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.


Good news travels fast. In the book of Acts, Jesus launched His church and set a fire of hope that has continued to burn for centuries. Through the church, the gospel is the hope of the world and is unstoppable. God will continue to use His people to build His church until Jesus returns. His Church will never stop because He will never stop.

Last Week:
Are there people in your path whom you dismiss out of preference? Spend some time engaging with them this week.

Two Weeks Ago:
Who are the people God has placed in your life that God is pursuing? Pray for them and look for opportunities to engage with them this Holiday Season. ChristmasForKitsap.com

Key Verse:

 Now, therefore, why are you putting God to the test by placing a yoke on the neck of the disciples that neither our fathers nor we have been able to bear?” Acts 15:10

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When would you like it to snow?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Give an example of physical barriers you observed today?
Do you like or dislike barriers? Explain
When are they good? Bad?
Is that based on your comfort/convenience?
Read John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10
How does someone begin a relationship with God?
Can it be earned or is it a gift?
Why is that important?
Read Acts 15:1-5
What was going on with the early church?
Why were the Jewish leaders hung up about the Gentiles believing in Jesus?
What barrier were they adding in order for someone to have a relationship with God?
Why was that bad?
What are some of the barriers that church/Christians can add to people in their relationship with God?
Have you ever experienced that?
Read Hebrews 4:12
Why is it so important to go to the Bible for the answers?
What happens when we try to change God’s Plan to fit our perspective or comfort level?
Read Acts 15:6-11
What did Peter do that was so significant?
What do you think is the biggest barrier people outside the church believe about what is expected inside the church?
Have you ever experienced something like that?
What did you do?
How can you and I help change the perspective of people who are outside the church?
Is there someone in your “community” that doesn’t look like you, talk like you or act like you?
What would it look like for you to pray for/engage in conversation with that person?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Who has God placed in your life that is different than you? Pray for that person and look for opportunities to build a relationship.

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