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Insomniac - Week 5

Insomniac - Week 5

MY FAMILY

  • What's one thing you're pretty sure makes your family unique? A tradition, celebration, etc.

  • Is there currently anything you worry about in your family?


VIEW


DISCUSS

  • Share observations about the clip

  • What family issues is the video portraying?


STUDY

Read the verses below. Discuss what each passage has to say about families. Consider how they relate to you and your own family.

  • Psalm 68:5-7

  • Proverbs 12:7

  • Ephesians 1:4-6

  • Matthew 6:25-34

  • Philippians 4:6-7


APPLICATION

  • What are your takeaways?

  • How will our discussion today apply to you tomorrow?

  • Have each person identify which of the Insomniac topics are currently “keeping them up at night.” (Purpose, anger, the future, regrets, family)  Pray for each person.

Insomniac - Week 4

Insomniac - Week 4

REGRET

  • What was the highlight of your week?

  • Anything you regret this week?

  • Tell about something in your life you regret: a decisions, a purchase, something you said.

  • Has that incident had any impact on your thoughts or actions today?


VIEW


DISCUSS

  • Share observations about the clip.

  • What are some words that describe the thoughts & feelings associated with regret?

  • Have you dealt with the regrets in your life?


STUDY

Read the verses below. Discuss what each passage has to say about regret. Consider how they relate to you and your own regrets.

  • Psalm 6: 1-3

  • The Prodigal Son - Luke 15:11-24

  • Peter's denial - Matthew 26:31-35 and 26:69-75

  • Psalm 25:1-10

Insomniac - Week 3

Insomniac - Week 3

THE FUTURE

  • When you were young, what did you think “the future” would be like?

  • Talk about one thing when you were younger that you wanted to do in the future.


VIEW


DISCUSS

Clip 1:

  • Is the world a better or worse place than it used to be?

  • Do you believe the future will be better or worse than today?  

Clip 2:

  • The host wrestles with his current situation, and how it will play out in the future. Can you identify with him? Why or why not?

  • How does the future look different from where you were to where you are now?

  • Is the future a "scary place"? Why or why not?


STUDY

What key thoughts or ideas about the future stood out to you from Gene’s weekend message?

We often worry about our own lives, and what’s ahead. We also can be anxious about what’s going to happen in the world around us. Read any or all of the verses below, then talk about how they portray life and the future. 

1. Ecclesiastes 8:7
2. Psalm 139:14-16
3. Ecclesiastes 3:11-14
4. Psalm 37:37-38
5. Matthew 6:25-34


APPLICATION

What are your takeaways?

How will our discussion today apply to you tomorrow?

Insomniac - Week 2

Insomniac - Week 2

ANGER

  • Have you ever seen someone completely lose it – at a sporting event, at work, in a movie?

  • What was the reaction of people around him/her? 

  • Is anger always bad? Why or why not?


VIEW

Watch this video first for a humorous look from Hollywood at some of the dynamics of dealing with anger. Or you can skip this and watch video #2 for a personal perspective.


DISCUSS

  • Share observations about the clip(s).

  • What feelings or dynamics did you experience while watching the clips?

  • How do you respond to the anger of others?

  • Tell about one thing that makes you angry.

  • How do you deal with your own anger?


STUDY

What key thoughts or ideas about anger stood out to you from Gene’s weekend message? 

Anger is often a healthy response to experiences we have in this world: injustice, hurt, cruelty, etc. God is not shocked or disappointed by our anger – in fact the Bible talks a lot about this volatile emotion. Read any or all of the verses below, then talk about how they portray anger. 

Consider how they relate to you and managing anger in your own life.

  1.  Exodus 32:15-20

  2.  Psalm 103:6-12

  3. Jonah 3:10 – 4:9

  4. 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

  5. Colossians 3:7-10

  6. Ephesians 4:26-27 makes 3 separate distinctions about dealing with anger. Discuss the significance of these distinctions.


APPLICATION

What are your takeaways? 

How will our discussion today apply to you tomorrow?

Insomniac - Week 1

Insomniac - Week 1

MY PURPOSE 

  • When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?

  • Is having a purpose important?

  • While life isn't always exactly what we want, do you think some part of your life is currently living out your purpose? Why or why not?


VIEW


DISCUSS

  • Share your observations about the clips.

  • Did it prompt any thoughts or feelings associated with your own purpose?


STUDY

As believers, we can see that God has a purpose and a plan for the world and each one of us.

In Gene's weekend message, he talked about how our purpose comes from knowing God. What do you think? What other things from his message stood out to you?

Read any or all of the verses below. Talk about how you see them speak to the theme of purpose. Consider how they relate to you and God’s purpose for your life.

1.  Matthew 4:18-20

2.  Mark 8:34-35

3.  Ephesians 2:4-10

4.  Psalm 139:13-16


APPLICATION

What are your takeaways?

How will our discussion today apply to you tomorrow?