Week of May 21


FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions. In FAQ we are looking at some of the frequently asked questions about God, faith, the Bible, and life as submitted and asked by Live Oakers. The goal of this series is to normalize asking questions. Questions are ok, allowed and encouraged. The other goal is to help Live Oakers define what they believe and why, as well as to think about what difference their beliefs make in their everyday life.


FAQ: “How do I know God’s plan for me?”- Today we continued in FAQ by looking at the question that centers us on God’s plan and purpose for us. What is God’s plan for us as we live temporarily on this earth?



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  • What is the difference between success and purpose?
  • What is God’s purpose for our lives?
  • What distractions pull us away from our mission?
  • In what ways do your personal goals align with God’s mission?
  • How can your personal goals reflect God’s mission more?
  • READ: Psalm 67:1-2. What observations do you have about these verses? What is the psalmist’s hope?
  • READ: Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Revelation 5:9

Clay said our responsibility is to define missions the way God intends it and then obey. How do these verses help define missions?


  • Go to www.joshuaproject.net

Unreached people groups are those who have no established indigenous church and no strength or resources to evangelize the rest of the group.


  • What is your role in helping reach the unreached?
  • What else stood out from this week’s message?



Everyone has a next step to apply what we have learned. What is your next step? Be specific.



Challenge your people to do this: Consider 2 action steps to be living out God’s plan for you


Go – pray about going to reach the unreached people groups with the gospel. Visit https://www.thetravelingteam.org/missionagency to receive more information about going.


Send – When you give at Live Oak, you’re giving towards the mission of making more and stronger followers across the street, across the Globe and into the Next Generation. We partner with missionaries who are reaching the unreached. www.live-oak.org/give



MEMORY VERSE: *Challenge yourself or your group to commit this verse to memory:

Matthew 24:14 “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”



PRAYER: Spend some time praying for the unreached. Pray for the missionaries who are currently reaching the unreached.



Scripture References:

Revelation 5:9-10; Revelation 15:3-4; Acts 4:12; Luke 24:46-47; 1 Corinthians 1:21; Romans 10:13-15; Romans 15:11, 20; Matthew 24:14; John 10:14-16; John 17:20; Psalm 67:1-2; Psalm 46:10; 2 Peter 3:9; Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8



Next Week’s FAQ Question:  KIDS FAQ and Family Sunday!