Simplify – Week 1: Running on Empty

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Week 1 – Small Group Discussion Questions


  1. Read John 10:10. Do you think people tend to see this verse in reverse (that Jesus steals away enjoyment and the devil brings it)?  Why or why not?


  1. Pastor Jon said that living w/ simplicity means walking away from innumerable opportunities to take advantage of an incredible, God-ordained opportunity. Has this ever happened to you?  If so, how?


  1. If you were to gauge your “fullness” on a “life bucket”, are you full, empty, or somewhere in between?


  1. What are things like for you when you’re running on a full tank?


  1. What are things like for you when you’re running on empty?


  1. Bill Hybel says, “When you’re running on empty, you’re not only hard to be around, you’re dangerous.” Do you agree?  Why or why not?


  1. What sort of things fill up your bucket and what sort of things drain you?


  1. Read Romans 15:13. Have you ever been “overflowing” with joy and peace?  If so, when?  If you’re not sure, can you remember a time when someone else was overflowing with joy and peace?  What gave you that impression?