[Sep 6] Embrace The Journey




Growth Group Study Guide

Embrace The Journey

POINT 1: God will intentionally lead you into new seasons of life

POINT 2: Engage with others that are sharing your season

POINT 3: Embracing your new season is vital to your faith


 


Discussion questions
Choose questions to get your group thinking and create openness:

  1. Begin your discussion with highlights from this Sunday’s sermon? What something that stood out to you? Share what you learned and how will it impact your life?
     
  2. What questions did this Sunday’s message raise? Share them in the group and offer your answers to each other’s questions.
  3. Read Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 and ask this question: “What time is it in your life?” Do you feel as if your life is in a particular season right now? Describe.

  4. What does a life with meaning look like? How would you define a meaningful life?

  5. In Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 it says God has made everything beautiful in his appointed time. But how is your typical response to hard times or when you’re feeling stuck?

  6. What does Ecclesiastes 3:16 say about society? How is it true today and what should you be doing about it?

  7. Read Acts 17:24-28 What do these verses tell us about the time and place in which we live? What is it important for us to view our lives through this lens?


Prayer

1. Pray for children and parents as they go back to school.

2. Pray for our junior high, senior high, college and university students.

3. Pray for our pastors.



Take 10-15 minutes
to share in your group some of the insight you have learned from your recent Life Journal Readings. For reference, here are this week's passages.

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Life Journal Readings

  • September 6 (Day 250) - 2 Kings 25; 2 Chronicles 36; Jeremiah40; Jeremiah 41; Revelation 12 
  • September 7 (Day 251) - Jeremiah 42; Jeremiah43; Jeremiah 44; Psalms 48; Revelation 13 
  • September 8 (Day 252) - Lamentations 1; Lamentations 2; Obadiah 1; Revelation 14
  • September 9 (Day 253) - Lamentations 3; Lamentations 4; Lamentations 5; Revelation 15
  • September 10 (Day 254) - Daniel 1; Daniel 2; Revelation 16
  • September 11 (Day 255) - Daniel 3; Daniel 4; Psalms 81; Revelation 17
  • September 12 (Day 256) - Ezekiel 33; Ezekiel 34; Ezekiel 35; Revelation 18

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Memory Verse

Ephesians 4:3 NCV  

You are joined together with peace through the Spirit, so make every effort to continue together in this way.

 

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