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: Necessary Sins
Some sins are always wrong: murder, stealing, abuse, etc., but we allow certain habits to "help" us deal with life. Sometimes, those bad habits can become part of our identity. It's time to separate ourselves from these "necessary" habits and recognize them for what they really are: SINS. In this four week series we will look at lying, gossip, lust and anger and how we can replace these habits with obedience and grace.
Do something encouraging for someone who attends at GracePoint and someone who leads at GracePoint.
Two Weeks Ago:
This week, play your favorite worship song all alone. Focus on the words and worship God as an audience of One.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” (John 8:31–32)
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you had to lie about something, what topic would it be?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever caught someone in a lie?
How did it feel?
Do you want people to always be honest with you?
Is there ever a time where you would prefer not hearing the truth? Explain
What is your definition of a "white lie"?
Can you give an example of what would be considered an acceptable lie?
Do you believe telling lies are necessary? Explain
What is the difference between a white lie and a regular lie?
Where is the line and who decides where it is drawn?
Read Genesis 3:3-7; John 8:44
What is mankind's "default" wiring?
Who teaches us to lie?
Why did Jesus come to earth?
Are lies sin?
Read John 8:31-36; Proverbs 12:22
What does it mean to be enslaved to sin?
Why does Jesus want to protect us from it (sin)?
In the end, who ultimately is impacted the most by the lies we tell?
What is the downside to telling the truth?
What is the upside of telling the truth?
Where in your life/what topic is it easiest for you to lie?
How does John 8:31-36 apply to that area in your life?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
How are you known around those who are closest to you? One who speaks truth or one who bends it? Read John 8:31-32 every day and speak the truth.
PRAY FOR YOUR "plusONE" PEOPLE BY NAME