A Legacy of Calling - Dec 2

 
 
 

A Legacy of Calling (Week 5) - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

Some people feel as though they were made to play sports, others to explore new places, and still others to their chosen career path. What is something you feel like you were made to do? Why do you think you feel that way?

 

REFLECT

What is something that you learned from this sermon? How did this sermon deepen your faith?

Read Ephesians 1:5 and Ephesians 2:10.

What are the two types of calling mentioned in these verses? How would you describe your personal experience with each of these?

Read 2 Timothy 1:6-14.

Out of the different obstacles that Dan mentioned – timidity, embarrassment, hardship, and temptation – which one do you struggle with most? Why?

How have you experienced obstacles in regard to the calling God has placed on your life? How has experiencing these hurdles made you feel? How might God use complications like this to help you futher fulfill His call on your life?

Read 2 Timothy 2:4-7.

Which of these metaphors challenge you most? Why?

How might focus, integrity, and hard work posture you to excel with the call that God has placed on your life? How might not pursuing these hinder God’s call on your life?

APPLY

Sometimes discerning your calling can be difficult and full of all kinds of questions. Share with your group what passions God has given you, where you feel like you’re gifted, and how you might be able to use those in tandem to love God and love others.

What is one way you can “fan the flame” of God’s call on your life?

Based on the obstacle that you have been or are facing, what is something that you and your group can be praying for the Holy Spirit to help foster in your life so that you can fulfill God’s call on your life? (Example: if you struggle with timidity, you can ask God for courage!)

PRAY

Take this moment to pray the last application question that each person shared over one another.

 

NEXT STEPS

What we choose to leave behind says a lot about us. We all want our families, friends, and businesses to be secure and stable when we’re gone, so we set up wills, trust funds put all sorts of plans and strategies into place. But how often are we investing into the people, relationships, and decisions that have the potential to last for eternity? Here are some next steps to help you explore what it looks like to leave behind a worthwhile legacy:

To go deeper in your relationship with God and others, here are some next steps for you:

  1. Join us for Welcome to the Creek! This is a place where you can find out more information about who we are as a church. This experience occurs the 1st and 3rd weekend of every month in South Room 2 during the 11am service. If you attend Shelby Street, you can make an appointment for a Welcome to the Creek session.

  2. Visit the Legacy Sermon Resource page for further resources on 2 Timothy.

  3. Check out the Dwell app. This is a new audio Bible app that keeps Scripture in your ears and on your heart. You can download this app on your mobile device. You can get more information about it at dwellapp.io.