Leading "Befriend" Bible Study Featuring Scott Sauls

"Befriend" Bible Study Featuring Scott Sauls

You can find the Befriend Bible study series on RightNow Media, here

Pastor and teacher Scott Sauls invites Christians to see the breadth of Christ’s love toward people we often avoid. In this 6-session series, Scott outlines principles for befriending those around us with the love of Jesus.

Scott Sauls is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students. He’s the author of Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, and From Weakness to Strength. Scott lives in Nashville with his wife, Patti, and two daughters. 

Watch this trailer for an overview of the series.

Yes, it’s true: Real friendship is costly. Love does make us vulnerable. But without risk, our lives will remain impoverished. Learn what it means to be a good friend in an age of judgment, isolation, and fear. 

Listen to Scott's encouragement for you as you lead this series. 

Scott reminded us that we're made in the image of God. We're made for community. God designed us to rely on each other. He said the goal of this series is to get people talking about friendship with the hope that deep friendships will form among your group.

How would you define friendship? What teaching have you heard on biblical friendship in the past?
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What are some ways you hope to grow in your friendships over this series?
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What's your hope for the people in your group as they go through this series?
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How could you model friendship for your group? What's one practical thing you could do to facilitate friendships among the people in your group?
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In every session, you'll hear stories from people who have learned what it means to be a good friend or have genuine friendships with others. Listen to Felix's story of finding deep connection with people from church after leaving prison.

What stood out to you from Felix's story? How does his story show the need for good friendships with other Christians?
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We all need good friendships whether we know it or not. Friendships can draw us closer to God and each other. As you lead this study, consider ways you could befriend the people around you. Pray that your group would grow closer together through this series. 

You can find the Befriend Bible study series on RightNow Media, here.