Secret Baggage – Starvation (week 3)

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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 some time reading 1 Samuel 3-4. Have you allowed enabling to enter your life?

Two Weeks Ago: 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)

Key Verse:

Better is open rebuke than hidden love.” Proverbs 27:5

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What is the last place you went out to eat?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is your favorite food to eat?
When is the last time you’ve had it?
How long can you go without eating before you start feeling hungry?
What’s the longest you’ve gone without eating?
Read Proverbs 27:5
When is the last time you gave a compliment?
When is the last time you received a compliment?
Why are both important?
Read Proverbs 27:7
When is the last time you received a hug?
Why is human contact so important?
What does it mean to be emotionally starved?
What are the dangers of that?
Is it possible to get emotional love/encouragement in the wrong places?
What would that look like?
Read 1 John 4:11-12
Do you believe that God loves you?
How do you see evidence of that in your life?
What does this passage mean?
What about the difficult people?
What does it look like to appropriately show God’s love to someone else?
Why is the so important, especially after the pandemic?
Are there family members/people in your life who could benefit from you applying this verse in your relationships?
Who is a difficult person in your life who could also benefit?
What is keeping you from moving forward?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Read 1 John 4:11-12 this week. Where can you start applying this passage this week?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: