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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.

Faith In Action

Authentic Christianity is a faith that is mirrored in action and actions that are mirrored in Christ. The book of James is one of the most practical books in the Bible that is so relevant today. It is challenges our faith to be lived out!

Last Week:

Do something nice for the person in your life that rubs you the wrong way. Pray for them every day this week.

Two Weeks Ago:

Memorize and apply James 1:19-20 this week

Key Verse:

So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” James 2:17

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What did you want to be when you grew up?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is your favorite team and/or hobby?
How did it start?
How do people know that you love this team or this activity?
What would you call someone who was a fan of your team but other than words, there was no evidence of it in their life?
When it comes to being a fan of something, are actions just as important as words? Explain
How is someone who claims to be a follower of Jesus similar to someone who claims to be a fan of a sports team?
Read Romans 10:9-10; James 2:14-17
How does someone begin a relationship with God?
Is there anything you can do on your own to earn it?
Why does James talk about “works” when it comes to our faith?
What role does “works” have in our relationship with Jesus?
Read 1 Corinthians 13:1; Matthew 7:15-21
What is the relationship between faith and the actions that come out of that faith?
What does good fruit look like?
Is the goal perfection? Explain
Read Matthew 7:21-23; James 2:-20
What does this passage mean?
Should people go through life being afraid of their relationship with God?
What does it mean to do something “in the name of” someone else?
Read Romans 10:9-10 again
Why does the heart play such a vital role in our relationship with God?
Read James 2:21-26
Give some examples of what faith in action would look like in someone’s life
Where do you see your faith being lived out in your day to day life?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Do your words and your actions line up with your faith?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: