RAPID CITY ON A HILL, Part 5: Conversation With A King

RAPID CITY ON A HILL, Part 5: Conversation With A King

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Every week, it’s our goal to provide you with some questions to process the message deeper, either personally, or with a small group. Here are some questions for you to consider from this week’s message, “Conversation With A King”, part 5 of the RAPID CITY ON A HILL message series, with Pastor Shawn M. Shoup.


  • Matthew 6:1-13 ESV


Discuss these questions with someone—maybe a family member, friend, or member of your Connect Group. Use a communication method that works best for your situation. 

Start talking.

Find a conversation starter for your group.  

  • It’s time to start thinking about thanks! Have you ever taken every day of a month to write down or share things that you are thankful for? What was it like? If you haven’t, would you consider doing that this year?
  • If you could hang out and have a conversation with anyone who is royalty, who would you pick?

Start thinking.

Ask a question to get your group thinking. 

  • Jesus starts Matthew chapter 6 by talking about the motivation behind what we do. Have you thought much before about WHY you give, or WHY you pray or fast? What is your motivation?
  • Do you have a “secret place” established in your life — a time and a place where you set aside for conversation with the King of all kings? What does that look like for you?

Start sharing.

Choose a question to create openness. 

  • How are you cultivating your relationship with the King of kings?
  • Is praise a regular part of your time with Him? If not, why not? What does it look like, if so?
  • Is forgiveness routine in your life? Both seeking it from God and others? Why or why not is it important to you?

Start praying.

Be bold and pray with power. 

Father, I want the motivation behind what I do for You to be pure in Your sight. Help me to set aside time to hear from You. I want to be filled up, stirred up, and equipped by You. And I don’t want to forget to give You the praise that You are due. I bow my life to Your majesty and give you all of my praise!

Amen and amen.

Start doing.

Commit to a step and live it out this week. 

  • Set aside a specific place and time for cultivating relationship with your heavenly Father.
  • Establish praising and worshiping God as a daily habit.
  • When you pray, take time to listen and align your heart with God’s.
  • Remind yourself to ask God for forgiveness and to forgive others.
  • Know that the reward of time spent with God is time spent with the King!


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