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.


Faith. It's this essential thing that we need to have in order to survive day to day living. We place faith in lots of things, some good, some bad. But the faith that matters most, and honestly the one we wrestle with most often, is our faith in God. In this seven week series we will do a character study of some real life characters in the Bible. Their faith in God will give us confidence to increase our faith in Him.

Last Week:
Memorize Exodus 14:14
Where do you need to exchange God's security for your own insecurity?

Two Weeks Ago:
Memorize Psalm 34:18.
Has there been a situation that you have been holding over God, blaming Him for something that happened to you? Are you willing to give that over to Him?

Key Verse: 
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When is the last time you have played chess?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is the craziest weather event you have experienced?
What is the hottest place you have ever been?
Have you ever experienced a physical drought (no rain)?
What was it like?
Read 1 Kings 17:8-16
If you were the widow in that situation, what would have been your first reaction to his request?
What does it mean to be desperate?
Have you ever experienced desperation?
How does desperation increase our faith in God?
Read 1 Kings 17:17-24
If the woman saw the miracle of food being provided, why do you think she got angry at Elijah when her son died?
How do faith and desperation coexist?
Have you ever had a moment where in doing what is right, you experienced difficulty?
Why is it difficult to respond in faith in those situations?
Read 1 Kings 17:1-7
Was Elijah crazy or a man of faith in God?
God said, Elijah did. Why does it seem so easy on paper but difficult to do in real life?
Read Hebrews 11:1; Psalm 41:1
What does it mean to be desperate for God?
What has been the most difficult thing you have experienced in your life?
Did it strengthen or strain your faith?
How has faith played a role in your story?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Memorize Hebrews 11:1
Where is God exercising your faith muscles? Where can you lean into your faith in God? Next time we meet share where/what God is doing in your life.