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: Guest Speaker Dathan Brown

Dathan Brown is the Executive Director at Hume Lake Christian Camps - one of the largest and most dynamic cams in America. Dathan oversees Hume Camps located in Hume, San Diego, Hawaii and New England. 

Last Week:
Memorize Philippians 4:19
Make a list of some of the things you want. Ask God to show you what is best. When the temptation of lust comes, recite this verse. Ask yourself, is this something that is good for me? If yes, do I trust God to provide it?

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize James 1:19.
When anger comes, What will be your action to the reaction?

Key Verse:
“In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” 1 Peter 1:6–7  

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is something that genuinely frightens you?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What was your favorite subject in school?
What was your least favorite subject?
When it came to tests, which subject was easier, the one you liked or the one you didn't like?
Did "tests" in school cause you stress? Explain
Have you ever had a test that wasn't related to schooling?
What was that like?
How do the tests that life throws at us differ from the ones when we were in school?
Read 1 Peter 1:3-7; Romans 5:3-4
What does it mean to have hope?
Has your hope ever been tested? Explain
What is the benefit of that test, according to this passage?
Read 1 Peter 4:12-13; James 1:2-4; John 16:33
Are bad things a normal expectation for life?
How in the world can find joy in a difficult situation?
Why do bad things happen to good people?
2 Corinthians 1:3-5
How do my trials in life impact people around me?
Have you ever been able to help someone through something because you understand what they are going through?
Read 1 Peter 1:8-9
How do I know that Jesus understands my situation? 
Just knowing that, how does that knowledge provide us with comfort?
What do I do if God doesn't get me out of the trial on my timetable?
How do trials help me trust God more?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are you facing a trial? How can you trust God while your in it? Memorize 1 Peter 1:6-7