Ice Breaker

Summer is right around the corner. Are you ready for the heat?

Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is to challenge us to win at life by succeeding with people. We can learn to grow in our relationships with people, but it is going to take #PeopleSkills. 

Discussion Intro

In order to succeed at anything in life, we must learn to be successful in our relationships. But in order to have healthy relationships, we must become Likable. 

PEOPLE SKILLS #2 - Likeability 

Proverbs 11:30 NLT The seeds of good deeds become a tree of life; a wise person wins friends.

2 facts about likeability:

#1 - OUR LIKEABILITY CAN DETERMINE SOMEONES RESPONSE TO GOD

Q1 - When people come into contact with you, do they experience God's love?

Q2 - What are some good indicators that we are becoming more likable?

Q3 - Why do you think it's important to be likable when it comes to leading people to Jesus?

How we become likeable:

We need to first like ourselves

1. Jesus Commands us to love our neighbors the way we love ourselves. 

Mark 12:31 TPT And the second is this: ‘You must love your neighbor in the same way you love yourself.’ You will never find a greater commandment than these.”

Q4 - According to they scripture, how important is it that we genuinely love ourselves?

Q5 - If we don't love ourselves properly, how will that effect the way we love others?

Q6 - What are some ways you can improve the way you love yourself?

2. The first step to loving ourselves and others is putting our faith in Jesus to save us and purify our hearts. 

Titus 1:15 NLT Everything is pure to those whose hearts are pure. But nothing is pure to those who are corrupt and unbelieving, because their minds and consciences are corrupted.

Q6 - Do you have a more negative/critical perspective or positive/encouraging perspective on things? If it's more negative, how can you improve?

3. Declare what God says about you

Q7 - What are some things God declares about you that you can start speaking over yourself today?

Examples: (YOU DON'T NEED TO READ ALL OF THESE)

 @ I am more than a conquer through Christ.

            @ I am the apple of Gods eye.

            @ I am full of the Holy Spirit and power

            @ I am fully committed disciple of Christ.

            @ I am a child of God and I have a heavenly Father that takes care of me.

            @ I am forgiven and fully righteous in Christ.

            @ I am approved by God.

            @ I am called by God to be a world wide leader for the kingdom of heaven.

            @ I am blessed and walk in Gods favor.

            @ I am strong in the Lord and the power of His might.

            @ I am the head and not the tail.

            @ I am saved by grace, healed by His stripes, and free in Jesus name.

            @ I am rich, my God supplies all my need according to His riches in Glory.

            @ I am generous. I am blessed to be a blessing.

            @ I am wise, God gives me His wisdom every day to fulfill His purpose.

            @ I am full of Gods love.

            @ I am full of God's joy, peace and hope.

            @ I am Gods treasure, I am so valuable to God that He gave his only son for me.

Declaration:

(Choose some of the declarations and have the group repeat it)

Application:

This week, practice speaking some of these declarations over yourself. Any time you feel discouraged, stop and speak a declaration. 


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