Secret Baggage – Generational Sin (week 1)

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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.

CURRENT SERIES: Secret Baggage

Each of us has unresolved issues that we carry around. In a word, it’s called baggage. Although you do your best to ignore it, conceal it, or fake it, your baggage burdens your life while slowly squeezing out hope for your future. Before passing your baggage on to your children, let’s unpack this dead weight so you can begin living a life of freedom that God desires for you.

Last Week: Spend time reading John 3:16-17 this week. Do you know Jesus? Then thank Him this week. If you don’t, why not?

Two Weeks Ago: Is there an offense that you need to release to God? Spend some time in Romans 12:14-21 this week

Key Verse:

And the Lord was with him; wherever he went out, he prospered…” 2 Kings 18:7

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Do you weigh your luggage before you go to the airport?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is the largest piece of luggage you own?
When is the last time you used it?
Do you have any luggage you don’t use but just keep it around? Why?
What does it mean for someone to have “baggage” in their lives?
Does everyone have it? Why?
What type of household did you grow up in?
How has that shaped you as an adult?
How would you describe “generational sin”?
Read 2 Kings 17:35-41
What did God tell them to do?
What did they do instead?
How did that impact their families?
What is the deeper warning here?
Read 2 Kings 18:1-7a
What did Hezekiah do?
Why was that important?
How did God reward him?
What does this say about “generational sin”?
Read Colossians 2:13-14
Are you doomed to repeat the mistakes that were modeled to you?
How does Christ change all of that?
Read Galatians 5:24-25
Who chooses to sin?
Regardless of my upbringing, who is responsible for my actions?
How do I innate change in my life?
What Hezekiah steps do you need to make to in your life?
Why is that important?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
We may have been influenced, but we get to decide how we live. What would walking in the Spirit look like for you this week? (Galatians 5:24-25)

Checking In Each Time We Meet: