Main Idea The sin of pride is the forerunner to all other sins in our lives. We will never fulfill our destiny until we deal with our pride. Starter Nothing gets at our pride quicker than feeling embarrassed. What is one of your most embarrassing moments? Discuss What comes to mind when you think of…

Main Idea When I love Jesus more than everything else, I’ll love everything else more.   Starter What is the longest time you’ve spent “binge-watching” a show? Playing video games? Surfing YouTube? (Be honest, this is a safe place!)   Discuss Gluttony is rooted in our priorities and our sense of control. What would the…

Starter What was the worst gift you gave or received this year? Main Idea God shows and expects open-handed generosity, not closed-fisted greed. Discuss Where did you see generosity or greed in an unexpected way this holiday season? This weekend we heard that greed is a relentless desire for more that causes a stumbling block…

Starter What is one Christmas tradition that has to happen for you or you don’t feel like it’s Christmas? Main Idea God is the Good Shepherd who not only leads us, but also pursues and subdues us. Discuss What difference do you feel it makes in your knowing that God not only leads us but…

Main Idea No matter how far we stray, we have a Good Shepherd who is eager to guide us on a path of abundance and life. Starter Share a time in your life when you got lost. What got you into trouble and how did you get out of it? Discuss When was a time…

Main Idea God sent His only Son to provide peace for our past, joy for our present and hope for our future. Starter What is causing you the most busyness or distraction this Christmas season? Discuss Has your past, present or future caused you the most stress during the Christmas season? What are you tempted…

Icebreaker What was the best and worst part of your Thanksgiving this year?    Main Idea God is committed to guiding and taking care of His flock no matter how many wrong turns we take.   Discuss This week we learned that the Good Shepherd leads His sheep to what they need in life –…

Main Idea We need to understand how sheep relate to their shepherd if we’re going to understand what Psalm 23 teaches us about our relationship with God. Starter For many of us, our concept of sheep is from children’s stories and cartoons. Who in the group has spent the most time around sheep? What were…

Main Idea Our God is a Good Shepherd. Starter How has or hasn’t Psalm 23 been a factor in your life and faith journey? Discuss When you think of God as a shepherd what images or ideas come to mind? Who in your life has modeled for you what it means to be a good…

Main Idea We forgive because Jesus forgave us. Discuss What’s something that someone else forgave you for that you probably didn’t deserve their forgiveness? Which of these misconceptions of forgiveness have you believed or practiced? Forgiveness is conditional Forgiveness means it didn’t hurt Forgiveness includes restoring a relationship Forgiveness means forgetting Forgiveness removes consequences Genuine…

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