The VOW – The Vow of Partnership (week 3)
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: The VOW
Wedding vows are more than a declaration of love – they hold the keys to a strong, lasting marriage.
Whether you hope to get married someday or you’ve already tied the knot, discover what The VOW can mean to your present and future.
Last Week: If you are married, how are you pursuing your spouse? What could you do this week?
If you are single, how can you be an encouragement to a friend this week?
Two Weeks Ago:For those that are married, take time this week to evaluate your priorities and then read Ephesians 5:28-33. How are you doing?
For those that are single, take time this week to look at your life priorities and how they match up in your relationships. How are you doing?
“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:4
Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)
Who is someone in your life that you trust?
Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)
What are some of the things in life that require a contract?
Why are contracts necessary?
What is the last contract you signed?
Was it an easy decision to make or did you need to time to think about it?
Do you read through all the “fine print” or did you just sign it?
What, if any, are the consequences for breaking the contract?
Read Luke 22:19-20; John 10:28-29
Is the salvation that Jesus offers a covenant or a contract?
Why do you think Jesus specifically says covenant?
Why is that important?
Read Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:4-6
What do these passages say about marriage?
Who created marriage?
Why is that important?
Do you think society views marriage as a contact or covenant? Why?
What are the advantages to viewing marriage as a covenant?
Read Ephesians 5:21-24; Colossians 3:12-13
How is marriage a partnership?
Why do you think the roles and responsibilities are defined?
Would that look differently in a contract versus covenant?
What does mutual submission mean in a marriage?
How does pride impact a marriage relationship?
How do we keep that in check?
Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)
If you are married – read Ephesians 5:21-25. How are you doing in your role?
If you are single -vread Colossians 3:12-13. How do these qualities show up in your life?
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