Merge Week 3
Be with people when they’re in need.
I Kings 17:8-16; Matthew 25:40; Luke 12:32-34
What’s one thing you really want, but don’t really need?
What are some things every person needs?
What’s one practical need you have but hardly ever think about? Why don’t you think about it?
How would your life be different if you didn’t have access to that thing you need?
In the story of Elijah and the widow, how did their needs get met? Why do you think God decided to do it that way?
What are some of the needs that exist in the world? In our country? In your community or school? In our church?
What can we do to become more aware of other people’s practical needs?
What are some of the barriers that keep you from helping meet the needs of others?
Read Luke 12:32-34. What is Jesus saying here? Which part do you most need to hear right now?
Who is someone with a need you can help meet? What’s one way you’re going to be “with” them?