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:
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.

Two Weeks Ago:
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.

Key Verse: “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Philippians 4:11 

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is a moment in your life when you were completely happy?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Finish this statement, "If I just had ________, I would be content."
Is contentment a bad thing? Explain
When you were a kid, what brought you contentment?
Has that changed as an adult? If so, how?
What is the difference between being content and having a need?
When have you been most content in your life?
Is contentment something you strive for or just a decision by which you arrive?
Read Philippians 4:11-12
Which is easier, being content in the ups or in the downs? Explain
How does someone "learn" to be content?
Read Matthew 11:28-29
What is the difference between relief and rest?
Which sounds more appealing?
1 Timothy 6:6-8; Proverbs 30:8-9
What is the biggest struggle against contentment?
Why are people who seemingly have the most appear to be unhappy?
Remember the contentment answer you had earlier? What would happen if you had it, and then you lost it?
Read Philippians 4:13; Isaiah 41:10; 2 Corinthians 12:9
What do these passages mean to you?
How do they apply to the topic of contentment?
Can God be enough to complete our contentment, regardless of how things turn out? How?
How can we find contentment in any situation?
Where is an area where you might struggle being content? (it's ok, we ALL have at least one)
What is the benefit of relying on God instead of our circumstance for our contentment?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Who needs to see you be content in the midst of a difficult circumstance in your life?
Read Philippians 4:11-13 each day until we meet again and ask God to help you live it out.