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“The Key to Unlocking Life” – audio sermon and study guide

09 May

Wordserve Logo_COLORWordServe Church Study Guide for May 11, 2014

Getting Started

–  If you had to give an abbreviated version of Sunday’s message, what two points or ideas would you include no matter what?

– What can you do for hours and not notice that time has passed?

Digging Deeper

Read Colossians 3:23-24

– Compare and contrast what it looks like to work for the Lord versus working for humans:

– Why do you think Paul points out the difference between working for the Lord versus working for humans?

– What’s the goal of working for the Lord (vs. humans)?

– How do you view “working for The Lord?” Do you see it as a commandment from God, or is it a response to God?

– How would each of the views above impact the way that you use your gifts, abilities, and passions?  (Commandment vs. response)?

Read Colossians 4:5-6 

– What does Paul mean, “… to live wisely?”  How would that look in Paul’s time?  In our time?

– What does Paul mean by “…making the most of every opportunity?”

– How might your unique gifts and makeup affect how you “live wisely” and “make the most of every opportunity?”

Taking It Home

– Have you ever noted any spiritual gifts in you (a God-given spiritual ability)?  For more info, see “Extra” below!

– What have other people repeatedly told you that you do well? (These are your abilities):

– If you had the news going in the background, what kind of story would make you stop and take notice?  (This is your passion, along with the second “Getting Started” question):

– How could your gifts, abilities, and passion be used in your local community?  (Brainstorm a list of ideas).

– Pick one idea from your list that resonates with your abilities, passion(s), and gifts.  Determine a “next step” and set a deadline.  Share this information with your group and/or accountability partner and ask them to check back with you to see how it’s going.

Extra!

  • Would you like to take a free Spiritual Gifts Inventory?  Click HERE!

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