Gather/Get Together


Review Your Time Since You Were Last Together


Open God’s Word


Understand & Apply One Thing


Pray For Each Other


Week Two Group Guide

Family. That can mean so many things to so many people. But one thing we all have in common regarding family is…we all have one. Some of us consider it a treasure. Others think it’s a curse.But there’s another thing we probably have in common: We all want something as good – if not betterfor our children. But what does “better” look like? What exactly are we aiming for?During the “Family Matters” message series, the goal is to examine what the Bible has to say about “family” and to get a grip on why that matters.

  • Will we “redefine” family or will we choose to let God “refine” us through our family?
  • Is there a “secret sauce” for improving our family relationships?
  • Can we learn to fight fair?
  • Do we have any control over our family legacy?

This message series is designed to get us to think deeply about just a few basic principles that God says will improve the health and the value of our family. The Life Group Discussion Guide that follows will help you put these principles into action.


Let me take a moment to give you a quick tour and explanation of what you’ll find here. And most importantly, how to make the most of the components. First of all, what I’m challenging you to do as a group is simply:
G = Gather
R = Review the events in each other’s lives
O = Open God’s Word, using the podcast of the message
U = Understand and apply just one (1) truth by putting it into action
P = Pray for each other…for God’s wisdom, strength and courage
When you get to the “O” … listen to the podcast by clicking on the “Podcast” button at the bottom of the page. And you can even access a copy of the outline of the message. Then use the 3 or 4 discussion questions in the sidebar to help everyone in the group to put the “U” into practice! Those are the core ideas and steps of having a healthy and successful Rock Springs Life Group meeting! If you would like to get a running start before the meeting, click on “Introduction” and “Moving Forward”. That’s where you’ll find some ideas to get your mind and your group thinking about the lesson, and to help you carry it through your week. And “Changing Your Mind” is where you’ll find the memory verse for the week.
Again, I’m really proud of you for doing this! If you get a moment, let us know that you’re giving it go, tell us about the exciting things that God may be doing in your group, and don’t hesitate to ask for guidance on group questions.  Just email us at

Pastor David

In his letter to the Ephesians, the apostle Paul drew from Jesus’ use of power what is perhaps the most powerful relational teaching of all—an instruction that changes everything in family dynamics. It all comes down to asking a simple question:
What can I do to help?
1. Talk about a time when someone in your family went out of his or her way to help you. How did it affect your relationship with that person?
2. What is one thing you can do to improve the way you leverage your power, in uence, and resources on behalf of your spouse, your children, or your parents?
3. What is one obstacle to practicing mutual submission in your family? How can you overcome that obstacle?
4. Which member of your family do you need to ask, “What can I do to help?” What can the members of this group do to help you follow through?
Christian families should be characterized by mutual submission. The message of mutual submission is, I’m here for you. The assumption of mutual submission is, You are of no less value than me. The question mutual submission asks is, What can I do to help?
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Ephesians 5:21