Have You Ever Wondered WHY? – Why Can’t I Stop?

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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: Have You Ever Wondered WHY?

The question “Why Can’t I stop?” is a question all believers face at some point. Even when we know we are in the wrong, there is much more to “stopping” than we are prepared for. Thankfully, the Bible teaches us how to answer this question and what to do to stop the things we just can’t seem to shake.


Key Verse:

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.” Romans 12:1


Movement Towards Each Other (know the people in your group)

  • What are some bad habits you have succeeded at stopping?
  • What are some bad habits you are struggling to stop doing?
  • Have you ever faced an addiction or watched a love one struggle with one? How did this impact you? Explain.
  • What is your biggest challenge with stopping your current bad habits?
  • How do past successes help and encourage you in your current struggle?
  • How does understanding the brain’s habit process impact your understanding of your own habits?

Movement Towards God (grow in your relationship with God)

  • READ ROMANS 12:1
  • How are you offering your body as a living sacrifice to the Lord? How are you struggling in this?
  • How can you have God’s mercy in better view, remembering what punishment He has taken away from you?
  • What do you need to surrender to God? What is stopping you from doing so?
  • What does the instruction to be holy and pleasing to God teach you about God’s love for you?
  • In what ways are you convicted to worship God more fully?
  • READ ROMANS 12:2
  • In what areas are you conforming more to the world than to God’s Law?
  • What does understanding the difference between the pattern of the world and the calling we have in the Lord teach you about your relationship with God?
  • What does knowing God’s will is good, pleasing, and perfect teach you about God and His plans for our habits?
  • How have you experienced God’s transformation in your life? How has this impacted your relationship with Him?

Movement Towards Community (they see the change in you)

  • READ Romans 7:19-21
  • What are the bad habits you want to break?
  • In what areas have you been struggling to be honest about these habits?
  • READ Romans 8:11
  • What do you need to sacrifice in order to commit to God’s training plan for your habits?
  • READ 1 Corinthians 9:25-26
  • What action steps can you take today to begin training for a change in habits?
  • Do you have trusted people in your life who are aware and willing to encourage you and help you with accountability?
  • How can our group help you? What other help do you need to seek?
  • How will changing your habits help you in your relationship with God and with those around you? How does knowing this motivate you to make a change?

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