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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.

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.

Last Week:

As you start this New Year, what is one way you can grow deeper in your relationship with God?

Two Weeks Ago:

Welcome Back!

Key Verse:

And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” 2 Corinthians 3:18

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How did you bring in the New Year?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution?
What is the longest you’ve kept it?
Why do people make them?
Do you have any traditions that you do around the Holiday Season?
Have you ever broke any?
What was it like the first year you stopped a tradition in your family?
What are some religious or church traditions you’ve observed?
Does GracePoint have any traditions?
Read Exodus 20:1-19; Hebrews 9:18-22; 2 Corinthians 3:7-9
How did the Israelites hear from God in the Old Testament?
Why was God seemingly more distant in the Old Testament?
Why did they have to make animal sacrifices to God?
How did Jesus change that?
John 14:26-27; 2 Corinthians 3:14-17
How does Jesus description of the Holy Spirit differ from the Israelites saw God in the Old Testament?
How does Jesus Christ change the tradition of the Old Testament?
2 Corinthians 3:18
What is the difference between transformation and tradition?
Which has more of an impact on our lives?
What happens when a church puts more emphasis on a tradition and less on transformation?
How can you keep that from happening in your own personal life?
How does Christ’s transformation in our life impact those around us?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)

How are you experiencing transformation in your own personal life?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: