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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:

How can you be generous to someone this week with the resources God has given you?

Two Weeks Ago:

Is your life plan in alignment with God? Spend some this week talking to God about it.

Key Verse:

8 You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.” James 5:8

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is one thing you have found that is totally worth the wait?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When is the last time you peeked at your Christmas presents?
Did it ruin your Christmas?
Where are you the most patient in your life? Least?
Have you ever prayed for patience?
Read James 5:7-8
What is the one thing the farmer can control?
How does that apply to us in our situation? (we can only control our reaction to circumstances, not the circumstances themselves)
What does it mean to “prepare for rain”?
Read Galatians 6:9
What can God teach us in our waiting period?
What’s the hardest part of waiting?
What is the benefit?
James 5:9-10
Is it more difficult to be patient with a person or a circumstance? Explain
What does it mean to have a long fuse?
How is that beneficial?
What does “patience is the mature response when I am not in control” mean to you?
James 5:11; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
When is a time in your life that you can say it was a good thing you had to wait?
What would you have missed out on if you had done it on your timetable?
How do you know that God has your best in mind while you wait?
Who else can benefit from you being patient?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)

Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 every day this week. Where do you need to apply this to your life?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: