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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.

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.

Last Week:
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.

Two Weeks Ago:
What is one thing in your life where you will choose peace over performance this week?

Key Verse:

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3–4

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
When is the last time you had the flu?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
When you were little, how were you comforted when you were sick?
Now that you are older, do you like to be treated the same way when you are sick?
What does “comfort” mean to you?
Is comfort a bad thing?
What stresses you out?
When is the last time you needed comforting?
Where do you go to find comfort?
Is comfort a bad thing? Explain
Read Psalm 16:8-9
What does it mean for you to be “shaken”?
How does focusing on the Lord keep us calm in difficulties?
What does it mean to “dwell secure”?
Read John 16:33; 1 John 2:15
What is one guarantee about living in this world?
What should be the source of our comfort? Why?
What happens when we try to find comfort in what the world has to offer?
Read 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; James 1:2-3
What is the benefit of difficulties?
How discomfit provide comfort?
How can our discomfort point others to God?
When our comfort comes from the Lord, how does that help us navigate this world?
Read Ecclesiastes 3:11
Ultimately, when/where will we find the comfort we are looking for?
How does that help us here on earth?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Is there a place in your life where you are trying to replace God with earthly comfort?

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