How did the past two lessons make you think about your role here at VRL?
Can you share a story where nothing turned out how you planned it?
Have you experienced being part of severe dysfunctional family or group or have witnessed either one? What was it that stood out to you that you identified it as dysfunctional?
Have you known anyone that came from generations of bad behavior, yet broke the cycle and started a new life? What was it about that person that allowed them to take that step?
When society defines someone as a victim, why is it we sometimes rally around that person and sometimes we fail to show any empathy? What does that say about how we think of the circumstances of others?
Why do you think it’s so hard to overcome our past and decide not to repeat the sins of our families, role models, or anybody who set an example for us? How does our relationship with God factor into this?
Apply SOAP (Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer) to:
Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
- Read the verses out loud together
- Share your observations
- Discuss Application
- Close in Prayer
What steps can be taken to show our freedom in Christ?