March 28, 2021

Blessed to Be a Blessing

God goes before you, stands beside you, and walks behind you. This week, Ptr. Michael Cariño reminds us that God is with us no matter our circumstances. He can turn a curse into a blessing, our sorrow into joy. Let God’s work in your life lift others up for we are blessed to be a blessing.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

Zechariah 8:1-23

Life Group Discussion Guide

1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)

  • Share a recent time when you were blessed by someone (may be through words of encouragement or action).

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)

  • In vv.12-13, God turned the curse into a blessing. What are the blessings?
  • Read vv.14-17. What is God’s desire for His people? What are the things He hates?
  • Read v.23. What does God say will attract other people to join the Jews?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)

  • As God blesses us, He desires for us to speak truthfully, to be just, and to make peace (v.16). What are our common struggles in doing these? What can motivate and encourage you to do these?
  • What are the “ruins” in our lives? (These may be our failures, weaknesses, lack of faith, sins, etc. Ultimately, this is about our separation from God.)
  • In what way can our life turn from ruin to glory through Christ?
  • How can you be a blessing to the people around you? What is the right motivation to be a blessing to others?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)

  • What action steps can you take this week to bless others (your circle of influence)?

6. Engage God in prayer (20-30 mins)

  • Pray for each other’s needs and concerns. (10-15 minutes)
  • Pray for our country. (10-15 minutes)
    • Unemployment rate is at 8.7% (4 million Filipinos are jobless).
    • Severe hunger and extreme poverty are at a record high.

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