Icebreaker: What is the worst gift you have ever received? How did you thank the person who gave it to you?
Read 1 Thessalonians 5:18
-What’s the difference between saying “thank you” and feeling thankful? Why is it difficult to give thanks in all circumstances?
-Why is it important to know God calls us to give thanks IN all circumstances rather than FOR all circumstances?
-In this passage we discover that it is God’s will for us to give thanks, how else could we choose to respond in difficult circumstances? What impact would those responses have on our faith?
Read Colossians 3:1-3
-What does it mean for our lives to be hidden in Christ?
-How might our faith look different if we learned to set our hearts and minds on things above? How would that impact how we face difficult circumstances or seasons?
What difficult circumstances are you facing right now? How can we pray for and support you as a group?