Make sure to start off with prayer. Then choose one or more questions to open up with.
What did you think WTF meant before church this weekend?
Message Review and Discussion Questions
Read through the main points and scriptures as you discuss as a group with the Talk-it-Out questions.
WTF: Why Trust Feelings
Main Point: You have no good reason to trust feelings.
Feelings are not facts—they’re feelings.
Feelings are real—but they're not reality.
Feelings are fickle.
Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . ."
Talk-it-Out: What do you think of the advice: go with your heart? What does it mean to you? Is this advice wise?
Main Point: Feelings constantly negotiate your actions, but when you live by faith, you don’t negotiate based on how you feel.
Habakkuk 3:17–19 (NIV)
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.”
Talk-it-Out: Has there been a time that it seemed like nothing was right, but you decided "yet I will" trust God? Did you notice a shift in your situation and/or mindset that you can attribute to this step of faith?
Main Point: You can’t always control feelings, but you can decide your actions.
Ecclesiastes 11:4,6 (ESV)
“He who observes the wind will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap . . . In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand, for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.”
Talk-it-Out: What decisions big or small do you make regularly based on your feeling? Is there a shift you can commit to today in order to move life forward in this area?
Encourage your group to start writing things down. Do the following exercise:
- Think and write down of some areas in life that you would like to see growth or improvement. What are actions you can predetermine so that your feelings don't stop you?
Encourage your group to start doing. Commit to a step, and live it out this week.
- Complete Growth Track. Every Saturday in Tacoma 6:00pm, and every Sunday at all of our campuses at 11:30am.
Finish group with prayer requests and praise reports.