Sunday, February 04, 2018
Reward–Results, Part 1
In today’s fast-paced, get it now, move to the next thing world that we live in, too often we can take things for granted. It may be a talent, a moment, a job or relationship. We have a tendency to miss out on what’s right in front of us. If we have a tendency to live that way, how do we not take for granted our relationship with God?
When it comes to a personal relationship with God we receive life-changing rewards and results that should change and impact how we live. In this short series we’ll look at the amazing reward of a relationship with God along with the results it produces in our lives.
Take Away / Application
The key to not taking my relationship with God for granted is to rejoice in God!
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 students figure things out together.
- Share about a time, relationship or season, where you took what you had for granted. If you could go back, what would you have changed
- What are some ways you have a tendency to judge others?
- Put into your own words what it means to rejoice in God. What would that look like in your life?
- If you’re struggling with rejoicing in God, what’s standing in your way?
- What do you struggle with the most when it comes to your past, present or future? How do you involve God in those struggles?
- Maybe your past haunts you, your current struggles are overwhelming, or you’re anxious about your future…even if you only struggle with one of those areas, it can negatively affect you overall. We know intellectually that God’s righteousness takes care of our past, present, and future – but are you truly believing this and living it out?
- What was the biggest thing you personally walked away with from this message today?
- Challenge! For the next two weeks, let your first waking thought be one that rejoices in what God has done to bring you into a right relationship with Him.