FAITH IN ACTION – TOUCHING HEAVEN, CHANGING EARTH
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!
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 every day this week. Where do you need to apply this to your life?
Two Weeks Ago:
How can you be generous to someone this week with the resources God has given you?
“…The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Would you rather have a cold or the 24 hour flu?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever been skydiving or known someone who did?
What do you think it would be like?
Do you think there is a lot of praying just before you jump out of the plane?
Read James 4:2-3; 5:13-15
How would you describe “prayer”?
Do you see prayer as a means to an end?
Why do we pray?
Do you tend to talk to God only in crisis?
Read James 5:16; Matthew 21:21-22
What insight does this verse give us about prayer?
Do you think most people look forward to prayer or see it as a “to do”?
How does satan distract your prayer life?
Why do you think he doesn’t want us to engage in prayer?
Read Luke 18:1-5; James 5:19-20
What does this passage tell us about being persistent with our prayers?
Why is that important?
Read James 5:17-18; Mark 11:22-24
Do you think Christians believe in the power of prayer?
Is prayer asking for whatever you want?
How do you know what to pray for?
How has prayer been important in your life?
What is a mountain moving request you are asking God?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
How often do you pray? What could you do this week to make prayer a priority?
Checking In Each Time We Meet:
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