The Grass Is Not Greener
1. What are your personal experiences with divorce?
2. Pastor Chris stated that “we are the result of our decisions” and that “good or bad, all our decision will have consequences”. What is one of your bad decisions and the resulting consequences? What is one of your good decisions and the resulting consequences?
3. Pastor Chris provided the order for our focus and priorities as 1) God 2) spouse 3) children. What challenges do you anticipate or have you faced with your priorities in this order? How will Satan attack you with obstacles, distractions, or hindrances in your day to day life or in life’s major decisions and issues? How should you be prepared to respond to Satan and those challenges?
4. Pastor Chris stated that children need love, discipline, and time. What are your experiences with these growing up and how did it help shape you? If you were to evaluate these three items in relation to you and your children, which is the easiest or hardest for you and why? How could you improve on these areas if you committed yourself to do so?
5. Pastor Chris spoke about fresh starts, clearly communicating at home, parental packs, and making Jesus Lord of your home. Pick one of these and discuss your personal experiences as well as how your experiences have shaped your current relationships with either your parents or your children.
1. What was the makeup of your family growing up? How many people lived in your home?
2. How does it make you feel that God’s plan includes winning by surrendering?
3. Who is the person who needs to be “right” in your home? Is it worth it do be “right” or “win” all the time?
4. Which fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) is seen most in your home? In which fruit would you like to see personal growth?
5. Of those blessed in Matthew 5:3-12, with which one do you most closely identify?
6. What can you change at your home this week to make it a better place?
Construction or Deconstruction?
1. Was your childhood filled with encouraging or discouraging words? How has it affected you?
2. Pastor Chris talked about speaking life or death over people. What memories do you have of each?
3. We can fix our foundations by removing untruths and replacing them with truth. What untruths or lies do you need to remove from your life?
4. What truth from the Bible do you need to begin incorporating into your life? What steps can you take this week to begin placing this truth in you?
5. To whom do you need to speak life and what will you say?
A Faulty Foundation
1. If you could go back to childhood and ask God to change one thing in your family, what would it be?
2. In Galatians 6, it is made clear that we reap what we sow. Describe the fruit from your childhood. What are you sowing now in your own family?
3. What are the faults in your foundation?
4. A home – not a weekend worship experience or even a group environment – is the best place to build a healthy family. What roles and responsibilities have you let languish or expected others to complete?
5. Do you think “anything is possible” in your family? Describe how that looks. What is your dream?
6. What is one step your family can take this week to strengthen or repair the foundation?
The Worst Day Ever
1. What does Easter mean to you?
2. How are you like the disciples who hid and grieved after the death of Jesus?
3. Have you buried a dream? Explain.
4. Is your life lived more in Saturday (defeat) or in Sunday (victory)? How do we begin to live daily in a victory mindset?
5. Pastor Chris spoke of a woman who was desperate to get to Jesus. How desperate are you?
Two Minute Warning
1. Are you following Jesus or are you trying to convince him to follow you?
2. Name one person you know who doesn’t have a relationship with Jesus. What will you do this week to influence their next steps?
3. The “day of grace” will end. How does that make you feel?
4. We are told to work until the return of Christ, what are you doing?
5. Pastor Chris showed a clip of kids running into the arms of their fathers, much like God is waiting for people to return to him. How does that make you feel?