Instead of answering one or more questions for small groups this week, let’s do something different, something more in line with Hebrews 10:24-25, which says, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
In other words, take some time to get to know each other better, which means being willing to open up to your group about what’s going well in your life and where you are struggling. Speak truth into each other’s lives, but do it in a way that is encouraging to one another. Be bold enough to ask for help—this is the body of Christ building itself up in love (Ephesians 4:16).
Plan on leaving enough time at the end to actually and thoughtfully pray for one another, which is perhaps the most important part of our time together this week.
I know from personal experience that various forms of the “creeping crud” is making its way through our church family these days, so if you’re not able to meet with your small group this week set aside some time for you to pray for each member of your group, knowing that they are praying for you as well.