Developing Biblical Community

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Eric Metcalf is the Adult Ministries Champion for Community Christian Church in Chicago and for NewThing, a church-planting network. In this thought provoking 4-minute video, Eric considers the primary purpose for small groups and challenges us to move beyond our own comfort.

Eric made a distinction between friendship and biblical friendship. How are they different? How would your group change if you made falling in love with Jesus your group's primary goal?
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Eric said that there is a new movement in church aimed at making people feel uncomfortable. What was he talking about? How can you make the members of your group feel "uncomfortable for Jesus"?
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Take some time this week to pray for God's leading in the direction of your small group. Are you in the "drawing together" phase of your small group, or is God challenging you to grow, even if that growth is painful and requires making new friends?