- Do you like animated movies? Which is your favorite?
- Have you seen the new Incredibles 2 movie? If so, who did you see it with? Did you like it better than the original?
God doesn’t want us to live a “normal’ life. We’ve been created by God to do GREAT things. Read this scripture out loud:
1 Peter 2:9 “You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
- We are supposed to stand out—to look different than those who don’t know Him. When do you find this hard to do?
- When have you seen God use you to show His light to those in darkness?
- What areas of darkness do you struggle with? What can you do to proclaim His light in all areas of your life?
Pastor Todd reminded us that God created us in His image and calls us His children. Read this scripture out loud:
Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
- When your week gets busy, how can you keep God’s perspective of your identity?
- When is a time that you felt unloved or unwanted?
- What does being loved with an everlasting love from the Father mean to you?
- Your identity is your most valuable possession.
- When you hear that, what comes to mind?
- What are some ways that you can remind yourself of your true identity?
- You are a conqueror, an overcomer. Your life is significant and extremely valuable.
- Do you believe this?
- Are there remnants of your “old self” that are holding you back?
- You are vital to the mission and work that God has for us to do together.
- What gifts and abilities has God given you to share with others?
- Have you found a place to utilize the gifts and talents God has given you?
- How can we encourage each other to fully participate in God’s mission?
- Commit to pray this week for sensitivity to God’s purpose and plan for you.
- What action do you need to take this week to remember who God says you are? Perhaps commit 2 Corinthians 5:17 to memory.
- Every day this week: find at least one person who you can help. Perhaps keep a journal or log to share with the group.
- Collect prayer requests from those in your group
- Pray together as a group