30 Pieces of Silver, The Judas in All of Us – Trading Jesus When It’s Uncomfortable (week 2)

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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: 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?

Two Weeks Ago: In what ways are you generous with God’s resources? Is there an area where you are holding back?

Key Verse:

Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” Matthew 16:24

Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
What do you think would be a terrible name for a baby?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What is something that makes you uncomfortable?
How did it start?
When is the last time you experienced it (I mean other than right now)?
What do you think it means to suffer?
Is this something that you have experienced?
Do you think suffering looks different to different people? Explain
When is the last time you experienced suffering?
Read Matthew 16:24-25
What does it mean to suffer for Jesus?
What does it mean to “deny” yourself?
What does it mean to follow Jesus?
Read Matthew 16:26
What do we gain by having a personal relationship with Jesus?
What do you think could be some distractions for following Jesus?
What does it mean to stand for Jesus?
Why is that important?
Read 2 Corinthians 4:17-18; John 16:23
How does 2 Corinthians  give us perspective on what is really important?
Why does Jesus warn us that we will have “trouble” in this world?
How did Jesus respond to persecution?
Why is that important?
Read 1 Peter 3:8-9; 1 Peter 4:12-16
How should we respond to suffering for Christ?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
What does it look like for you to stand for Jesus in your day to day life?

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