Grow Group Questions • April 3, 2022

Aby Anderson   -  


  • Start to talk to your Group about Neighbors Day! Consider and encourage signing up as a group!

 If anyone missed the announcement you can watch it here.

Conversation Starter (If Needed) 

  • What was the greatest season or moment of joy in your life?

Sermon Discussion (Read John 16:16-33)

Key Questions This Week To Keep Coming Back To:

  • Where do your expectations of what the Christian life should be like come from when it comes to Joy in Christ? 

Tylor Opened the message with this video. Watch as a group if anyone missed it.

  • If you had to define Joy with other words, what words would you use in your definition?
    • Is Joy (and its synonyms) something that you expect in your life as a Christ-follower? Why or why not?
  • Tylor said that Jesus is telling us in verses 20-22  that sorrow PRODUCES joy.
    • What do you think this means? How is that different from saying joy comes AFTER sorrow?
    • Do you believe that joy can be expected now, not just in eternity? Why or why not?
  • How is it that we can have sorrow and joy at the same time? What do you think that looks like for a follower of Christ in his/her daily living?
    • Read these verses for discussion: John 16:16.20,  2 Corinthians 6:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:13, 2 Corinthians 12:10, Romans 8:28, Matthew 5:11-12, 

Going Deeper/Application

  • It’s one thing to talk about joy another to get honest about our own struggle to live with joy.
    • Do you have joy right now? Would others say they see the joy of The Lord in your life? Why or why not?
    •  In light of these verses share how you feel you are doing at truly living them out: James 1:2-3, Proverbs 10:28, 1 Peter 1:8-9, Romans 15:13, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 4:19
    • What robs you of your joy? When your joy is stolen, what do you need to do to bring back the Biblical expectation of joy that Jesus gave us?

Final Challenge

Come back to and reflect on the Key Question:

  • Where do your expectations of what the Christian life should be like come from when it comes to Joy in Christ?

What work of the Holy Spirit do you need today (this sets up prayer time) to help you begin to live this call for Joy in persecution and suffering?

Prayer Time

Consider: Instead of taking prayer requests, spend timing praying for each other based on what is shared in the “Final Challenge” (Either as a whole or after breaking up into genders)