FAITH IN ACTION – PREJUDICE REBUKED
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: 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!
Memorize and apply James 1:19-20 this week
Two Weeks Ago:
Where is your faith currently being tested? How will you endure this next week?
“My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory.” James 2:1
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
If you could live in any time period when would it be?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Where were you born?
How many different places have you lived in your life? (just the number)
If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?
Does the amount of places someone has visited make you more or less likely to agree with their answer? Why?
How would you convince me that you are right and I am wrong?
Can you and I be friends if I think where you want to live is bad and where I want to live is good? How?
Read James 2:1-4
What is prejudice?
What is preference?
How are they different? How are they the same?
Where do you think your “preference” could potentially be more important than people?
Read James 2:8-13
Have you ever been judged by someone based on their preferences?
How did it feel?
What does it mean to disagree without being disagreeable?
What if the other person is acting out, do you then get to act like them? Explain
What does it mean to “live out your faith”, especially around people with whom you don’t prefer?
But what if they are wrong, like REALLY wrong?
Read Mark 12:30-31
How do these two verses coexist in our day to day life?
What are some ways that you could could show kindness to someone you don’t prefer?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Do something nice for the person in your life that rubs you the wrong way. Pray for them every day this week.
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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