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Key Thought:

Relationship change starts first by pursuing God together.


Key Quote

“To get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done.” Pastor Bil Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What are some crazy things people do in the name of love?
  • What’s the best love story you’ve ever heard?
  • What is your dream weekend getaway?
  • What is the worst relationship advice you’ve ever heard?


Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What are some reasons people can get lazy in a marriage or relationship?
  • How can attending and getting involved in church affect someone’s relationships?
  • How can our relationship with God affect our relationship with others?
  • What does it look like to keep pursuing your spouse even after getting married?


Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • How do you desire your spouse or future spouse to pursue you? What would meaningful pursuit look like to you?
  • When was the last time you had a getaway with your spouse? How strong do you feel your marriage was in that moment? If you are not married yet, what are some getaways you envision for you and your spouse one day?
  • Is your daily relationship with God your main priority? How does the strength of your relationship with God reflect the strength of your marriage or relationship?
  • What is one thing you could do weekly to grow your relationship with your spouse? If single, what is one thing you could do once married?


Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you so much for your constant pursuit of us. Since marriage is a reflection of you and the church, help us learn to constantly pursue our spouse and those we care about. We want to better display love, compassion, and grace as we become more like you. In your name we pray, Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.

No marriage can thrive with a lack of time together. Quality time is essential to build a stronger marriage. Write out your top three date night ideas separately, and then go over them together. Make time over the next few months to do each of them and then make a new list.

A good relationship will learn to make amazing moments the norm. There will be constant pursuit, frequent acts of service, and consistent intentionality. To start getting in this habit, find a way to meaningfully compliment your spouse, significant other, or someone you know every day for the next week. Come back to LifeGroup next week and share the results.

We all need to hear words of encourage, especially from those closest to us. Whenever something comes to mind you love, admire or appreciate about someone close to you, commit to voicing it to them as soon as possible.


Scriptures

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:24 NIV

I follow close behind you…. Psalm 63:8 TLB

They…pursued hard after them… Judges 20:45 KJV

So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. Genesis 29:20 NLT

So remember where you were before you fell. Change your hearts and do what you did at first. Revelation 2:5 NCV

So if you know of an opportunity to do the right thing today, yet you refrain from doing it, you’re guilty of sin. James 4:17 TPT

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another… Hebrews 10:24-25a NLT

..Abishai son of…killed the Philistine…After this, there was another battle against the Philistines at Gob…Sibbecai..killed Saph, another descendant of the giants…Elhanan son of Jair from Bethlehem killed the brother of Goliath…In another battle with the Philistines at Gath, they encountered a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot..but when he defied and taunted Israel, he was killed by Jonathan, the son of David’s brother Shimea. These four Philistines were descendants of the giants of Gath, but David and his warriors killed them. 2 Samuel 21:17-22 NLT


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