Monday, February 9, 2015

February 9 - Small Group News!

Welcome to another beautiful Monday!

Tonight we will be discussing...

Manipulated by her father, she had little say over her own life circumstances and relationships.  But rather than dealing creatively with a difficult situation, she behaved like a perpetual victim, responding to sin with yet more sin, making things worse by competing with her sister and deceiving her father in return.
Her story can be found in Genesis 29-35

Join Authentic Living Ministries tonight at 8 PM as we discuss the following questions:
  1. How do you think most women would respond to the situation in which Rachel found herself (29:30)?  How would you respond?
  2. Discontentment is an insidious thing, trapping us into thinking that which was enough is no longer enough, and that which was satisfying is no longer satisfying.  Do you ever feel discontent because you don't "have it all"?  What can you do to resist such sentiments?
  3. Genesis 31 describes how Rachel stole her father's idols and then hid them.  When have you been in a situation that caused you to lie or cheat to protect yourself or someone else?  Describe it.  What could/should you have done differently?
  4. It's one of the paradoxes of life, revealed here in this tragic story of Rachel's death, that what we most want from life we often can only gain by giving up something else that's equally important to us.  Can you think of an instance in your own life in which gaining something you wanted required giving up something else?  Explain.

See you tonight!


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