Sunday, July 28, 2019

Free: Free From What Other People Think

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.
This week we continued the series called Free and talked about Free From What Other People ThinkIf you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. What's one unique role you had in the family you were brought up in? 
  2. On a scale of 1-10, (1 being you don't care and 10 being you care a lot) what would you rate yourself on how much you value what others think of you? Why?
  3. In the message this week, Pastor David talked about personality types of the ruler (holds people accountable for their obedience to the rules), ruled (looks to the ruler with respect), rebel (acts against the authority of the ruler), runner (desires to avoid conflict, living life in seclusion). Which one of these best describes you and why?
  4. Galatians 1:10 in the New Testament of the Bible says, "Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?" Which one do you lean towards more, human approval or God's approval? How can both of these be dangerous at times?
  5. Do you believe there's no way to earn God's approval? Why or why not? 
  6. How can you be free in your relationship with Jesus when you are tempted to worry about what other people think?
  7. What area of your life tends to be the most challenging when not seeking the approval of others? What is one step you can take today to be free in this area?
  8. Weekly Check In Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)