Merge Week 2
Be with people when they’re lonely.
Ruth 1:1-18; I John 4:11-13; John 14:16
When you’re stressed, would you rather be alone or surrounded by friends? Why?
What’s the difference between being alone and being lonely?
What are some reasons why a person might feel lonely?
When’s the last time you felt lonely? What would have helped you feel less alone?
Why do you think Ruth decided to stick with Naomi? What would you have done if you were her?
Read John 14:16. When someone is lonely, what does God do? What does God invite us to do?
Why is it hard to reach out to people who are lonely?
How can you tell if someone is feeling lonely? What if they try to hide their loneliness?
What are some ways we could make people feel less alone here at church?
Who’s someone who seems lonely right now? What’s one thing you can do to be “with” them?