30 Days to Live Session 1- Participant Guide
On Sunday, August 9th the message series 30 Days to Live kicked off. These group discussion guides will provide your group with questions, Scripture passages and applications to help live for the most important things in life.
30 Days to Live Group Participant Guide
Launching Question: Would you rather die unexpectedly or see it coming? Explain your answer.
Connecting Question 1: When into Now What is your biggest “When – Then?” Be honest and identify how you are missing the moment by hoping for some future event. What does it mean to live in the moment? How can we be fully present to others? What are the external pressures or distractions that keep you from being fully engaged with others?
Connection Question 2: Intentions into Actions Read James 4:17. What is wrong with planning out our lives? What sinful attitudes was James addressing? How do you feel when you think about your life being a mist that is vanishing away? What is the good intention you have that God wants to turn into a good action? Share specifically what you need to do and when you will do it.
Knowing that life is brief, what spiritual changes do you need to make? If you were on your death bed, what regrets would you have about your life? What priorities do you need to change in order to live for what is truly important?
Connection Question 3: Whole Heart Toward Jesus What does it mean to turn our whole heart towards Jesus? Why do we tend to focus on doing for the Lord, instead of being present to the Lord (relating)? What or whom have you made a higher priority than the Lord? What would it look like for you to live every day simply to know and love Jesus with all your heart?
Scripture: Ephesians 5:15-20 How can we make the most of our days on earth? What is God’s will? What does it mean to be filled with the Spirt?
Application & Prayer Circle one option you will work on this week
1. What changes will you make in order to live in the moment and make the most of your days on earth? What future goals or plans do you need to surrender?
2. What has God put on your heart to do that you haven’t done? What action steps will you take this week?
3. What will you do this week to turn your heart more toward Jesus? What relationships or activities have robbed you of living to know and follow Christ?
Close with prayer