[Sep 27] Failure Is Not Final




Growth Group Study Guide

Failure Is Not Final

POINT 1: Jesus won’t leave you in your moment of failure

POINT 2: Failure can create moments of clarity

POINT 3: Failure is not final


 


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. Describe a time when you lost a competition or a contest. What did you learn from your failure?

  4. What are some of the lessons you’ve learned from your past failures?

  5. In what ways are the personal failures of your past still impacting you today?

  6. Read 2 Corinthians 5:17. What are some of the lies you have believed about yourself as a result of your past failures?

  7. Read Philippians 3:12-15. What does God’s grace and forgiveness mean to you? How has it changed you and helped you overcome your failures?


Prayer

  1. Pray for our economy and national leaders.

  2. Pray for protection against COVID-19 for our students and grace as they do online classes.

  3. Pray for churches. Pray for wisdom, grace and protection for the pastors, elders, staff and ministry partners.



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 27 (Day 271) - Zechariah 1; Zechariah 2; Zechariah 3; Luke 11
  • September 28 (Day 272) - Zechariah 4; Zechariah 5; Zechariah 6; Luke 12
  • September 29 (Day 273) - Zechariah 7; Zechariah 8; Zechariah 9; Luke 13
  • September 30 (Day 274) - Zechariah 10; Zechariah 11; Zechariah 11; Psalms 126; Luke 14
  • October 1 (Day 275) - Zechariah 13; Zechariah 14; Psalms 147; Luke 15
  • October 2 (Day 276) - Ezra 5; Ezra 6; Psalms 128; Luke 16
  • October 3 (Day 277) - Esther 1; Esther 2; Psalms 150; Luke 17

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Memory Verse

Ephesians 4:3  NCV

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