Do you ever get bored with small groups and Bible studies? Ever feel like they’re not at “your level” or don’t feel very “deep”? Ever wondered if you’re wasting your time since you’re not learning anything you don’t already know? Do small groups ever seem like nothing more than Christian social clubs? I’ve felt this way before, so I looked for biblical reasons to be a perennial small-grouper and to get to know people in my church. Below are three reasons I found for staying in small groups and Bible studies.
1. Remind and motivate each other to stay away from sin and live for God
Hebrews 3:13 – You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.
Hebrews 10:24-25 – Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
2. Pray with and for each other
Matthew 18:19-20 – If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.
James 5:16 – Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
3. Love and support each other
John 13:34 – So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.
Galatians 6:2 – Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
Can you think of any others? If so, comment them below!