WordServe Church Study Guide for May 11, 2014
- Sermon Title: “The Key to Unlocking Life” (Dr. Nolan Donald)
- Audio Link (check HERE on Sunday afternoon for the latest sermon and .pdf download)
- Sermon Scripture: Romans 12:1-8
- Additional Study Texts:
– 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?
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.
- Would you like to take a free Spiritual Gifts Inventory? Click HERE!
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