30 Pieces of Silver, The Judas in All of Us – Trading Jesus for Safety (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: 30 Pieces of Silver, The Judas in all of us

We’d all like to think we’re nothing like Judas the betrayer, who traded Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. An honest look at our hearts reveals, however, that we all have things we trade for Christ every day. Whether it’s comfort, power, control, or some other idol, we all make our exchanges. As we approach Easter, this series invites us to repent and treasure Christ above every idol and temptation.

Last Week: What does it look like for you to stand for Jesus in your day to day life?

Two Weeks Ago: Read John 10:10; 15:4-5 this week. Is there sin in your life you are holding on to instead of what Christ is offering? What would it look like to abide in Him this week?

Key Verse:

 …’ Then all the disciples left him and fled.’” Matthew 26:56b

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What would be the scariest animal to chase you?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
Are you a risk taker? Explain
Where do you think you would be willing to take risks in your life?
Where do you like to play it safe?
What does it mean for you to feel safe?
When have you felt the safest in your life?
When have you felt unsafe?
Why do we like safety in our lives?
Read Matthew 26:20-25; 31-35; 56
What did Judas do?
What was Jesus saying to the rest of the disciples?
When did He say it was going to happen?
How did all of the disciples react when Jesus said they would abandon Him?
What did all of the disciples eventually do? Why?
Read Matthew 26:69-75
What did Peter trade Jesus for?
Peter personally experienced Jesus in his life. What do you think caused Peter to act that way?
Read  John 16:33; 14:27
How do Christians trade Jesus for safety/security today?
If Jesus can handle anything this world throws at us, why do we do it?
What does Jesus say to us about “trouble”?
How does that make you feel?
What do you think is the cost for you to follow Jesus?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
Are you depending on something other than Jesus for your safety/security? What would it look like to rest completely in Him this week?

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