More Than Enough

Goals for this Week’s Study:

  • Review Pastor Daniel’s sermon from Sunday morning.

  • Help group members (especially new members) get to know one another.

  • Reflect on the next steps that have been taken over the past week.

 

Getting Started:

Open your group with prayer.

 

SHARE: If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?

 

Scripture:

-       “The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really say you must not eat the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden,” the woman replied. “It’s only the fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden that we are not allowed to eat. God said, ‘You must not eat it or even touch it; if you do, you will die.’” “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves.” – Genesis 3:1-7

 

Sermon Notes: Take time to let everyone share some of the notes they took or anything that stood out to them from the message. Use this time to get everyone in your group talking (a good tip for this situation would be to go around the room and have everyone share one thing that stuck out to them from Pastor Daniel’s sermon)! Keep in mind, not everyone may feel comfortable talking yet, so try your best to help assist them in any way you can!

 

Study Questions

  1. Has there ever been a moment where you’ve felt like you weren’t good enough? What made you think that?
  2. How do you know if you’re believing the lie that you’re not good enough? (You begin to compare yourself to other people)
  3. Why is it dangerous to compare ourselves to other people? (Proverbs 14: Envy rots the bones)
  4. Pastor Daniel made the statement that “Jealousy takes the focus off what you do have and puts the focus on what you don’t have.” Can thinking like this have a negative impact on what God has called us to do with our lives?
  5. What is one unique trait/thing about you? (Have EVERYONE answer)
  6. Pastor Daniel said that you can’t stop thoughts from coming into your mind, but you can control what you do with them once they are there! What 4 things did he tell us to do when this happens? (Stop it, Start Celebrating, Be Content With What You Have, & Trust God When Life Seems Unfair)
  7. How can your group help you with these 4 things this week?

 

Final Thoughts:

  • You cannot fulfill God’s purpose in your life if you’re envying someone else’s.
  • We insult God when we believe we’re not good enough.
  • When you begin to compare yourself, it will blind you from your uniqueness
  • It is your uniqueness that God wants to use to change the world!
  • Jealousy and comparison distract you from your purpose

 

Pray Over Your Group!

Pray for every next step that will be taken this week, and that all members will be able to see themselves as God sees them!

Zach Hacker