Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dream to Destiny: Overcoming Bitterness

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 Dream to Destiny and talked about Overcoming BitternessIf you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. Describe your favorite meal- appetizer, drink, entree and/ or dessert.
  2. How do you punish the people you are bitter towards?
  3. Read Genesis 45:4-5 in the Old Testament of the Bible. When have you gotten to experience God going before you in your life to prepare a way for you?
  4. Do you think you would be able to forgive your brothers if you were Joseph? Why or why not?
  5. What part of forgiveness is the hardest for you? Releasing the right to retaliate, restoring the relationship, or recognizing the sovereignty of God? Why?
  6. Have you accepted God's forgiveness? If so, how does this help you in forgiving others in your life? If not, what's holding you back from accepting it?
  7. If you were in Joseph's shoes, how would you have handled seeing your brothers for the first time in 23 years when the last time you saw them, they sold you into slavery?
  8. Who have you struggled to forgive in your life? Have you forgiven them? If so, tell us about it. If not, what's preventing you from taking that next step?
  9. 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?)