Message Series Group Discussion
Where's God Now
Breaking Open; February 12th, 2023
Anointing changes our labels, prepares us for our purpose
John 12:1-9, 1 Samuel 16:12-13; 1 John 2:20&27
Read John 12:1-9 and 1 Samuel 16:12-13. Which of these passages is you favorite? What about God's character sticks out to you about this?
Can you think of a time when you were in need of God's anointing/presence/power in a significant way? Jacob said that David was labeled a fugitive among other things, Lazarus was labeled "the dead man' but God's anointing changed their labels. Do you feel like you a label that you would want an anointing to change?
When Mary anointed Jesus, God was preparing him for his purpose. Is there a purpose God might be calling your community, family, or small group to that you could help them live into?
Can you think of someone that needs a change in the labels and in their future that you could impact?
Read 1 John 2:20&27. Our action in all of this is to "remain" or "abide" in Jesus. How can you open up yourself to Jesus this week so that he can pour out his Spirit on you>
Almighty God, you pour out your Spirit on people, not because they are worth but because you love them. Would you pour out an anointing of your Spirit on us so that we can carry your presence to a world in need. Amen.