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Sunday, February 18, 2018

The One Who Abandoned

Ken Harrell

Senior Pastor

Key Scripture

2 Timothy 4:9–11
Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica—Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry.

Take Away / Application

When it comes to fully following Jesus, “What you are today is because of the decision you made yesterday. And, what you will be tomorrow is determined by the decisions you make today.”

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. Read through the main Scripture from today’s message, 2 Timothy 4:9–11. What stands out to you? What questions do you have, if any?
  2. Read Proverbs 4:23 and Luke 6:45. When these verses refer to the heart, what are they referring to in our lives? Why is it important for us to guard our hearts?
  3. When you hear, “of the world,” how do you personally define that phrase?
  4. Read 1 John 2:15. We shared a quote from John Wesley that read, “The world is anything that cools my love for Jesus.” What are some simple or everyday things that can cool our passion for Jesus?
  5. The move away from Jesus is often a slow fade or subtle shift. Is there anything slowly pulling you away from Jesus? These hesitations or temptations often occur in the quiet moments, when the door is closed, when no one is looking, when our friends aren’t around or late at night.
  6. In your notes is a quote that reads, “What you are today is because of the decision you made yesterday. And, what you will be tomorrow is determined by the decisions you make today.” Share how this quote has proven true in your life.
  7. Whether we’re great at it or not, we are multitaskers. Unfortunately, there’s only so much of us to go around and every time we multitask, we cannot devote 100% of ourselves to the task at hand. Too many times we apply a multitasking mentality to our devotion to Jesus. Read Matthew 6:24. Is there anything drawing your devotion away from Jesus? What needs to change? How can your Group help?
  8. All of us can learn from and be changed by today’s message. Although a Christian’s salvation is secure, may we never drift from Jesus. Read 1 Corinthians 10:12. After today’s message, is God directing you to change anything in your life?

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Scripture Reference

2 Timothy


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