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:
Commit to a month of asking God for a bold faith request. Maybe it's in your own life. Maybe it's in your "community". Ask, Seek, Knock.

Two Weeks Ago:
Spend some time reading Luke 7:1-10 and James 2:18-26 this week.
What are some ways that you can be acting out your faith in your community (where you live, work, etc.)? Come back with an answer the next time we meet.

Key Verse: 
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair;”
2 Corinthians 4:7–8

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What was your favorite food truck this past Sunday?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What does it mean to be desperate for something?
Has there ever been a time in your life where you have experienced desperation?
What would cause you to experience desperation in your life now?
Read 2 Kings 4:1
What was happening to this woman and her family?
What kind of conversations do you think she might have had with God?
Have you ever been in a situation where you or someone you know thinks God has abandoned them?
In times of desperation, why is it easier to focus on what we don't have instead of what we do have?
Read 2 Kings 4:2-4
What does having a relationship with God automatically give us?
In moments of desperation, what role does faith play?
What would have happened if this woman had ignored Elisha?
Do you think there are times when God gives us an answer but we are unwilling to obey?
Read 2 Kings 4:5-7
Why do you think God answers us in unconventional ways?
Couldn't God have just given her the money?
Because of the process she and her boys went through, what do you think she learned about God?
How do you think this impacted their faith?
Read Isaiah 55:8-9; Jeremiah 29:11-13
How do these passages apply to their story?
How do these passages apply to your story?
Read 2 Corinthians 4:7
What are the benefits of being desperate for God?
What does it mean for you to know/believe that God is in control?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are there difficulties in your life that seem insurmountable? Pray, share with an appropriate friend, and allow God to work. Read 2 Kings 4:1-7. God can do anything.