May 2, 2021

The Tragic Realities of Life

Without God, life can be brutal, tragic, and senseless. This week, Ptr. Genesis Tan shows us how we can have a meaningful life by living wisely. Let us be God-centered, nurture connections, choose simplicity and contentment, and strive to be Christ-like.

Read Today’s Scripture Passage

Ecclesiastes 4

Life Group Discussion Guide

1. Start with a prayer

2. Engage one another (15-30 mins)

  • Choose 2 LG members to share a devotion they recently had.

3. Engage the mind (15-20 mins)

  • Read the passage. What observations did King Solomon have?
  • What do these observations say about a life lived with God? How about a life lived without God?

4. Engage the heart (15-20 mins)

  • What kind of oppressions do you observe around you (e.g. family, school/workplace, society)?
  • What Truth can we hold on to about oppression and injustices? (NOTE TO LEADER: Please be sensitive in case someone shares his/her own experience of being oppressed. It is an opportunity to minister to their heart.)
  • In what way can you bring balance to enjoy God’s gift of work?
  • Share an experience of working with other people to achieve something. In what way is it helpful for you to have someone to partner with (e.g. spouse, family, friend, co-worker, teammate, etc.) to complete a task?
  • For you, how important is it to seek the recognition and approval of other people? How about the approval of God? What does this passage say about seeking position/popularity (vv.13-16)?

5. Engage the hands (15-20 mins)

  • With what you have learned from this passage, identify 1 area in your life that you want to change/improve. What specific actions will you do towards the change?

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)
    • Vaccination program to be expedited and free from corruption and politics.
    • Distribution of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) for affected population be orderly and quick.

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