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Key Thought:

In this new year, choose to put on the mind of Christ.


Key Quote

“God never forgets our prayers so we shouldn’t forget His promises.”- Ps. Zacc Young



Start talking. Find a conversation starter for your group.
  • What’s one of your fun New Year’s resolutions?
  • What is a New Year’s resolution you kept?
  • What is a new skill you’d love to learn?
  • If you could have a theme song, what would yours be?



Start thinking. Ask a thoughtful question.
  • What would change in the world if we saw each other the way God sees us?
  • What are examples of old mindsets we should let go?
  • What is at stake if there are other people in the world waiting for our obedience to God?
  • What does scripture mean when it says to put on new wine skins?



Start sharing. Choose questions that create openness.
  • What plans are you submitting to God?
  • What can you give thanks to God in prayer from the past year?
  • What old mindsets do you need to let go so God can further work through you?
  • What is one of your New Year’s resolutions that your LifeGroup can help hold you accountable in?



Start praying. Be bold, and pray with power.

Dear Jesus, thank you for your gift of salvation. Thank you for your scripture that shows us what it means to have a new mindset in Christ. Help us to live that out this week. Amen.



Start doing. Commit to a step and live it out this week.
  • Commit to praying every day, starting with giving thanks for all that God has given you, praying about your struggles, and close by lifting up others in prayer.
  • Pick a goal for the next year and ask your LifeGroup to help hold you accountable.
  • Confess any mindsets that doesn’t reflect how God thinks. Pray Romans 12:2 for a renewed mind.
  • Write down what you think of yourself, then what God says of you, and then compare.


Scriptures

In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment. He was a devout, God-fearing man, as was everyone in his household. He gave generously to the poor and prayed regularly to God. Acts 10:1-2 NLT

Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalms 100:4 NIV

One afternoon about three o’clock, he had a vision in which he saw an angel of God coming toward him. “Cornelius!” the angel said. Cornelius stared at him in terror. “What is it, sir he asked the angel.” And the angel replied, “Your prayers and gifts to the poor have been received by God as an offering! Now send some men to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. He is staying with Simon, a tanner who lives near the seashore.” As soon as the angel was gone, Cornelius called two of his household servants and a devout soldier, one of his personal attendants. He told them what had happened and sent them off to Joppa.” Acts 10:3-8 NLT

But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 NLT

The next day as Cornelius’s messengers were nearing the town, Peter went up on the flat roof to pray. It was about noon, and he was hungry. But while a meal was being prepared, he fell into a trance. He saw the sky open, and something like a large sheet was let down by its four corners. In the sheet were all sorts of animals, reptiles, and birds. Then a voice said to him, “Get up, Peter; kill and eat them.” “No, Lord,” Peter declared. “I have never eaten anything that our Jewish laws have declared impure and unclean.” Acts 10:9-14 NLT

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the wine would burst the wineskins, and the wine and the skins would both be lost. New wine calls for new wineskins.” Mark 2:22 NLT

“You know it is against our laws for a Jewish man to enter a Gentile home like this or to associate with you. But God has shown me that I should no longer think of anyone as impure or unclean. So I came without objection as soon as I was sent for. Now tell me why you sent for me.” Cornelius replied, “Four days ago I was praying in my house about this same time, three o’clock in the afternoon. Suddenly, a man in dazzling clothes was standing in front of me. He told me, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your gifts to the poor have been noticed by God! Now send messengers to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. He is staying in the home of Simon, a tanner who lives near the seashore.’ So I sent for you at once, and it was good of you to come. Now we are all here, waiting before God to hear the message the Lord has given you.” Acts 10:15-33 NLT


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