Study Guide #2: We Can’t Fake It!

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HOW REAL LIFE CHANGE HAPPENS!  #2 – We Can’t Fake It!

 

Think about life: 

  • Share a time when you were disappointed because you found out someone wasn’t who you thought they were?
  • Why was Billy Graham so admired? Name other major religious figures who turned out to be other than they presented themselves to be?
    • Why do you think people try to pretend to be someone they’re not?
  • What are the benefits of being honest with God? What is the price of being dishonest with God?

 

Digging Deeper into Scripture:

 

  • Read Acts 5:1-11 (Ananias and Sapphira)
    • What’s your initial reaction to this story?
    • Why was what Ananias and Sapphira did so serious?
    • What was the price they paid for lying to the Holy

Spirit?   What are the prices we pay for lying to God?

  • Read Philippians 1:6
    • What difference does it make to you that God is charge of guiding your spiritual growth?
    • If God takes the initiative in guiding our spiritual growth, what is our role?
  • Read Romans 12:1-2
    • Have you ever thought of offering each day to God as a sacrifice of thanksgiving for saving you in Christ? How would that effect how you deal with the events of the day?
    • God transforms us by changing the way we think. What thought patterns or lies does our culture feed us that God wants to root out of our thinking?
  • Ephesians 4:28-29
    • What are the two specific life changes that Paul says should happen as we surrender our lives to Jesus Christ?
    • Have you experienced specific life changes as you have surrendered your life to Christ?

 

Daily Scripture readings:  Acts 5:1-11; Romans 6:1-14; 2 Cor. 5:15-6:2; Gal. 5:16-22