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.

Last Week:
Read Ephesians 4:29 every day.
Speak well of one person every single day when that person isn't around to hear it

Two Weeks Ago:
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.

Key Verse: 
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,” Ephesians 4:26

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is one thing in this world that is guaranteed to make you mad?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
How was dealing with anger modeled for you growing up?
Did you ever see an example of someone handling it well? Explain
How is anger modeled in society differently today than when you were a child?
Without getting political...Would you say that we are an angry nation? Explain
How do you contribute to that?
Can someone avoid the "feeling" of anger?
When the feeling of anger comes on, what is usually your initial reaction?
Is anger a sin? Defend your answer
Read Ephesians 4:26; James 1:19-20; Psalm 4:4
When it comes to anger, what usually gets us into trouble?
How does someone "ponder" anger?
Why do you think the Psalmist adds "and be silent"?
What does it mean to be "slow to anger"?
Can I blow up later as long as I have thought it all out?
Is it ok to admit that something has made me angry?
Read Ephesians 4:31
What is the hardest part of putting all these forms of anger behind you?
Of the types of anger listed, which one might trip you up the most?
Why do we enjoy having the silent arguments with the person we feel has wronged us? 
How can that be damaging?
Read Ephesians 4:32-5:2
When I am angry, why is it so hard to apply these verses to my situation?
What does forgiveness look like to you?
How can I forgive someone who may not ever apologize?
What does it mean to "walk in love", especially toward someone with whom I am angry?
When it comes to anger, what is the best way for us to pray for you?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize James 1:19.
When anger comes, What will be your action to the reaction?