Do Over Session 4, Live It Out Option for Women’s Groups

addiction

Ask your group to guess the 10 most common addictions. If they guess all or most of them, challenge them to order them from most to least common. Here is the list, taken from  http://brainz.org/10-most-common-addictions/

  1. Alcohol
  2. Smoking
  3. Drugs
  4. Gambling
  5. Food
  6. Video Games
  7. Internet
  8. Sex
  9. Shopping
  10. Work

Ask:

  • What do you imagine life is like for an addict?
  • Why could you call the things on this list “masters”?
  • How do these “masters” absorb one’s identity?
  • What are some common addictions/masters for women that are not on the list and do not carry the same stigma as these?
  • How does a Christian end their slavery to a true addiction and turn back to Christ?

 Alternative Live It Out Points

  • Identify the master you serve. Your uses of time, money and words are acts of worship and will reveal your true master. Pass them through the frame of God’s word and determine if and where changes are needed to more accurately reflect Christ as your master.  
  • Recognize Christ’s ultimate lordship. Read and memorize Colossians 1:16-18, a concise testament to the supreme reign of Christ over the entire earth and all who dwell in it. Regardless of someone’s faith profession, Jesus was, is and will always be the Master of everything.
  • Ask for outside help. Find a trusted friend and ask for their loving and honest observation of sins that currently or have historically mastered you. Do not interject; only listen and thank them for their insight.

Additional Ideas for Modifying Discussion Questions: 

  • Substitute Question Idea for Question 3: How should being dead to sin inform our decisions?
  • Substitute Question Idea for Question 4: What does it mean to you that your body could be used as a weapon for unrighteousness?

 

We want to hear from you! What have your women learned about the master of sin and Christ, the perfect master, in this session?

emily jenningsEmily Jennings is a stay-at-home wife/mom. She teaches women’s Bible studies at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Cunningham, KY. Follow her at www.entiregospel.com and on Twitter @emilyejennings

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