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Connect Group Leader Material

Experience His Presence - Leader Guide #10

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LEADER TIPS for  “Experiencing God’s Presence”

PRESENCE RESTORED: What Sin Rejected, Grace Restores 

Thanks for leading this week’s study in your Connect Group.    

This week’s message raises important, personal questions about preparing for being in God’s presence forever. 


  • Ask group members to share “their favorite movie” that illustrates the consequences of choices
  • Explore the choice made in the movie, and what the consequences were!


Here’s what we hope your group members will know, feel, and do


  • This can be a sobering study, because it highlights the consequences of our preparation
  • This means that AS YOU LEAD, look for ways to LIGHTEN THE DISCUSSION UP while at the same time, LET THE LESSONS SOAK IN a bit.


  • One of the key “feeling” moments will arise when you talk about “giving an account” to the Lord.
  • Be sure YOU ARE READY to discuss God’s Grace in Christ toward his children. Remember – God’s children have been forgiven because of Christ.  Have Ephesians 1:3-14 at the ready; talk about what believers in Jesus uniquely have.


  • APPLICATION – Again, the final section is VERY IMPORTANT.
  • Some of your group members may need to explore –and make a mid-course correction – in their personal preparation to meet the Lord.
  • Try to have EVERYONE identify someone for whom they can pray and perhaps share the gospel

HAVE FUN!  Enjoy each other and grow!




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