What does ‘a better life’ look like? Higher salary? A bigger house? Better education? Better healthcare?

Sometimes, our commitment to God seems to stand in the way of us attaining a better life – not just for ourselves, but for our loved ones too. Learn how can we handle our desire for a better life in light of who God is.

Series: Not Done Yet (Focus 2022)
Title: Off The Fence
Text: Joshua 24:1-28

God’s work in our lives is not done yet. We can either commit to Him till His work is complete or we can compromise on our allegiance to Him to our loss.

General Questions:

  1. We make decisions big and small every single day. Do you tend to be more decisive, or prefer to sit on the fence until you have considered your options really thoroughly? Are there some types of decisions you don’t like to make? Share about one or two of the hardest decisions you had to make so far in life. What made these difficult, and how was the decision process like?

Perspective Questions:

  1. How does remembering God’s faithfulness affect the way we go through different circumstances? For example, during challenging times, and when we experience success and blessing? How about during seemingly mundane moments in life? Does remembering God’s faithfulness make a difference?

  2. Joshua told the Israelites to choose who they will serve. In the same way, we are also called to choose who we will serve in our lives. How do you feel about having this choice to make? What’s the significance of this choice to you?

  3. The preacher mentions the three chairs of commitment, compromise and conflict. In your current life station, what are some common daily decisions that will lead to a Christian “moving” from chair to chair?

Application Questions:

  1. What are some ways you can guard your commitment to God and keep yourself away from compromise?

  2. What are some steps you can take to not just live life for your own sake, but to build others up so that they too can sit in the chair of commitment?

  3. Are there areas of compromise that God has revealed for you to make a decisive choice now? What can you do about these areas?

Series: New Year New Passion
Text: Matthew 5:43-47

General Questions:

  1. When you love someone, how do you usually express your devotion?

Perspective Questions:

  1. Compared to what Jesus has done for us on the Cross, nothing we do for Him, no matter how costly, can be called a sacrifice. Do you agree? Why?

  2. Extravagant devotion to Christ can come at a personal cost. What are some costs you have had to bear in your love for Christ? As you count the cost, would you say that you have gained or lost? Why?

Application Questions:

  1. You may feel that your passion for Christ is dwindling. What can you do to rekindle the love and awe you once had for God?

  2. How can you express your devotion to Christ today? What ‘extreme’ thing is God inviting you to do to live out your faith in Him?

Has the pandemic fatigue diminished our drive and dulled our passion for the things of God? Step into the new year by reigniting our love for Jesus and learning how we can be extraordinarily and generously devoted to Him!