The Gist

We're kicking things off by talking about the friendship Jesus offered to the Samaritan woman at the well.

The Point

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The Bible

John 4:1–29; Ephesians 5:1–2; Hebrews 4:13

The Conversation

  • Where do you feel most comfortable being yourself?

  • What's something weird, awkward, or uncool that you do when you're really being yourself?

  • Who is someone you can be real with?
    • Why do you feel comfortable being real with them?
  • Let's make a list of qualities that make a friendship real and talk about each one.
    • How does Jesus embody these qualities?
    • How well do you think you embody these qualities?
  • Has a friend ever told you they were doing "fine" when you knew they weren't?
    • What can we do to let our friends know it's okay to be real with us?
  • Do you ever hide parts of your story from others? If you do, what's keeping you from sharing?

  • Read Hebrews 4:13. What's one thing you can do this week to…
    • be more real with God?
    • be more real in your friendships?
    • help others feel safe enough to be real with you?