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Turning the Page: Navigating the New Year
Sermon-based Discussion/Reflection Questions
- Turning the Page:Stepping into the next chapter of your life– A new year means new opportunity. After 2020, many of us are ready to turn the page from the past year and move into the next year. How do we turn the page to the next chapter to experience the opportunity to make this a great year and a great next chapter in our story? Join us for a 6-week series called Turning the Page let’s step into all that God has for us in 2021.
- Turning the Page: Navigating the New Year: In week 2 of Turning the Page, we looked at the 2 big influences that will shape us and navigate us through this year. To tell a better story, pay attention to your crowd and what you choose as your compass.
- Discussion/Reflection Questions:
- Have you ever been lost and needed directions? Talk/think about the situation. How did you find your way?
- Read Psalm 1: What stands out to you from this passage?
- Questions about your crowd: Think about your crowd and all the influences on your life.
- Where do I turn for advice?
- Where do I look for approval?
- What relationships get my attention?
- Questions about your compass: Think about anything that influences your directions and decisions.
- Where is this taking me?
- How is this shaping me?
- Psalm 1:2 highlights that the blessed person is one who “delights” and “meditates” on God’s Word. What does it mean to delight in God’s Word? What does it mean to meditate on God’s Word?
- Doug challenged us to READ, REFLECT, and RESPOND to Scripture. How do you do that? Which of the three do you need to be more intentional with this week?
- NEXT STEPS:
- What is your NEXT STEP based on this week’s message? How will you put it into practice? Be specific.
- *Memory Verse: Psalm 119:105 “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
- 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Tool for Bible Engagement:
- “All Scripture is God-breathed & is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17
- Teaching: What is the basic truth God wants me to know?
- Rebuking: What error in judgment, understanding or behavior might this passage be rebuking in my life?
- Correction: How might this passage correct, balance or redirect me?
- Training: What does this passage present to prepare me for living a God honoring life or for facing some future challenge?
- Equipped for Every Good Work: How might this passage equip me for serving God and people?
- PRAYER: Spend some time praying asking God for wisdom on your crowd. And then for wisdom in what you use as your compass to guide you. Commit to engaging Scripture and invite God to meet with you and guide you as you engage with the Bible.
- Scripture References: Psalm 1; Jeremiah 17:9; 13:20; 12:15; 14:12; Proverbs 2:3-11; Romans 12:2; Joshua 1:8; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Psalm 119:105