In This Series
- The One Who Finished Strong
- The One Who Was Being Groomed
- The One Who Was Restored
- The One Who Was Devoted
- The One Who Abandoned
Which One Am I? (5)
Sunday, March 11, 2018
The One Who Was Being Groomed
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
A life groomed to love and follow Jesus:
- Starts in the home
- Is rooted in Scripture
- Flourishes in reaching people for Christ
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.
- What kind of role models did you have growing up? In what way, positive or negative, did that impact your relationship with Jesus?
- As a group define the word “sin.” Read Deuteronomy 9:7, Joshua 1:18, 1 John 3:4. Today, describing “sin” is often replaced by words like, “mistake,” “accident,” or “slip-up.” Why is this a potentially dangerous way to approach sin?
- When the bottom falls out, where do you turn? Is it the wisdom of God (Scriptures) or the ways of man? On a daily basis, what tends to be the final authority in your life?
- When it came to his relationship with Jesus and the work of Jesus, Paul had no other companion so like-minded as Timothy. Is there anyone in your life that is there for you in the same way? Share.
- When it comes to developing a time alone with God, what is your current approach? Be honest, if you’re struggling, don’t know what to do or are confused, ask your group for help.
- What are the things that impact your time alone with God? Talk through how you can remove these things in order to make your time with God “sacred.”
- Read Exodus 33:11, 13, Psalm 42:1–2, Psalm 63:1–2, 8, Philippians 3:10 and James 4:8. Everyday we address our appetite and we are mindful to eat. Consistently we meet with our friends or spend time with our loved ones to grow in our relationship with them. Do you have the same approach in your relationship with God? Do you have a growing appetite in getting to know God through the Bible? Why or why not?
- Regardless of occupation, economic status, talent or gifting…what is your mindset, if any, in reaching people for Jesus? (i.e. The Gospel or the “cause of Christ”)