One Week4: One Life
Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you matter. Every name has a story. Every story matters to God. He values the real you, therefore we should value one another. Join us as we explore the value of ONE.
Week 4: One Life
weekend in review
This week, we look at how we need to transform and renew our minds if we are to become God’s best version.
Begin with some conversation, checking in on how people are doing. You can talk about whatever you’d like, but here are a few potential questions to get the conversation going.
- Who do you consider a wise person or a pivotal person in your life? Share the qualities that you observe in that person.
Select 3-4 questions from the list below to guide your discussion time.
- Read Psalm 90:12. Jake shared many ways we waste our days, including social media, fantasy sports, and reality tv? What is one big time waster in your life? No judgment; this is a safe space.
- Read James 4:13-17. When you consider your plans for the future, do they involve more comfort or purpose? I’m talking about when you daydream about where you want to be in five or ten years; what is the most significant difference from where you are now?
- James is trying to show us that those comfort plans often edge out living a life of purpose. Share where you see that in your own life.
- James 4:14 (NIV) says, “You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” The average person lives 78.79 years. Where in your life has the assumption of tomorrow delayed taking care of things that need to be done. These could be areas of generosity, delaying reconciliation, or reaching out to call someone.
- Dugdal, the author of The Lost Art of Dying, said, “We live and die best in community.” Who are the people you’d want to spend your final moments with? Who would encourage you? Who would point you to Jesus in that moment?
- When you think of how your funeral and how you would like to be remembered by those you love, does your current day-to-day life reflect that? If not, what actions are needed to align the two?
- What challenged you most from this message?
- Read James 4:17. James doesn’t call it a missed opportunity. He doesn’t call it a regret. He calls it a sin. There are two types of sins – the sin of omission and the sin of commission. This week spend time asking God is there something you know you should do and are choosing not to. Ask him for the courage to take that next step.
- This week spend a few minutes reflecting on your life, praying, and answering these three questions:
- What do you need to say?
- What do you need to stop?
- What do you need to start?
WRAP UP & PRAYER
Share prayer requests and spend time praying for each other.
God, we are coming to you today with the humble acknowledgment that we have a limited opportunity in this life. And instead of dragging our feet or putting it off any longer, today is the day we submit to you. We want to receive the gift of grace you offer freely. We want to live a life of humility and service gladly. We’re inviting you in to change what you need to change, heal what you need to heal, and set free what has been locked up. We are committed to following you. Amen.