Sunday, February 12, 2017

Questions: You Don't Have What It Takes

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Micro Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Micro Group, feel free to use them on your own.

This week we started a new series called Flip The Script and talked about "You Don't Have What It Takes" If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. Consider starting with a fun icebreaker game: Two Truths & A Lie. Here's how you play:
    • Give each person a piece of paper. Ask them to write two truths about themselves, and one lie about themselves. Each player will read the three statements and everyone else will guess as to which is the lie. The goal is to write true statements that sound like they might not be true and/or to write a lie that sounds like it could be true.
  2. What's a lie your parents told you, or you tell your kids:
    • You can't swim for 30 minutes after eating?
    • Carrots improve your eyesight?
    • Don't make that face or it will stay that way?
    • Something else?
  3. This week at Verve we started a new series, "Flip The Script." We're talking about lies people commonly believe about themselves or about life, that can limit us and hold us back from fully living. This week's lie was, "You don't have what it takes."
  4. Where have you seen the "You don't have what it takes" lie attack your life? (It might be at work, or with your parenting, or spiritually, or in marriage....)
  5. Why do you think you're tempted to believe this lie? What forces are at work tempting you to think you just can't do it? (It might be that you heard this lie from a parent? Or it could be the result of comparing yourself to others. Or....)
  6. In the message, Vince said the truth is: "With God, I have everything I need, to do everything I need to do."
    • What makes it difficult for you to believe that?
    • What helps you to know it's true.
  7. Let's look at a couple of Bible verses that speak to this:
    • 2 Peter 1:3, "By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life."
    • "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."
  8. Those verses teach us that even if we don't have what it takes, God does, and he is willing to supply us with whatever we need. What would help you to believe that?
  9. God has what we need, but we need to turn to him to receive what we need.
    • What gets in the way of you turning to God and asking for his help?
    • What could you do this week to help you turn to and rely on God more than you did last week? What's the best next step you could take with this?
  10. Prayer Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is this there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)