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Life Group Guide (08.20.17)

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For the week of August 20-26
Sermon Series: Bullies
Week 2: Lust (Watch or Listen to This Week's Message)

Impact Team Focus: Kids


Main Thought for the Week: The easiest way to transform your fleshly desires is to walk by the Spirit. The Spirit (cause) dictates our fruit (effect).

Main Passage: Galatians 5:16-25 (NIV)

16 So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever[a] you want. 18 But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.

19 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

Reflection Question:

  • What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message, and why?

Discussion Questions:

  • How will walking in the Spirit produce different fruit from walking in the flesh?
  • How can you start walking in the Spirit this week?
  • How can reading the Bible change us?
  • How can prayer change us?
  • How can we pray for you?

Prayer Targets:

Pray for individual requests in the group, pray for people being reached out to by group members by name, and pray for the growth and health of Grace City.

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