Community Groups Week of April 23rd

Community Groups Week of April 23rd

Announcements :

* "FEEDING SOUTH FLORIDA" -  Community Group serving Opportunity - On May 20th ALL community groups will be serving at "Feeding South Florida" - Review handout for details. SIGN UP TODAY!! 

* STUDENT CAMP: UNLEASHED MISSIONS Camp mobilizes middle and high-school students to serve their community. DATES: July 10th- 14th 2017  

Very Important: Please click on the link below for the week # 1 Leader video:

 

Main Text:   2 Kings 5:1-12

Sermon Title: Identity, Part 1: Identity Inventory

SUGGESTED DISCUSSION QUESTIONS...

(Please feel free to modify questions to accommodate your specific group!)

HIGH/LOW:  What was the high point of your week and the low point?

Please read:   2 Kings 5:1-12

  • What are the different ways Naaman tried to display his significance?

  • How do people do the same types of things today?

  • How does our attitude change when our resources, our wisdom, or our status have little relevance to our identity? 

  • How do we wrap our identity in the superficial, in the temporary? 

  • If you are honest with yourself, which of those categories do you most find your significance in?

  • This past week, what was something you tried to "prove" about yourself? In other words, "I hope people see me as _________?"

  • Why do you think you tend to do that?

  • *** What does God say about our identity? How does God define us? ***

    • Leaders: Push people to see themselves as God seems them! See below: 

      • I belong to God- 1 Cor. 6:20

      • Citizen of Heaven- Phil. 3:20

      • Adopted as God's child - Eph. 1:5

      • Redeemed and forgiven - Col. 1:14

      • Hidden with Christ in God - Col. 3:3

      • Complete in Christ- Col. 2:10

Theme/Quote:

  • He had everything you could want out of his life. Wealth? He had boatloads. Connections? He rubbed shoulders with the most significant people of the time. Power? He was a war hero, that now had armies at his command. He even made a splash in the fashion world. There was one major problem... he had leprosy. But the sickness in his heart was actually worse than the disease on his skin. Despite all he had, he spent his life trying to prove his significance and find his identity. But God took this man on a journey to brokenness. And when he got there he found restoration he could have only hoped to be possible. Let us introduce you to a man named Naaman.

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