Friday, September 25, 2015

Group Questions (WEEK 3) - Sept 29 & Oct 1

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

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

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Taylor’s in Concord Station
(18019 Glastonbury Ln. LOL, FL 34638)

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)

  • After the first three parts of this series, doing the homework from last week’s group, and maybe diving into the Freeway workbook, what are you learning about yourself?  What are some changes you want to make?
  • We blame and complain for a reason. What do we subconsciously think we gain?
  • What do you tend to complain and whine about?
  • What do you think the root of that complaining might be?
  • Read Genesis 3:8-13.  How does complaining & blaming others get in the way of us owning our problem, circumstance, or situation? Explain.
  • Read John 5:1-9.  Jesus asked this man if he wanted to be healed / free, as you have wrestled with that same question this week, how would you respond tonight? 
  • What would you have to give up to be healed / free?
  • What do you need to take responsibility for tonight, even if it wasn’t your fault?
  • What did we say on Sunday was the only way to find the courage needed to do that?
HOMEWORK
Memorize 1 John 1:9.
Practice taking ownership this week by saying you’re sorry.
Replace your complaining with gratitude this week. 

Friday, September 18, 2015

Group Questions (WEEK TWO) - Sept 22 & 24

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

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

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Taylor’s in Concord Station
(18019 Glastonbury Ln. LOL, FL 34638)

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)


  • What are some things that scare you that you are OK sharing with the rest of the group?
  • Read Psalm 139:1-4 & 23.  What do we learn about God in these verses?  What do we learn about ourselves?
  • Searching ourselves can be scary!  But, after the first two parts of this series, doing the homework from last week’s group, and maybe diving into the Freeway workbook, what did you learn about yourself?  What are some things you want to change?
  • These changes will require wisdom, courage and faith. We first need wisdom to face our past. “Your past is not your past if it is still impacting your present.” How have you seen that in your life? 
  • What is the wise thing to do in order to not transfer this pain from your past, into your future?
  • We also need courage to deal with our present. Answer the question from Sunday honestly: Do you really want to change? Or do you just want the appearance you’re trying to change?
  • What would truly desiring change require of you?
  • Finally, we need faith to believe that healing is possible. What are some lies you have believed that have kept you from healing?
  • How has God demonstrated that He is bigger than your history and more concerned with your destiny?  Now, read Romans 8:31-39
  • What are some things we can do this week to avoid reaching for our medicators / idols once we begin to “open our eyes?” 

HOMEWORK

  • Memorize 1 John 4:18.
  • This week, when you feel negative emotions creeping in, try to identify what happening around you. See if you can identify some triggers. Write them down. 
  • Do something you are scared to do! (Difficult phone call, apologize, finally ask for help…)

Friday, September 11, 2015

Group Questions (WEEK ONE) - Sept 15 & 17

THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE

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

THURSDAY NIGHT
7:00PM @ the Taylor’s in Concord Station
(18019 Glastonbury Ln. LOL, FL 34638)

This group will help you take a next STEP:

tudy the Bible Together.
Bring a Bible & your notes from Sunday!
“Changed People Change”

ake Care of Each Other.  
We all need someone to lean on!
“Those Who Get Grace Give Grace”

mbrace Serving Together.  
Go and BE the church!
“Saved People Serve People”

ractice Generosity Together.  
We will make a difference!
“Blessed People Bless People”

Invite someone new to our group this week. We want to double the size of  our group because “Found People Find People.”

QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
(READ BEFORE YOU ARRIVE)


  • What is one key person, one key place, and one key event from your life?
  • What does it mean to you to be “self aware?” How would our lives be different if we were more self-aware? Do you think God wants you to be self-aware? Explain.
  • Why do you think it can be so hard to get in touch with what’s going on inside  of us? What keeps us from growing in self-awareness? 
  • What is the opposite of “self-awareness?” When have you seen it hurt someone? How has it hurt you in the past? 
  • How distracted are you in your life? How fast are you  running? Is it possible you’re running from something?
  • Do you like who you are becoming? What do you hope changes as a result of this group / study? 


FALL 2015 INFO

We believe that life change is most likely to happen circled up in relationships than sitting in rows in our auditorium. With that in mind, we encourage everyone to jump in a group that meets during the week. We do group sign ups in the spring and fall at Next Steps, but you can join a group anytime. Get connected starting the week of September 13th!

TUESDAY NIGHT
Church Lobby
7PM
Contact Brian: 813-838-1168



THURSDAY NIGHT
Concord Station / LOL
7PM
Contact Bobby: 727-366-1696