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: Better Than Happy

All of us wish for happiness. Some people look to their friends, family, and finances to find it. Some devote their search for happiness in food, clothes, toys, and new things. But happiness is a lot like the cold air we exhale in the winter – it’s here and quickly disappears. God has something better in mind than a search for happiness. It’s called JOY. 

Last Week:
What are the regrets that keep you awake at night?
memorize Romans 8:28 and when those thoughts come in your head, quote this verse.

Two Weeks Ago:
Take some of the ideas about "being second" and apply them this week, especially to those difficult people in our life.

Key Verse: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What stresses you out?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What do you think are the top stressors in life?
What are the certain stressful periods in life?
Give examples of unhealthy ways to handle stress?
How do you handle stress in your life?
Would you consider that healthy or unhealthy?
Read Philippians 4:4
What does "always" mean?
Should you be happy when you are stressed out?
In what are we being told to rejoice?
Read Philippians 4:5; Jeremiah 23:23
Is the promise that God will take away all of our stress or that He will walk with us through it?
Why is that better?
Read Romans 11:33-36
How does this passage speak to finding peace?
Is there a relationship between trust, faith and peace? Explain
The more we embrace peace, what does it do to our faith and trust? How?
Read Philippians 4:6-7
What does that passage mean to you?
Where is your calm place? How did you find it?
What have you learned now about stress that you wish you could go back and tell the younger you?
Read Philippians 4:8-9
How would thinking about these things help us with our stress?
What is the promise in verse 9?
How can you carry the God of peace with you this week?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Stress will come this week, whether great or small. Memorize Philippians 4:4-8. Say it out loud every day before you get up. Let us know how it made a difference in your life.