Week of 10/29/2017

What Keeps You Up At Night?  

Week 5 - Sweet Dreams  

Talking through the message during the week helps you and your group turn what God is saying to you into action steps. Begin with the key questions, add any optional scriptures and questions if needed, and then wrap up by deciding on your next steps.   

Main Idea

If God wants us to have rest, what do we do with these thoughts that invade us and keep us from experiencing that rests both in body and in our hearts.

Discussion Questions

  • How many of you have ever lost sleep by worrying about something?  
  • What are some fearful thoughts that may keep people up at night?  

Read Psalms 127:2

  • God desires for us to have rest. How do these thought still our sweet dreams at night?  

Read Philippians 6:12  

  • What are the promises of these passages when we worry even at night? 
  • How do we allow these thought to build up and steal our Sweet Dream?  

Read I Corinthians 10:5  

  • How is our restless thoughts an argument against the knowledge or truth of God?  
  • Why is capturing a thought healthier than just let it wonder around in our minds?  
  • According to the message today what are the questions we are to use to interrogate our thoughts?   

Read Philippians 4:8-9

  • Once you have captured and interrogate a terrorist thought, what does this verse encourage us to do?  
  • What is some worthy thoughts we can replace the terrorist thoughts with?  

Read Colossians 1:15-16 & Ephesians 2:6

  • How do these verse and todays message tell us the truth of how we can live at rest? 

Next Steps

If you are struggling at night, fighting back fear and losing sleep, remember these six steps to find rest in Christ:

  1. Pray about it 
  2. Gard against it 
  3. Capture It  
  4. Interrogate it.  
  5. Replace it  
  6. Put it to rest.