Timeless Truths (a study in Genesis) – Wrestling with God (week 8)

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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: Timeless Truths

This will be 10-week overview of God creating order, purpose, and function into the earth, the rebellion of mankind against divine authority, and God’s unfolding plan to redeem creation and mankind back to its original purpose through faith and grace.

Last Week: Read Genesis 22:1-14 and Proverbs 3:5-6 every day this week. Where do you need to exercise faith this week?

Two Weeks Ago: What are you waiting for from God? Take some time this week and read Genesis 16, 18, 21. What does faith look like in your situation?

Key Verse:

For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 16:25

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Do you think professional wrestling is real?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is your favorite sport?
Do you play it or do you just like to watch it?
How did it become your favorite sport?
What does it mean to wrestle with something?
What do you think are the top 3 things people wrestle with today?
Do any of those make your list?
Read Genesis 27:30-35, 41; 32:6-8
What did Jacob do to his brother?
Why was Jacob so stressed about seeing Esau?
Read Genesis 32:3-5; 11-12
How was Jacob trying to fix the problem with his brother?
Who caused Jacob’s mess?
What did Jacob want from God?
What would have happened if Jacob could have handled his problems with Esau on his own?
How has it worked out when you have tried to help God out with an issue in your life?
Read Matthew 16:25; Psalm 37:4
What does it mean to “wrestle” with God?
Do we think we know better? Then why do we do it?
Why does God want us to be aligned with Him?
What happens when we do?
Read James 1:5
What is the promise in this passage?
What is the difference between asking for wisdom and applying wisdom?
Philippians 4:6-7
How does this passage speak to our wrestling with God?
What is the promise when we surrender to Him?
Is there an area in your life where you need to stop wrestling and start trusting God?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
This week spend time talking with God about the stress points in your life? Are you currently wrestling with God? What would surrender look like for you?

Checking In Each Time We Meet: