Triggered - Week 1

Triggered - Week 1 Study Questions

 

Notes for Leaders: Though this is a short series, due to the nature of the topic, it is likely to stir up an intense emotional response in some group members. Remember we are not here to counsel. Our main objective is to encourage people to tell their stories and establish a safe, relaxing environment for the Holy Spirit to work. If you have concerns for anyone in your group, please refer to the front office. We have licensed counselors we work closely with and can help them take the best next step.


 

Icebreaker:

  • What’s something you want to do in the next year that you’ve never done before?

 

Overview:

  • Today’s average teen has the same amount of anxiety as a psych patient in the 1950’s.

  • 1 in 4 college students dealt with a mental disorder in last year.

  • Constant social media use is psychologically damaging.

  • Define Anxiety: “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks.”

  • Panic attacks are defined as a sudden increase in fear, with a strong sense of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or a rapid, fluttering or pounding heart” Mayo Clinic

 

Understand Culture:

  • How do we become anxious people?

  • In light of Sunday’s sermon, what is new or surprising information regarding anxiety?

  • How has anxiety impacted your life or the life of someone close to you?

 

Understand Scripture:

Read Philippians 4:6-9

  • What does Paul say about anxiety?

  • How does He change the game?

  • How is the battle to be won?

 

Application:

  1. Motivate yourself. Attack the problem, not yourself.

  2. Learn your triggers: What is happening follows  a pattern. Discover the pattern.

  3. Practice: By forming “new coherent, self-protective neural response programs”

  4. Apply it

 

Jesus has come to set you free. Don’t settle for a less than joyous life. Partner with Him to address this issue within yourself so that you can experience the promise of abundant life.

Discover the redemptive power of Jesus Christ. This is soul work, at the deepest level of your being, what better way to address the issues deep within your soul than with one who created it. I am here to tell you that today is the day of your salvation! Today is the day you discover a new way.

 

  • What do you plan to do with this knowledge this week?

  • How can we as a group be praying for you?

Dayna Mitchell