God's Love Changes Our Fight - August 11

 
 
 

God’s Love Changes Our Fight
Group Discussion Guide

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Catch-Up

  • What was your highlight from the past week? What was your low point from the last week?

Reading/Discussion

  • Read the sermon text for this week.

  • How did this sermon/text deepen your faith? How did it challenge you? Explain.

  • What resonated with you most from this sermon/text? Explain.

  • How often are you mindful of the spiritual realms and spiritual warfare?

  • When you think of spiritual warfare, do you tend to disbelieve it or dwell on it too much? Why?

  • Dan shared the enemy’s strategy for attacking us personally and mentioned: Deception, distraction, division, and isolation. Where have you seen spiritual warfare in your life recently in these regards? What does it feel like when you are in moments of intense battle? How do these moments challenge your relationship with God?

  • How would it change the way you view oppressive government, war, false religions, sexual immorality, and materialism if you understood them as expressions of spiritual warfare?

  • Ephesians 6 mentions six different expressions of the armor of God. Which of these specifically do you need to focus on to better prepared for battle? Why?

  • When you think about spiritual warfare, is your focus more defensive or offensive? Explain.

  • How would being more mindful of spiritual warfare change your prayer life?

  • How does this passage or sermon challenge you to live differently this week?

 

Encouragement

  • What do you sense God doing in you that you need to respond to?

  • What do you sense God doing around you that you think he is inviting you into?

  • What do you sense God doing through you that you need courage for?

 

Accountability: At this time, the group may want to split into smaller, gendered groups.

  • Who are you in God’s eyes? Who are you in the eyes of this group?

  • What has your time in God’s Word and prayer been like this week?

  • What have you learned from Jesus this week?

  • Have you consistently reflected the love of Christ to those in your life this week?

  • Where have you wrestled with temptation this week?

  • What strongholds have you wrestled with this week?

  • Have you been 100% honest?

Prayer: Spend time as a group in prayer for anything that may have surfaced from the discussion/accountability time that you personally feel like needs to be brought before the Lord.

 
SermonDan Hamel