Campfire Stories | Week 4

Talk It OVER…

These questions and thoughts are designed to help you create connection in your Community Group. 

Week 4: Campfire Moments//Psalm 51

Key Scriptures from Psalm 51 (this is the entire chapter)

"Lord, I have been a sinner from birth, from the moment my mother conceived me. I know that you delight to set your truth deep in my spirit. So come into the hidden places of my heart and teach me wisdom. Purify my conscience! Make this leper clean again! Wash me in your love until I am pure in heart. Satisfy me in your sweetness, and my song of joy will return. The places within me you have crushed will rejoice in your healing touch. Hide my sins from your face; erase all my guilt by your saving grace. Create a new, clean heart within me. Fill me with pure thoughts and holy desires, ready to please you. May you never reject me! May you never take from me your sacred Spirit! Let my passion for life be restored, tasting joy in every breakthrough you bring to me. Hold me close to you with a willing spirit that obeys whatever you say. Then I can show to other guilty ones how loving and merciful you are. They will find their way back home to you, knowing that you will forgive them. O God, my saving God, deliver me fully from every sin, even the sin that brought bloodguilt. Then my heart will once again be thrilled to sing the passionate songs of joy and deliverance! Lord God, unlock my heart, unlock my lips, and I will overcome with my joyous praise! For the source of your pleasure is not in my performance or the sacrifices I might offer to you. The fountain of your pleasure is found in the sacrifice of my shattered heart before you. You will not despise my tenderness as I humbly bow down at your feet. Because you favor Zion, do what is good for her. Be the protecting wall around Jerusalem. And when we are fully restored, you will rejoice and take delight in every offering of our lives as we bring our sacrifices of righteousness before you in love!”

Psalms 51:1-19 TPT

*Start Talking. Find a conversation starter for your group from the following questions…

-Everyone has a specific way that they do something…what’s the best way to build a s’more?

-What other candy options could you use in a s’more other than just chocolate?

-What’s the best way to roast a marshmallow to give it that perfect bronzed outside? What’s the fastest way to roast a marshmallow?

*Start Thinking. Ask a thoughtful question. 

-Share about the power of baptisms. What was your baptism experience like? Was there a specific testimony you heard this past weekend surrounding baptisms that moved your heart?

*Start sharing. Go over these questions to help spark discussion in your group.

Read through Psalm 51…

Why is it so hard for us to talk about our not so great behaviors and character flaws?

What is David’s response when he is confronted about the hot mess of a situation? What is your response when you are confronted about a sin issue, not so great attitude or personal struggle?

What can we learn from David’s response in this Psalm to help us deal with our issue in the day to day?

*Start Prayer. Here are ways to close your group in prayer. 

Have someone close in prayer asking God to help every individuals GROW closer to God through reading his WORD, through PRAYER and through CONNECTING others by sharing about their relationship with God. Have a few individuals share how reading the Psalms has helped them in growing closer in their relationship with God.