UN*RELIGIOUS – RELATIONSHIP > (IS GREATER THAN) RELIGION
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: UN*RELIGIOUS – undoing religion in your life
Religion has always been man’s attempt to get to God. Jesus came so that, through him, we would have a personal relationship with God. Religion has some good virtues. However, religion can give a false sense of security for what we do for God instead of who we are because of what Christ has done for us.
Two Weeks Ago:
“But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God,” John 1:12
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How was your Holiday Season?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
How long have you been going to church?
What is one of your favorite things about GracePoint?
What do you think it means to be religious?
Did you grow up in a religious home?
Do you know anyone who did?
What are some examples of religious things people might do?
Read John 1:12; Isaiah 29:13
How would you explain the difference between being religious and having a relationship with God?
Why do you think people are drawn to religion instead of a personal relationship with God?
Read Luke 18:9-14
How does doing religious things potentially put the spotlight on me?
What would it be like to be in a relationship where you continually have to do things to win their approval?
Read Matthew 7:24-27
How has 2020 impacted your relationship with God?
How can difficulties in life draw us closer to God?
If I’m just being religious (doing religious things), would it have the same effect? Why?
Read Luke 10:38-42
Which person best describes you?
What does it mean to do things that come out of my relationship with God versus doing things out of my religion?
Does buying you dad a Father’s Day card make you his kid? What does?
How is that like trying to win favor from God by being “religious”?
Read 2 Timothy 1:12; Matthew 7:21-23
What does it mean to have faith in God?
What do the people say to Jesus is the reason they should get into Heaven?
Read Ephesians 2:8-9
Can your works save you? Can religion? Why?
How does that apply to someone who is just religious without the relationship?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
As you start this New Year, what is one way you can grow deeper in your relationship with God?
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