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Mind Wars | Exposing Ideals

by Jason Hardy on September 25, 2022

Life Group Study Guide: Loved what you heard on Sunday? Want to go deeper? The life group study guide will help you unpack what you heard on Sunday, while diving deeper into God's word. 


  • Who do you go to for advice when you need it most? Who is the voice of reason in your life?

Digging Deeper: Read Romans 12:1-3

  • What stands out to you from this passage of scripture? Give the Holy Spirit a moment to lead you to specific thoughts, words, or phrases. What insight, questions, or observations do you have? Write them down, and as a group try to answer them.
  • In your own words, what is Paul’s main point in this passage?
  • What imagery is Paul using that the Romans would be familiar with?
  • Paul calls his readers to what action? What role does God play in the transformation process?
  • Why should Paul’s audience care what God’s will is? Why should we care?

Make It Personal:

  • In what ways have you seen God transform your life?
  • What impact does the culture you live in play in regards to the way you think, and therefore the way you live out your faith in Jesus?
  • On Sunday Pastor Jason made the point, “My ideals are not as great as God’s plans.” What ideals are you holding on to that are holding you back?
  • If a young believer asked you how you discipline or control your thought life, what tips or pointers would you give?
  • What role does mediation on scripture play in your faith? Review the steps that Pastor Jason gave regarding scripture meditation. What area in your life do you need to find a scriptural truth to overcome a lie or ideal that has taken your thoughts captive? As a group help each other find at least one verse the meditate on.
  • What is one take away or action that you have gained from this week’s sermon, life group, or personal study?

Tags: jesus, god, scripture, holy spirit, transformation, god's plan, mind, stronghold, mental, meditation, ideals, self talk


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