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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.

The NEW You

At salvation, we are set free from the bondage of our sin. And yet we still fight with imperfections and certain signature sins. Thankfully we are no longer defined by what we’ve done wrong but by what Christ has done right. This series will look at ways we can gain victory and live the new life available to us.

Last Week:
What does it mean for you to live like an heir of God in your day to day life? What steps do you need to take this week to move in that direction?

Two Weeks Ago:
How can you live in the freedom of Christ this week?
Read Romans 8:1-4 each day this week.

Key Verse:

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” Romans 8:18

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is one new thing you did this week?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Checking in
How are you doing?
How have the events of the last week impacted your life?
What are your biggest concerns right now?
How are you your neighbors doing?
Where have you been able to have new conversations with people you might have otherwise just passed by?
Discussion Questions:
How often do you use Google?
Where did you go for answers before Google?
Have you ever spent so much time looking for an answer that you get distracted and forgot why you were looking?
How do you react when you can’t find an answer to something?
If you could ask God one question right now, what would it be?
Read Romans 8:17-18
What does it mean to suffer?
When is a time in your life when you experienced suffering?
Were there good things that came out of it? Explain
How do those lessons prepare you for the next time you experience suffering?
Read Romans 8:19-25
Which is most important to you: peace, hope or patience?
What is the difference between the three?
Can you have one without the others? Explain
How have you recently seen these three things be tested in our world? In your life?
Read Romans 8:26-28
What does it mean to you to have the Holy Spirit be your advocate?
What does it mean to “know” something?
What does “all things” include?
What if the “good” doesn’t seem like it at the moment?
Is there any situation we face where God is not in control?
How does that make you feel?
Is trusting God knowledge based, action based or both?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Is there a situation in your life where you are struggle to see the good or to trust God? Talk to Him. What would it look like if your surrendered your “why” to Him?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: