Small Church September 17, 2023

Recovering the Story

Conversation Guide for September 17

Most groups are gathering again for the first time in several months so feel free to spend most, if not all, of your time getting caught up with one another.

The openers below can take as long as you like, with moving into prayer for one another being an easy transition.


Share a highlight and low-light from the summer.
Share a consolation and desolation from the past week.

Read Scripture

Genesis 18:1-15
Genesis 21:1-7

Watch the video

Discuss the following questions together...
  1. How do you generally respond to the ancient nature, often strange by our standards stories of the Old Testament?
  2. What does it mean to you that God’s promises to you might not work out as you had hoped?
  3. How is this truth upsetting? How is it liberating?