CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE – WHAT SHOULD I DO?
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: Christmas Season Survival Guide
The Christmas Season means GO TIME for some people. They have been counting down the days since July. But for other people, the Holidays put a very familiar pit in their stomach. To many it means exhaustion, confronting family drama, managing the crazy uncle’s opinions, and all kinds of overload. Here is a guide to help you thrive this Christmas Season.
How often do you pray? What could you do this week to make prayer a priority?
Two Weeks Ago:
Read 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 every day this week. Where do you need to apply this to your life?
“And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Matthew 6:27
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When did you move from leaving cookies for Santa to eating Santa’s cookies?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When do you start decorating for Christmas?
At what point will your gift shopping be done and presents wrapped?
What is your favorite part of Christmas?
What causes you the most stress?
Read Matthew 6:25-27
When I think of anxiety at Christmas I think of…?
How much of that is you and how much of that is the situation?
How does COVID add to the anxiety level this year?
How does anxiety add any benefit to your life?
Read Matthew 6:28-32
Read verse 31 but insert your “what causes your anxiety” instead of the word eat, drink, wear. What does God say about your needs?
Why do we struggle with believing that God will provide what we need?
What is the difference between a need and a want?
How does our desire for control play into our anxiety?
Read Matthew 6:33
What does it mean to seek God’s Kingdom?
Do you believe that God knows what you need?
How do you live that out during the Holidays?
How are you currently investing in your relationship with God?
How does focusing on that instead of our worries help us?
Read Matthew 6:34
What is something you worried about ten years ago?
How does this verse give us perspective on our anxiety?
How can this verse carry you through this Holiday Season?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What is something you can do this week to invest in your relationship with God this week?
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!
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