Welcome to a New LifeGroup Session!
Before we jump into our study, let's take a moment to remember that 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 questions follow this same format. All of the questions 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 help and skip the rest.
CURRENT SERIES: Miracles
Every miracle was a sign - proving who Jesus is and revealing who we are. Most of the miracles did not lead to a salvation faith. Most of the miracles were temporary fixes. However each miracle proved WHO Jesus is and reveals who we are.
Two Weeks Ago:
“And he rose and immediately picked up his bed and went out before them all, so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”” Mark 2:12
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you could relive one event from the Summer, what would it be?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever woken up in the morning and your arm is “asleep”?
What was it like having temporary paralysis?
What do you think it would be like to be paralyzed?
Where do you think you would struggle the most with being paralyzed?
Read Mark 2:1-4
Give examples of where faith was being lived out in these verses
What does it mean to have faith (not just the spiritual kind)?
Where do you exercise non religious faith in your lives every day?
Read Mark 2:5
Why did Jesus address the man’s spiritual need before his physical need?
What does spiritual paralysis look like in someone’s life? (focus on sin instead of the Savior)
In the three areas of spiritual paralysis talked about on Sunday - paralysis with God, with our self, with others - which one is most relatable to you?
How does someone who has begun a relationship with God still become paralyzed with sin?
Why is it difficult to apply forgiveness to ourselves?
Read Isaiah 43:25; Psalm 103:12; Joel 2:25; Isaiah 61:7
If God has forgiven us, why can’t we forgive ourselves?
How does this prevent us from moving forward (be paralyzed) in life?
Read Ephesians 4:31-32
What does it mean to forgive someone?
How can unforgiveness towards someone keep us paralyzed?
How can forgiveness towards someone serve as a reference point to how much God has done in our lives?
Is there an area where you currently paralyzed spiritually?
Read Mark 2:12
What would it look like for you to move forward?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Spend some time with God this week. Are you spiritually paralyzed? Is there regret towards yourself or resentment towards someone else? What would it look like to forgive yourself or them?
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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