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Community Group Questions for 1/6/19 Sermon and Text

Community Group Questions

“Guide to Overcoming” 1/6/19- Andy Smith

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Scripture: Read- 1 John 5:1-12

Series: A Guide to the Christian Life: A Study Through the Book of 1 John 

  1. 1. What makes the topic of sin so uncomfortable around other Christians, but so easy around those who are of the world?
    2. How long does it take before you realize that what you are doing is sinful and what is your typical response to sin in your life?
    3. Compare and discuss Gideon in Judges 6-8 (6:15 & 8:2-3) with Jephthah in Judges 11-12 (11:7 & 12:2-3).  
    4. When you are challenged by the world, how have you been trying to overcome?
    5. What is lacking in your faith that is keeping you from overcoming the world?
    6. Which of the individuals in Hebrews 11 might you find yourself being inspired by, because of their faith?
    7. What role can a Community Group play in your faith as you overcome the world?
    8. Why is looking to Jesus as the founder/author and perfecter/finisher of our faith so important when it comes to overcoming the world?
    Questions for Personal Reflection 
    1. John described the world as “the desires/lusts of the flesh and the desires/lusts of the eyes and the pride of life” (1 John 2:16).  Which of these have you confronted recently?
    2. What is the Jericho in your life?  What is the biggest challenge that the world has in front of you today?
    3. Who can you go to when you need help overcoming sin in your life?

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