Connect Groups Study Notes

“Strengthening Acceptance”
Strengthening Relationships Series
October 7, 2018

Warm up
What is something quirky about yourself you have learned to accept?

Romans 9:25-26, 15:5-9; II Thessalonians 1:3-6; Colossians 4:11; II Corinthians 2:4, 7:3

Message Recap
Main idea: Acceptance Shown is Relationship Grown

First level of acceptance: speak encouragement

Second level of acceptance: offer partnership

Third level of acceptance: show affection

Questions for discussion

  • Talk about a time in your life when you felt rejected. How did you respond?
  • What kinds of people do you struggle to accept?


  • Who could you encourage this week?
  • What could you ask for help with this week?
  • How could you show affection this week?