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: I Want to Believe, But...

It’s can be difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We wonder why God didn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence. God may not meet all your expectations—but that’s good news! Find out why in a new series: I Want to Believe, But...

Last Week:
Make a list of what you believe to be true about God. Take time this week to thank God for who He is, and who He is not.

Two Weeks Ago:
Happy Easter!

Key Verse: “The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.” Psalm 16:6

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If I want to have fun, I will go do...

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Would you say you grew up in a strict household?
What did your family do for "fun"?
When you were a kid, what were some of your parent's "house rules"
Which ones were unfair?
Which ones did you appreciate when you got older?
When you think of words to describe church, where does fun come up on your list? Explain
Read Psalm 119:11
How do you view the Bible, a list of do's and don'ts or a guide to help us navigate life?
Why did God give us the Bible?
Why do you think people see church/Bible as a bunch of rules and no fun?
Have you ever viewed it that way?
Read Matthew 23:25-26; 7:5; Romans 3:20
What happens when we view God/the Bible as a list of rules and regulations?
What does it mean to have "knowledge of sin"?
Read Romans 3:23-26; Read Deuteronomy 5:6-21
Why did God give Moses the Ten Commandments?
Didn't they seem a bit strict/unrealistic? 
Read 1 John 1:8-9; Romans 10:9-10; John 3:16-17
The Law shows us a need of a what?
Is God trying to rub our nose in it?
What is the heart of God?
Read Psalm 16:5-6, 11
If you are/were a parent, what would be some "house rules" for your kids?
Why do kids need boundaries?
Why does God give us boundaries?
What would you say to a person who says that God is no fun?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize Psalm 16:5. Make a list of ways God's boundaries protect you.