Do you really believe in God?
The aim of this uGroup is to help members stand on God’s Word.
2 Corinthians 10:4-5
The start of the message may seem harsh, so it’s important that you do a fun and welcoming icebreaker to set the people at ease.
If there are new members be careful of not to create a space where they feel exposed or uncomfortable.
The uGroup leader must develop his own revelation and substance around the word this will guide him/her with some thought points
Introduce the message by asking the following question, “What lies do you believe about yourself, your life, or your situation?” – that you’re not pretty enough, not smart enough, not strong enough, not good enough, that you’re poor, that you won’t be healed, that you won’t find the “right one”, that you don’t deserve better, that you will always be depressed, that you won’t make it, that nothing good can come from your situation. Motivate the members to apply the question to their own lives. Talk about it in the uGroup.
The following argument can be used to explain the seriousness of not believing God’s Word. However, be very careful in its application, it’s not meant to harm members. Use an example of your own life, where you first did not stand on God’s Word, but then realised that He is the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6), and through Him you can have life, and life more abundantly (John 10:10b)
The Word is Jesus, and Jesus is God, so the Word is God (John 1:1-2, 14). If you then don’t believe the Word, or all of the Word, but rather believe your own pre-conceived falsehoods, do you then really believe in God?
Read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 and explain that we have been given the ability to pull down these lies we believe about ourselves, our lives and our situations.
Read Isaiah 55:8-9, and talk about how God’s thoughts are not our thoughts – the natural question should be, what are God’s thoughts for me?
Take some time to find scriptures that are counter to the falsehoods we believe about ourselves, talk about it in the uGroup. If members aren’t open to talking about their issues, use examples and tell them to help you find scripture to counter the following falsehoods tabled in the introduction.
You might consider some of the following verses:
- Psalms 139:14 – “fearfully & wonderfully made”
- Romans 8:37 – “more than conquerors”
- Luke 10:19 – “authority to trample upon snakes and scorpions”
- Jeremiah 29:11 – “thoughts to prosper you, to give you hope and a future”
- Luke 6:38 – “pressed down, shaken together, and overflowing”
- Psalm 91:10 – “no sickness will harm you”
- Isaiah 53:5 – “by His stripes we are healed”
- Matthew 19:26 – “though Him all things are possible”
Consider explaining that we are to be gatekeepers for our thoughts (Proverbs 23:7), and that we should not allow the devil to steal our lives from us.
Consider explaining that whatever you are going through, it is only for a season (Ecclesiastes 3:1), that His will, will surely come to pass, that His yes, is yes and amen.
Choose songs wisely. The themes we are looking for is standing on God’s word. That His yes, is yes and Amen, that we are to humble ourselves and supplicate ourselves to His will.
Address specific issues that have arisen during the uGroup, where members feel they do not believe God’s word over their own. Help them pray for these things.
Ministering of the infilling of the Holy Spirit can then also be done.
Other ministering as led.
Other Pointer Ideas:
You might also consider explaining that the Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12), and like a sword it is used to wage warfare (Ephesians 6:17) against the enemy which is sometimes our own minds. Also, the Word has been given to us to instruct, convict, correct, and train, to ultimately equip us for every good work (2 Timothy 3:16-17).