iMarriage-Week 1-iForgive 4/23/17

Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!

Before we jump into our study let's take a moment to remember...There are three things we want to see happen every time our LifeGroups gather. 

  • Movement towards Each Other
  • Movement towards God
  • Movement towards our Community

Our format is up that way.  All of the questions and discussions are designed towards movement.  We hope you enjoy your time together in your LifeGroup.  ***Remember, our goal is to deepen our relationship with Jesus and each other.  Use the questions that are helpful for your LifeGroup and skip the rest!

Current Series: iMarriage

A marriage will spin out of control when our perspective in our marriage is primarily on us.  Don't have a marriage reality with a single's mentality.

Last Week:  (accountability for the growth challenge last time we met)

Last week:

This week take some time to investigate perspective, peace and hope in your life.  Where are you full?  Give praise to God.  Where are you lacking?  Ask God to show you how He can fill you up.

Two weeks ago:

This week be praying for our Easter services and for those who will hear about Jesus for the first time.  Be praying for your plusONE.  Who has God placed in your life that you can invite to Easter?

Key Verse - Philippians 2:4

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)

What was your first new car?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)

  • What is the last new thing that you purchased?
  • Are you a "read the manual " person or a "what manual" type of person?
  • What is the value in y our position (manual/no manual)>
  • What do you do if/when the item breaks?
  • Why do you  think they give you a manual when you purchase something?
  • Read Philippians 2:3-8.
  • How is this passage a manual for marriage?
  • Read Philippians 2:3 again.
  • What does it mean to be selfish?
  • What are some ways that would show up in a marriage relationship?
  • What does it mean to be humble in a marriage relationship?
  • Won't you become a doormat or be taken advantage of in your marriage?  Explain.
  • Reach Philippians 3:4; 1 Corinthians 13:4-5
  • If you give only to receive, what does that make you?
  • Why are we to look toward the other person's  interests and not our own?
  • Why do people get married?
  • Do you think people enter marriage to give or to receive?  Defend your answer.
  • Based on this passage, what should be the mentality of someone who enters into marriage?
  • Read Philippians 2:5-8.
  • What does it mean to be a servant in a marriage relationship?

Challenge:

If you are married: every day find one way to serve your spouse.

If you are single: every day find one way for you to serve a friend, neighbor, co-worker, etc.

PRAY FOR YOUR PLUS ONE PEOPLE BY NAME

Key Verse - Philippians 2:4

"Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others."