Would you rather have everyone know everything about you or nobody know anything about you?
Well, it’s a New Year and it’s time to discover (or rediscover) the “New You” in Christ. Pastor Jim started a new series called “New Year. New You.” And, it’s all about “Strengthening your core for a healthier life” meaning your spiritual core, your Identity in Christ. Today we’re talking about the principle “You are Known.”
REVIEW & DISCUSS
Read or Review Psalm 139:1-12
v1 - How does it feel to know that God “searches” (NIV) you?
v2 - What are some things you wish you could “perceive” (NIV) better about yourself?
v3 - If you had the ability to “discern” (fan out and examine piece by piece) why you do what you do, what would you look at first?
How does it feel to know that God knows everything you do and think and why you do it and why you think it?
How does it feel to know he knows all this and still accepts you and loves you?
Have you taken any personality tests? What have you learned about yourself from them?
Have you ever drawn out a genogram of your family?
A Genogram is a diagram of a person's family relationships. It's much like a family tree that also visualizes the nature of relationships between family members and their emotional/physical experiences. Some can include medical experiences, as well. It goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing you to see hereditary patterns and psychological factors that influence who you are today. You can find instructions for drawing one here.
What did you or what might you discover about how your family of origin and its influence on who you are?
First, take some time to ask people to identify prayer needs related to the discussion about encouraging one another. Second, take some time to ask for additional prayer requests. Then close your time together in prayer.