Friday, May 15, 2015

Spring Group Questions (May 19 & 21)








FINAL Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
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QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK (READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker:
Who was an authority figure you just could not stand growing up? How did you rebel against them?

Why do you think our authority issues manifest themselves in the small things?

Biblically speaking, why do we all have a rebellious streak within us?

Read Isaiah 14:12-15 & Genesis 3:1-6  In these descriptions of the fall of Lucifer and the fall of humanity, what issue do we see at the heart of rebellion?  How have you seen this issue in your life cause you to rebel?

When are we most like Satan?

When we have authority issues, who do we really have an issue with?

What common thread do we see in all the stories of rebellion in the Old Testament? (Adam & Eve, Children of Israel, Jonah…)

Read Romans 13:1-2  Where do you find yourself struggling to follow the Apostle Paul’s instruction?

We said, “We need to get under the things that God has put over us, so we can get over those things that God has put under us. Explain that as best you can.

How does getting under God’s “umbrella” of authority provide protection? How have you seen this in your own life?

How does God’s authority mature us?

Do you think God is using your impossible boss / teacher to mold and shape you?  How?
God always works through a chain of command, where are you the missing link?  What will you do about it?

What blessing do you think will come because of your submission to authority?


Friday, May 8, 2015

Spring Group Questions (May 12 & 14)








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
Call Brian @ 813-838-1168 for Group 
Location THIS WEEK Only
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QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker:
Share a time when you tried something you saw on Pinterest / HGTV / Food / and it didn’t turn out anything like the original? How did it make you feel?

How has the internet / social media changed the way we compare ourselves with each other?  What are some good things about this, and what are some dangerous things about this?

Read 2 Corinthians 3:12-13. Who was the Apostle Paul rebuking? What is he talking about with Moses? What point is he trying to make?

What is a veil you hide behind?

Read 2 Corinthians 3:14-15. What happens when we manufacture an image to manipulate what people think of us?

The people Paul was writing to were stuck in the past glory days of Judaism. Why do we often try to live in the past, live in a memory, rather than the reality of today?

Have you ever been to a memorial service and thought the person they are burying was a different person than you knew?  Why is that?

Some of us don’t live in the past, we live in imagination, things will be great when ________ happens. Why do we do that? What is the danger in doing this?

Read 2 Corinthians 3:16-18.  The problem with wearing a veil is it works both ways.  Explain that.

How does Jesus set us free from that?

What are some things you could do this week to compare less and contemplate God more?    

Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Group Questions (May 5 & 7)








This Week’s Schedule

TUESDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ Church Lobby
(13266 Byrd Dr Odessa, FL 33556)

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Moon’s
(2938 Mingo Dr Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638)
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QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

Ice Breaker: When you were a kid, what kind of future did you dream about?

No peeking, for the last time, quote Hebrews 6:9 (NLT) from memory. What are some of these better things we have talked about over the past 5 weeks?

Read Hebrews 11:1 (NLT)  We said as you live each day with faith, God moves you toward His better  future.  How is faith different than blind optimism?

What does living today with faith look like?

We said fear is often the biggest obstacle for stepping into the better future God has for us.  Give an example of this from your faith journey.

What fears hold you back today? How do you overcome those fears?

Read Hebrews 11:6 (NLT)  What does this verse tell us about faith / belief and the better God has for us?

Read the rest of Hebrews 11 now… and Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)  What is the author of Hebrews doing in the section we just read?

In Hebrews 12:1 we see the instruction to release the weight that holds us back.  What weight holds you back?

Read Hebrews 12:2 (NLT)  What insight does this verse offer for releasing the weight that holds us back?

When in comes to your faith, what future promise is made is this verse?

What’s a next step you feel God leading you to because of this series?