In week 1 of the Abundantly More series, Pastors Ben and Brittney introduced our new series. The series is titled, Abundantly More: Freedom from Sexual Sin Addictions. The reason we've titled the series Abundantly More (rather than "Freedom" or something of the like) is because we want the emphasis of this series to be more about what we are called to rather than what we are called away from. We believe that sexual sin is a counterfeit to the abundant life that Jesus offers us.
In week 2, Pastor Brittney shared her personal story of how she has been involved in and affected by sexual sin. Please use the information below as a guide for your DNA group's conversation this week.
Weeks 1 & 2 // Questions:
- How have you previously seen or experienced sexual sin dealt with? (How have loved one's responded to sexual sin? How have you responded? How has the church responded, etc.)
- Why does God take sexual sin so seriously? How is sexual sin different from other sins? How is sexual sin similar to other sins? (See 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Matthew 5:27-30)
- Read John 8:1-11 and comment on how Jesus responds to the woman caught in adultery. Moving forward, how do you want to respond to your own sexual sin? How do you want to respond to the sexual sin of others?
Weeks 1 & 2 // Do:
- Pastor Brittney went first in week 2, now it's your turn: have one or two of you share your story with sexual sin. (The other 2-3 can share the following week, or you can go long and have all share this week.) Remember, it would be helpful to write out your story in advance and look for patterns.