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Key Thought:

Launch your life by letting God be your strength.


Key Quote

“If you never need, you never will experience God’s power.” Pastor Bil Cornelius



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • Name a leader you admire and what about them inspires you.
  • When you were little what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • What is your least favorite form of exercise?
  • What apps exist today that make it easy to compare our lives with others?



Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • Why is it that nobody wants to feel weak? What is it about weakness that we don’t like?
  • How can social media sometimes become incredibly toxic in our lives?
  • What is it about comparison that makes us feel like we are not enough?
  • What messages do we hear every day that try to convince us we are not enough?



Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • Would you say you are most susceptible to fall into sin when you are 1. Hungry 2. Angry 3. Lonely 4. Tired? What is it about that area that makes you vulnerable?
  • Big or small, what do you regularly do to have an experience with God?
  • What is an area of need that you’ve seen God work in? Tell the group your God story.
  • What is the big thing you need to ask God to provide?



Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, help us to set our pride aside, hold onto you, and allow you to work freely in our weaknesses so we can do more for you. In your name we pray, Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Nobody likes to feel weak. If they did it’d be concerning! Yet, that’s the very thing we’re actually called to boast in according to Scripture. By boasting in our weaknesses, it paves the way for God to display his strength in that area. Identify an area in your life where you are weak, surrender it to God every morning, and ask for him to continually give you the strength you need for that day.
  • You may have heard the saying, “Comparison is the killer of joy.” It’s true, and social media can be one of the worst avenues for comparison. Commit to A. Taking a social media fast as long as you feel necessary and B. Turning off your phone 2 hours before you go to bed so you can rest and get a better night’s sleep.
  • Find someone in the group to confide in regarding your weaknesses, then ask them to help you stay focused on how God can use His strength in that area.
  • Prayerfully consider leaving this LifeGroup and starting your own.


Scriptures

When the victorious Israelite army was returning home after David had killed the Philistine, women from all the towns of Israel came out to meet King Saul. They sang and danced for joy with tambourines and cymbals. This was their song: “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his ten thousands!” This made Saul very angry. “What’s this?” he said. “They credit David with ten thousands and me with only thousands. Next they’ll be making him their king!” So from that time on Saul kept a jealous eye on David. 1 Samuel 18:6-9 NLT

So to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 NLT

God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Matthew 5:3 NLT

“You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and his rule.” Matthew 5:3 MSG

For He satisfies the longing soul and fills the hungry soul with good. Psalm 107:9 AMP

Now to Him Who, by the power that is at work within us, is able to do superabundantly, far over and above all that we ask or think… Ephesians 3:20 AMP

Ask, and God will give to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened. Matthew 7:7-8 NCV


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