ANCHORED – WHEN I AM ANXIOUS
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: Anchored
When storms come and life is turbulent, we can hold onto TRUTH as an anchor in the storm. Need peace that goes beyond understanding, joy in trials, and hope beyond measure? That’s exactly what God offers us through His Word.
Who in your life needs to hear about the hope you have in Christ Jesus? Ask God to give you an opportunity to share it this week.
Two Weeks Ago:
Do you believe that God is “for you”? Where do you need to live that out this week?
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When is the last time you were on a boat?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
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?
Have you ever been on a cruise?
Where did you go? Highlight?
If you could choose a place to visit on a cruise ship, and you wouldn’t get sick, where would you go?
What does this mean: “the storms of life prove the strength of our anchor”?
What are some anchors you have in your life?
Have you ever had something that you thought was an anchor turn out to be unreliable?
Read Mark 4:35-37
How would you have reacted in that situation?
When you hear the word “anxiety”, what comes to mind?
What are some things you think would cause anxiety in someone’s life?
Read Mark 4:38
What did the disciples do “right” in voicing their anxiety? (they went to Jesus)
Does it every seem like God is unaware of things in your life?
Read Mark 4:39
How do you think the disciples would have reacted to the storm if they knew Jesus could calm it with a few words?
How does that fact translate to our anxieties?
Read Philippians 4:6
What does it mean for you to go to God with your cares and concerns?
Read Philippians 4:7
Can God calm your heart even thought your situation hasn’t changed? How?
Read Mark 4:39; Philippians 4:7 again
What main word is used in both verses?
What does peace look like in your life?
If Jesus were to step into your life at this very moment, where would you want Him to say “Peace, be still”?
What would it look like for you to lean/life in that peace this week?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Anxiety is real. Where do you need peace right now? Talk to God and memorize Philippians 4:6-7 this week
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