iMarriage-Week 3-iForgive 5/7/17

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 singles mentality.

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

Last week:

Read Philippians 2:3-7 every day this week when you first wake up.  Ask yourself each day, "What is one way that I can put (insert name) ahead of my own desires today?"

Two weeks ago:

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.

Key Verse - Ephesians 4:32

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."

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

What is your biggest pet peeve?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)

  • When is the last time you needed to take medicine?
  • Did it help?
  • What would have happened if you chose not to take the medicine?
  • Define forgiveness.
  • What is the difference between "I'm Sorry" and "Will you Forgive Me"?
  • What is the most difficult part of forgiving someone else?
  • What is the opposite of forgiveness?
  • What happens if bitterness is left unchecked?
  • Read Ephesians 4:32.
  • What is the medicine for bitterness?
  • Read Colossians 3:12-13.
  • How does it work?
  • How do you keep the "I'm offended" list short in marriage?
  • What happens when you chose not to forgive?
  • Read Matthew 18:23-25.
  • As a Christian, what have  you been forgiven?
  • As a human being, why can it be so difficult to extend forgiveness to someone else?
  • Is forgiveness a one time event?
  • What do you do when you have truly extended forgiveness to someone, but the thought of what happened pops into your head?
  • Read Ephesians 4:32 again.
  • Is there forgiveness you need to extend to someone?
  • What would it look like if you did?

Challenge:

Memorize Ephesians 4:32

Ask God if there is someone you need to forgive and/or ask someone to forgive you.

PRAY FOR YOUR PLUS ONE PEOPLE BY NAME

Key Verse - Ephesians 4:32

"Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you."