Group Discussion Questions
- How does your identity impact how you live your life?
- In what ways do you daily struggle to die to your old self and put on the new self?
Apprenticeship Module - Activity
Pair up with someone in your discussion group that you didn’t come with. Pray together and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal ways in which you need him to transform you. Review your daily devotional reflections and share the struggles and desires of your heart with each other. The purpose of this exercise is to be helpful in supporting each other – not to go “sin hunting” or interrogating each other. If there is a struggle shared, love each other by praying and tangibly supporting each other this week.
Conviction is where you become aware you are not living as God has commanded you to.
Contrition is feeling sorrow for sinning against God and people.
Confession is when you name your sin to God and ask God to forgive you. Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, we are forgiven, cleansed, and freed from sin’s power. When we confess our sins we remember that our guilt has been dealt with and we joyfully receive God’s grace.
Change is making a plan to live differently. It is answering the question: How will I die to myself and live for Jesus in this area of life? In order to answer that question, you may need wisdom from a friend or the word of God. Changing is a joyful act of worship that doesn’t only entail stopping an old behavior, but always includes starting (or re-starting) a new behavior that is in line with God’s will and our new identity in him.