CHASING CARROTS – APPROVAL
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: Chasing Carrots
What really makes for a happy life? A dream job, a bigger house, or a new relationship? If you’re always hungry for the next big thing, but frustrated because it never seems to satisfy, you might be Chasing Carrots. It’s time to hop off the treadmill and chase after something real. This five-week series is about the things people commonly chase after that only bring fleeting happiness, fulfillment, or validation.
What is one thing in your life where you will choose peace over performance this week?
Two Weeks Ago:
Go this whole week and don’t take any credit for anything.
Let your words and actions point people back to God.
“The fear of man lays a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is safe.” Proverbs 29:25
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the last award/recognition you received?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
In what setting are you complemented the most?
What is the last compliment you received?
How did it make you feel?
When is the last time (just the time) someone said something negative about you?
How did that make you feel?
Who’s human approval means the most in your life?
What do you think is the biggest status symbol in your life, whether intentional or unintentional?
Read Proverbs 29:25; Psalm 139:13-14
What does this verse in Proverbs mean?
Have you ever tried to win someone’s approval?
How did it turn out for you?
How does God see you?
Read Galatians 1:10; John 12:42-43
What does it mean to win the approval of God, not people?
Does your approval of man ever come in conflict with your approval of God? How?
What does it mean to love human praise more than the praise of God?
How does seeking God’s approval free us from the desire/need of approval from man?
Why is that so important?
Where is there a place in your life where the approval of “man” has become very important?
How can God fill that need?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Read Psalm 139 every day this week. Identify an area where man’s approval has become important, and ask God to fill it for you.
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