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: Student Ministry Takeover Sunday

This Sunday our Student Ministry "took over" our regular Sunday services

Last Week:
Are you facing a trial? How can you trust God while your in it? Memorize 1 Peter 1:6-7

Two Weeks Ago:
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?

Key Verse:   “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9  

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is something that you are really good at?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Where did you excel in high school?
Where did you come up a little short?
Which list was easier to compile, your strengths or your weaknesses? (explain)
What do we value more in our society?
What do you personally value more?
When can a strength become a weakness?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:7
What does it mean to be conceited?
What is the difference between being conceited and being confident?
What would you consider a "thorn in the flesh"?
Does something debilitating in someone's life automatically mean they are conceited about something? (Explain)
Read 2 Corinthians 12:8
Have you ever been in this situation? (Explain to your own comfort level)
Did God choose to take it away?
How did that feel?
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
How is God's grace sufficient, if the situation is causing you discomfort?
Could God take it away if He wanted to? Then what is the benefit of sitting in it?
Read Hebrews 4:16; Philippians 4:13; 1 Corinthians 10:13; Isaiah 43:2
How do these verses speak to our difficult times in life?
How do we know that God is with us?
How can God work through our difficulties to impact those around us?
Have you ever thanked God for the difficulty?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize 2 Corinthians 12:9
Are you able to thank God for the difficulties, and trust Him to take care of it?