God's Love Changes Our Marriage, Pt 1 - July 14

 
 
 

God’s Love Changes Our Marriage, Pt. 1
Group Discussion Guide

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Catch-Up

  • What was your highlight from the past week? What was your low point from the last week?

Reading/Discussion

  • Read the sermon text for this week.

  • How did this sermon/text deepen your faith? How did it challenge you? Explain.

  • What resonated with you the most from this sermon/text? Explain.

  • What do the terms “submit” and “respect” mean to you? How do these play a role in your marriage? If you are single, what would humility and respect look like in your relationships?

  • How do the marital roles as proposed here in Ephesians challenge you or encourage you?

  • When was a time in your relationships or marriage where you did not give The other person the respect each other deserves? What happened? How did you both resolve this tension?

  • In 2-5 years, how do you want your marriage to be different? What kind of marriage do you see? What do you want to be the same? In what ways would you like to see your marriage continue to grow?

  • Which couple in your life would you say exemplifies a godly marriage? Why?

  • How does this passage or sermon challenge you to live differently this week?

 

Encouragement

  • What do you sense God doing in you that you need to respond to?

  • What do you sense God doing around you that you think he is inviting you into?

  • What do you sense God doing through you that you need courage for?

 

Accountability: At this time, the group may want to split into smaller, gendered groups.

  • Who are you in God’s eyes? Who are you in the eyes of this group?

  • What has your time in God’s Word and prayer been like this week?

  • Have you consistently reflected the love of Christ to those in your life this week?

  • Where have you wrestled with temptation this week?

  • What strongholds have you wrestled with this week?

  • What steps will you take to avoid temptation?

  • Have you been 100% honest?

Prayer: Spend time as a group in prayer for anything that may have surfaced from the discussion/accountability time that you personally feel like needs to be brought before the Lord.