The Holy Spirit is present as our primary group facilitator, guiding the body of Christ, if we only will allow room for the Spirit to move and prompt us along. The Holy Spirit is present in and among believers as a unifying and influential facilitator of faith. The Spirit leads us toward truth by guiding us gently in directions that speak to our hearts on deeply individual levels and by uniting us in central truths as believers in Christ.
—Angela D. Schaffner, Gather Us In: Leading Transformational Small Groups (Upper Room Books, 2020)
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…the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.
—Romans 8:27b (NIV)
Prayer for the Week
God, we praise you for gathering us together like a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
- Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
- Psalm 45:10-17 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13
- Romans 7:15-25a
- Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
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