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:
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.

Two Weeks Ago:
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.

Key Verse: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you had to pick dentist or spiders, which would it be?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What do you think is the greatest reward of being a parent?
What do you think is the greatest struggle?
What is the best advice you have ever heard about parenting?
What would happen if a four year child got everything he or she wanted?
How does a parent's perspective help that child?
Read Philippians 4:19
Why doesn't God just give us what we think we need?
How is that comforting? How is that frustrating?
Does it ever feel like God is not listening or understanding you?
Read Galatians 5:22-23; 2 Peter 1:5-7
If you had to pick one fruit to eat every day for a month, what would it be?
What is your least favorite fruit? Why?
Based on the qualities listed in Galatians and 2 Peter, if you were shopping in God's grocery store, which "fruit" would make it into your basket first?
Which fruit seems the least appealing?
How do these qualities make our life better?
How do they impact the lives of those around me?
Read John 15:4-5
How do we reproduce this "fruit" in our lives?
What does that mean for you on a daily basis?
Read Genesis 50:19-20
What did Joseph have to endure in his life?
When he had the opportunity to respond, what did he choose to do?
How does that give us hope?
How can you measure growth in your life?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are there patterns of frustration in your life, difficulties you relive?
Spend some time in Galatians 5:22-23. Is there something God wants to give you that perhaps you are resisting?