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Sermon Audio: Radical Abandonment


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Eyes Wide Open (3)

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Radical Abandonment

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

God didn’t save us and then leave us to live the rest of our life however we wanted to. He knows what He wants from each and every one of us. He’s calling us to look more like Jesus each and every day. And there’s only one way to do that… a “Radical Abandonment” of self.

Fill-in Notes

Key Scripture

Romans 12:1–2

Discussion Questions

Don’t be afraid to add to this list, skip questions that don’t work for your group, or branch off with additional questions as discussion unfolds. Conversation is key! This is the time to work through the application of scripture and have group members figure things out together.

  1. We learned today that our lives will be full of transitions, but God also wants our lives to be full of transformations. What is one example of a transition that occurred (or is occurring) in your life? How did you allow God transform you through this time of transition?
  2. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19–20. You must literally “make a present” of your life to God. How are you doing that on a daily basis? Discuss Pastor’s comment around how presentation always comes before revelation.
  3. Only when we understand God’s mercies, can we truly understand the remainder of Romans 12:1 and God’s calling. Where does your mind go when you reflect on the mercies of God?
  4. Pastor Harrell said, “God asks my best but he requires my all.” What do you think this quote means and how do we go about giving our all to the Lord?
  5. Pastor gave the illustration of the pig/chicken giving people ham and eggs. Are you totally committed or just contributing? Discuss the differences.
  6.  In the Old Testament, God called His followers to sacrifice sheep. In the New Testament, God wants the shepherd. What kind of sacrifice do you give to the Lord and what does it look like from a life application perspective? Have you surrendered all aspects of your life to Christ (work, relationships, finances, etc.)? If so, how has it changed you? If not, what is keeping you from doing so?
  7. Pastor related the term “living sacrifice” described in this passage to marriage. How did that example help you better understand God’s calling and the perpetual commitment required?


  • Where are you reading in the Bible this week and what is God revealing to you?
  • Discuss any struggles you may be going through with your group.
  • How can you be praying for your group this week? How can they be praying for you?



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Scripture Reference



Abandonment, Sacrifice, Self, Transformation