Glencairn MB Church
Adaptibility - The Neglected Secret to Relationships
Locations & Times
  • Glencairn Church
    725 Erinbrook Dr, Kitchener, ON N2E 2P8, Canada
    Sunday 10:15 AM
Going Deeper is designed for use with your small group, a friend or on you own. Its aim is to create time for you to spend with God and his word. Do as much or as little as you like. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact one of our pastoral staff.
1. Pray for the needs of your Life Group, for our church and our leaders, for personal and corporate renewal, and to allow God’s word to transform us. Share a recent entry from your Life Journal with the group.
2. This Sunday, we finished our series on the keys to building God-honouring healthy relationships. The focus was on adaptability – the neglected secret to Relationships. What thoughts or questions did the message raise for you? Which ones encouraged you or posed a challenge toyou?
3. Consider a significant event or set of circumstances in your life that was/is beyond your control. How well do you think you (and spouse if married) adapted to the situation? What were some of the obstacles (attitudes/behaviour/mind) you needed to overcome to persevere? What did you learn about adaptability, going through this event?

Video on Adaptability

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5. Adaptability is the capacity to adjust to things beyond your control. Psychologists suggest that those who have a positive attitude, are optimistic, able to regulate emotions, and see failure as a form of helpful feedback, are more able to get up after being knocked down by life. What are some of the challenges for you, to exhibit this kind of resilience?
6. Read Phil 4:11-13; Rom 12:2; Deut 31:6. What do you think Paul means when he talks about the “secret of being content”? Are there any fears you wish to confess and break free from? Where do we find the strength to face uncertain circumstances? As you are able, share with one another how you’ve experienced this kind of strength.
7. Take a moment of silence to consider how God is speaking to you. Is He asking you to make changes or to do something new? What concrete steps of response do you want to take? How can your group support you in the next steps to building God-honouring healthy relationships?