A Legacy of Commitment - Dec 9

 
 
 

A Legacy of Commitment (Week 6) - Discussion Guide

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OPEN

What sport, team, or activity are you sold-out committed to? How did this commitment develop?

 

REFLECT

How did this sermon challenge you? How did this message deepen your faith?

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

What stands out to you from these verses? Why?

How would you describe the commitment levels of people in our culture today? What examples can you think of that demonstrate this? Why do you think this is? 

On a scale from 1-10, how would you describe your commitment to Jesus and his Word? Why did you respond with the number that you did? What is keeping you from that number being higher?

Gary showed how there are 9 imperatives in 2 Timothy 4:1-5. From “preach the word” to “endure hardship,” which imperative most resonates with you? Why?

Gary mentioned how working for God only comes from walking with God. Which side of the “working for God” vs. “walking with God” spectrum do you find yourself on? Why?

What problems do you think would occur if someone tries to work for God without walking with God? What issues might there be if someone only walks with God but never works for God? How do these two things actually work together in the life of a Jesus follower?

 When you come to the end of your days, like Paul, what kind of legacy do you want to leave in your life?

APPLY

Imagine Paul speaking this passage to you. What feelings would you have if he said this directly to you? How might these verses, if implemented, change how you will live tomorrow?

What do you need to put in place so that when you are older and looking back on your life, you’ll be able to say, like Paul, “I am already poured out like a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith?”

PRAY

This week pray that God would give you an ever-increasing commitment to Christ and his Word.

 

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.