As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17


Small Group Questions: God’s Game Plan for Your Life

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  • Did you read Rick Warren’s, The Purpose Driven Life?  By yourself, or with your church or small group?  What impact did it have on your life; on your spiritual journey?
  • Pastor Mike shared that we often spend so much time focusing on trying to discover God’s plan for our life, when we really should be focusing on a person—Jesus; and as we follow Jesus, God reveals His plan and purpose for our lives.  What are the challenges with following this approach?
  • Read Colossians 3:1-4.  Reread the first half of verse 4.  Pastor Mike said that if we’re following Jesus, instead of asking, “God, what should I do with MY life,” we should ask, “God, what should I do with YOUR LIFE inside of me?”  What are the implications of this kind of change in focus?
  • Read Colossians 1:25-27.  What do you think Paul meant when he wrote, “the mystery that’s been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the Lord’s people… the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”  How does “Christ in you” translate into “the hope of glory” (i.e. eternal life)?
  • Read Galatians 2:20.  Paul is saying something similar here, though the context is about following the law versus living by faith.  How is letting Christ live in you more challenging than living in accordance with the entire Jewish law?