Welcome to the Groups Discussion Guide

In this 5-week message series we’ll look at how God wants to be intimately connected to our lives, helping to guide and encourage us even through life’s most challenging decisions.


Session 2: The Door of Change

Memory Verse
Memory Verse

Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand.  Colossians 3:1

Watch The Video
Watch The Video

Connect
Connect

Discuss together the following questions:

  • How do you typically handle life changes?
  • When was a time that you were fearful of making a decision? Did it stop you from pursuing something you really wanted?
  • As you think about changes you have made in your life are there decisions that you made that seemed undesirable at the time but, looking back, resulted in positive change?
Unpack
Unpack

Go around your group and have someone read each of the following verses. Don’t comment specifically on each one, but rather use the questions below to guide your responses as you consider all of the verses.

READ

Colossians 3:1 says that because we have been raised with Christ we should see the world and what He is doing in it (or what Jesus calls the “Kingdom of God”) through Jesus’ eyes and with the good things he has done in mind.

DISCUSS

  • What encouragement do you receive from these verses?
  • What can you learn about God from these verses?
Apply
Apply

Based on the verses we just read, there are a few things that we can do in response. Take a moment to reflect on these responses and then discuss each one together as a group.

Look at your life.

  • As you think about your own life, are there areas where you identify changes you could make in light of these scriptures?

Change your perspective.

  • Are there any areas in your life where you can trust God more and have this kind of perspective?

Establish non-negotiables.

  • What are some ways you can stay rooted in God when you go through times of transition in your life?
Closing
Closing
  • Invite each group member to share which application sticks out most in their life as they think about decisions they are currently facing.
  • Use this closing time to share prayer requests with each other and then close in a time of prayer.
Daily Bible Reading
Daily Bible Reading

Use the S.O.A.K. method to reflect on the verses below.

Scripture: Read the verses several times out loud.
Observation: As you read the scripture what do you observe.
Application: What is God wanting you to believe, do or feel based on what you have read?
Kneel: This is a chance to pray about what you have read and learned.