Peeled Back: Part 1

We Are More Than We See


  • You can’t know God without knowing yourself and you can’t know yourself without knowing God. Have you given thought to this idea before hearing this message? Do you believe this phrase to be true? Why or why not? 

  • Have you ever put work into knowing yourself really well? What have you learned in the past? Example: personality tests, reading books about self-awareness, etc.

  • Do you find it easy or difficult to identify your feelings, or somewhere in between? Why?

  • Describe a situation when you had to identify your emotions. Did you understand why you were feeling those things? Were you able to find the deeper issue and deal with it accordingly?

Go Further

Read Psalms 139:1-24

In this psalm, David acknowledges that God is everywhere. God is the one who knit us together in our mother’s womb, making us “wonderfully complex.” He knows us deeply. He knows our thoughts, our wants, our desires, and our needs. 

  • What sticks out to you from the passage?

  • The final two verses of the psalm are a plea for God to search our hearts to correct any offensive way in us, in order to lead us back to him. That is where God wants to heal us, free us, and renew us. If you were to pray this today, is there an area of your life that needs to be led back to God?

Make The Change

  • Use the feelings wheel if you have a situation this week that you need to identify your emotions

  • Is there something you’re going through right now that you need to identify your emotions, understanding why you’re feeling those things, and deal with the issue?

  • If you’re in a group, talk through that situation with your group
  • If you’re on your own, take some time to journal or pray about that situation to allow God to help you work through that