Simplify – Week 3: Simple Schedule

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Week 3 – Small Group Discussion Questions

  1. Solomon’s most consistent message in the book of Ecclesiastes is that everything we pursue outside of God is “meaningless” or “vanity”. Do you think there might be something you are pursuing that is “meaningless”? If so, what?
  2. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Do you believe there is an appropriate time to kill and hate? If so, can you share an example?
  3. Pastor Jon said that we often allow ourselves to be taken hostage by our schedules. Do you believe we have as much control over our schedules that he seems to suggest? Why or why not?
  4. Would you ever consider allowing a trusted friend to say what they thought your priorities are? Why or why not?
  5. Read Luke 14:26. Have you ever felt like you had to choose between God and Family? If so, when?
  6. Andy Stanley and his wife Sandra wrote down two goals for their family (#1, They wouldn’t be the couple that had nothing in common when their children left the home, #2, To make their home a place their kids wanted to be when they were old enough to move out). How do you think these two goals can be accomplished?
  7. What are some luxuries that are easily confused as necessities?
  8. What are some things you think you can do to have a simplified schedule?