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: Miracles
Every miracle was a sign - proving who Jesus is and revealing who we are. Most of the miracles did not lead to a salvation faith. Most of the miracles were temporary fixes. However each miracle proved WHO Jesus is and reveals who we are.
Spend some time with God this week. Are you spiritually paralyzed? Is there regret towards yourself or resentment towards someone else? What would it look like to forgive yourself or them?
Two Weeks Ago:
“ And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent.” Mark 3:4
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Why do you go to church?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When is the last time you tried a new restaurant?
Was it a positive experience?
Would you consider yourself a picky eater?
When it comes to your preferences with food, when did it move from “new to you” to this is what I want as often as I can?
When is the last time you tried something new to you in your life but it turned into something you liked?
How open are you to try “new things” in life?
Read Mark 2:23-28
Do you think the Christian church is known more for the things it is “for” or the things it is “against”?
Why is that?
What was the issue with the Pharisees and Jesus?
How can preference and pride skew our view of how we think about the world and the people in it should act?
Do you think that the older we become the stronger our preferences become? Why?
Where is that a good thing? Where is it bad?
Read Mark 3:1-4
How did the Pharisees’ preference and pride cause them to miss the man’s need who was about to be healed?
Read Mark 3:5-6
How did they react once Jesus healed the man?
How are we like that both about things in the church and outside the church?
Do you think we have “comfortable sins” in the church?
Is there a type of person you would prefer not to be around or engage in conversation?
Read Matthew 5:10-16
What does this mean?
What is the standard of how we are to act as followers of Christ?
In their current state, are people who don’t follow Christ held to the same standards as those who do?
How can we disagree with the “world” without being disagreeable?
How can we disagree with the church/other Christians without being disagreeable?
Is having preferences bad?
Where do we go to keep them in check?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are you known more for what you are for or for what you are against? This week spend time reading Matthew 5:2-16.
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