Sunday, March 12, 2017

Questions: You Should Just Give Up

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 continued our series called Flip The Script and talked about "You Should Just Give Up" If you missed it, you can listen to it here.

  1. What is your favorite movie or story about someone who refused to give up? Why do you like it?
  2. The Bible tells us that Satan is real. He is the source of evil in our world, and he is the personal enemy of each of us. He wants to keep us from God and the life God has for us. One way he does that is through getting us to believe lies. Read John 8:44, "He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native tongue, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
  3. How do you feel about the fact that you have a spiritual enemy who is trying to get you to believe lies?
  4. Jesus said, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." Jesus came to bring us truth that can set us free in life. How does that make you feel?
  5. One lie Satan uses against us is that we should just give up. He may try to do this through attacking us with devastating circumstances. When have you experienced that? What happened?
  6. Satan also may seek to get us to give up through discouraging people. When have you experienced that? How did you respond to it?
  7. Satan may also attack us with demoralizing accusations. Have you ever experienced people false accusing you of things? Or have you ever had thoughts like, "I am what I've done. I ruined my life with my sin" or "People are always going to think of you as..."?
  8. The way we flip the script is by rejecting the lies, and believing the truth that God says about us. God says, if you just put your faith in Him:
    • You are His adopted child.
    • You have been chosen.
    • You are made holy through Jesus.
    • You have been called.
    • Nothing can separate you from the love of God.
  9. How does it make you feel to hear those truths about yourself?
  10. What would help you to better believe those truths about yourself?
  11. 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?)