Icebreaker

If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be?

Main Scripture:

Judges 16:16 NLT

16 She tormented him with her nagging day after day until he was sick to death of it.

17 Finally, Samson shared his secret with her. “My hair has never been cut,” he confessed, “for I was dedicated to God as a Nazirite from birth. If my head were shaved, my strength would leave me, and I would become as weak as anyone else.”

Discussion:

Sampson was known for his tremendous strength. God gifted him with so much strength that he was able to defeat 1000 philistines with nothing but the jaw bone of a donkey. But even though he had a tremendous gift, he still had a sinful nature that would eventually lead to a huge downfall in his life. 

Q1 - Take a moment to share with the group what gifts God has given you. 

Q2 - What do you think is more important? Using your gifts or having a deep relationship with God?

Q3 - Why do you think our gifts are more effective when we are closer to God?

the devil cannot take anything from you. You have to willingly give it up. 

Q4 - When do we "willingly" give something to the enemy?

Q5 - The enemy can't take anything from you without you giving it up. Knowing this, how does this change the way you walk through life?

You can make a comeback!

Proverbs 24:15-16 MSG

Don’t interfere with good people’s lives;
    don’t try to get the best of them.
No matter how many times you trip them up,
    God-loyal people don’t stay down long;
Soon they’re up on their feet,
    while the wicked end up flat on their faces.

Q6 - How does hearing this scripture encourage you in the season that you're in?

Q6 -  Is there an area of your life that you're ready to begin making an impact?

If Jesus is on the scene, your failure is not final!

Q7 - Is there a failure that turned into a victory in your life? 

Q8 - Read James 1:2-3. Why should we be joyful when we run into trials?

Declaration:

I declare that I am making a comeback in my relationships, in my ministry, in my vision, and in my life overall! I believe that God can restore anything that I have lost in life! I declare that I am MORE than a conqueror and that Jesus already paid the price for me! In Jesus name, Amen!

Application:

Practice preaching to yourself this week! Don't wait for someone to encourage you, but take time to speak God's word into your own life and encouraging yourself with His word! (Example: tell yourself that you are called, that you are more than a conqueror, that you are the head and not the tail, etc.)

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Care project of the month: backpacks for inner city kids!

Care Groups are taking on the Care Project of the month. Our group's goal is to sponsor 50 backpacks for our backpack giveaway on August 5th. Each backpack, with supplies, costs $10. Let's all do out part and sponsor 50 backpacks as a group this month!

3 ways to make an impact:

1. Text to Give

Text TWWO to 77977

2. Website 

http://www.thewayworldoutreach.org/donate

3. The Way World Outreach App

  • Click Give
  • Select "Care Group Offering" fund
  • Write down the group leader's name