Do you feel like your posture toward reading in general affects how you view reading the Bible? How so?

What could you do to bypass or overcome the reading hurdles that keep you out of your Bible? Brainstorm options.

Did anything from the sermon Sunday stick out to you as confusing, interesting, surprising or helpful? Anything you need more information about or direction in?

Imagine you’re being interviewed for your very own Still Breathing video.

  • When has the Bible come alive for you?

  • What’s your favorite part to read?

  • What advice would you share?

TO READ

This week we encourage all groups to spend some time in Psalm 119.

Have group members turn to Psalm 119 and read/skim individually for about three or four minutes. Ask them to mark passages they relate to or appreciate. After you’ve read for a while have group members share the passages that stood out.

Now, work together to make your own Psalm in homage to the Word of God.

  • What do you love about the Bible?

  • What is God accomplishing through it?

  • How is it at work today?

  • What does it tell you about God’s nature?

Write a poem together. It doesn’t have to be pretty or rhyme, but it does have to include at least ten things you value about the Word of God. Send it to us at jlgerhardt@rrcc.org, and we’ll send you a prize.