This Is What We Do – Living In Abundance (week 2)

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Welcome Back!!!

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: This is What We Do

We embrace THIS. We live THIS out. When THIS happens, everyone benefits. When THIS happens, God’s blessings flow. THIS opens doors and solves problems. THIS inspires others to do THIS too. THIS is who we are. THIS is What We Do!

Last Week: Money is a touchy subject. If you are worried about tithing, talk to God. Read Malachi 3:10; 2 corinthians 9:6-11 this week.
Take a step of faith towards Him and watch what He can do!

Two Weeks Ago: What has God called you to do at GPC? If you don’t know, talk to God about it this week?

Key Verse:

But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” …”” Mark 6:37

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
How many pairs of shoes do you own?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is something you have in abundance?
How did you acquire it?
Does abundance always mean financial or “stuff”?
Where else can someone have “abundance”?
What is the advantage to having abundance?
What is something you don’t have in abundance (but wish you did)?
Does it bother you? Why/why not?
How would your life change if you did have that “thing” in abundance?
Read Mark 6:31-37
When there is a “need” who/where do you think most people look to have that need met?
In this passage, what was the disciples answer to meeting the need (vs35-36)?
Do you think it ever crossed the disciples mind to try and help the people in front of them? Why?
What was Jesus’ answer to meeting their need?
Has there ever been a time in your life where you felt that God was calling you to give something to someone else (time talent or treasure)?
Read Mark 6:38-44
What does it mean that generosity begins in the heart, not the wallet?
What would have happened if the disciples had sent the people away to fend for themselves?
What would have happened if the owners of the bread and fish had kept it for themselves?
In the end, what did the disciples really receive from what Jesus did?
Read Mark 6:42
What does it mean to have an abundance mentality?
What could we be missing out on by having a scarcity mentality?
What is your big takeaway from our discussion today?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What would it look like for you to live with an abundance mentality this week? Read Mark 6:30-42 this week and talk to God about what you have in abundance.

Checking In Each Time We Meet: