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-Doing Life With God-

Ice-Breaker:

Think about the last time you felt as if somebody didn’t want to spend time with you. God’s greatest desire is to have a relationship with the people He has created (i.e. you).

• Does thinking about God’s desire change your thinking about doing life ‘with-God’? If so, how?

Questions:

1. Read Genesis 2:8, 12; 3:8

  • Why do you suppose God created a garden for humankind to live in?

  • Since God is Spirit, what is the meaning of the Lord ‘walking’ in the garden?

2. Read Genesis 5:22-24; 6:9

  • What does it mean to you to ‘walk with God’?

  • With Moses and the Exodus, the ‘with God’ life extends to an entire nation. What are the ramifications of this concept?

3. Read Hebrews 10:11-22; John 15:5; Galatians 2:20; I John 4:16b.

  • In what way does Jesus enable us to live a more intimate ‘with God’ life?

  • Compare what our life looks like when we live it connected to the vine versus not connected to the vine.

4. Read John 10:10; 17:3

  • What does ‘eternal life’ look like?

  • Is a ‘life with God’ a different quality of life? How so?

Application:

  • What is your response to God’s ongoing invitation to live the ‘with God’ life?

  • How are you doing now with living your life on the vine (John 15:5)? Share some examples of how you do and how you do not remain with Jesus throughout each day.

  • How can you remain on the vine more often? What are some steps you can take starting today to help you be more aware of God’s presence throughout your daily life?

    Read The Practice of the Presence of God, by Brother Lawrence (Kindle version is FREE; paperback is ~$3 online)

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