What’s Next – Chase the Rabbit
Small Group Time:
Talking through the message during the week helps you and your group turn what God is saying to you into action steps. Begin with key questions, add any optional Scriptures and questions if needed, and then wrap up by deciding on your next steps.
Before we embark on the Great Commission, we might have some work to do ourselves. These four steps not only lead us into the abundant life Jesus promised, but they give us vision and equip us for our part in God’s mission. First, we must know God and know Him personally. In the depths of our hearts, we must know Him intimately and powerfully. Second, we must find freedom. We must tackle our past pain, including our hurts, mistakes, or missteps, and allow Jesus to wipe the shame and regrets away permanently. Third, we must discover purpose. We must identify how God planned to use us and our unique gifts to reach the world. And, finally, we must make a difference. God has something specific for each of us to do with the Holy Spirit as our guide.
- What was the best moment of 2020? What was the hardest moment of 2020?
- Read Proverbs 29:18. Why is it necessary to look forward and ask the question “What’s next?” in 2021?
- Read Acts 1:8. If you used this as a driving force to your life & your mission, could your life, marriage, finances, parenting, etc. possibly stay the same in 2021?
- From Acts 1:8… Answer these next few questions…
- How am I reaching my world -my Jerusalem? That would be my family, my neighbors, my co-workers,and friends. (For clarity read Mark 5:19 and Proverbs 3:27-28).
- How might I make a difference beyond my world – my Judea and Samaria? That would be people inmy city & county who are different than me socio-economically, racially, politically, stage of life, etc.
(For clarity read 1 Corinthians 9:22 and Galatians 6:2).
- How am I making a difference in the whole world? Has God blessed me to be a blessing to others? Is Hecalling me to go and give, or merely give? How have I responded? (For clarity read Mark 16:15; 10:29).
• What’s one thing you will do this week as a result of something you learned from this message?