Simplify – Week 6: Simple Purpose

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Week 6 – Small Group Discussion Questions


  1. Sometimes we prioritize our dreams and ambitions and can put God’s agenda for us on the back burner. Do you think this is why a lot of believers live complicated lives?  Why or why not?


  1. Read Romans 8:28-29. The Apostle Paul said that God’s purpose is for us to become like Christ.  Do you believe this looks different for each person?  Why or why not?


  1. Do you believe it’s still difficult to give blind obedience to God when we understand that God’s ultimate goal is to conform us into the image Christ? Why or why not?


  1. Does it bother you that God could lead us to suffer greatly for his glory (just like He did with Christ)? Why or why not?


  1. Pastor Jon said his “life-verse” isn’t the same as his “favorite verse”. Do you think there has to be a difference between the two?  Why or why not?


  1. Do you have a favorite verse, and/or a life-life verse? If so, would you be willing to share?


  1. Pastor Jon said that your life-verse will be unique to the calling that God has placed on your life. Do you believe that two people with separate callings can cling to the same life-verse?  Why or why not?


  1. Does it make sense how seeing, reciting, and memorizing a passage of scripture can keep us grounded in our purpose? Why or why not?


  1. Read Mark 4:20. This is the life-verse of our church. Do you believe it accurately reminds us that our mission is to take-root, grow & bear fruit?  Why or why not?