KEY #3 – CALLING
Welcome to a deeper dive into this week’s sermon! Our hope is that we’ll all follow the pattern of Jesus and gather with a few other people regularly to learn and grow spiritually. Be sure you read each Bible section out loud. Don’t try to get to every question, just pick a few and go for it. Before you start, take a moment of silence, then pray that the Holy Spirit will fill your conversations as you study God’s word and apply it to your life. Have a great time!
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Read Mark 1:14-15. Rewrite these verses in your own paraphrase and avoid using the exact same words. What is the message of Jesus? What does it say about his calling? What does it say about the disciple’s calling in life?
Read Mark 1:16-18 Write out a few principles about God’s calling on these lives of the disciples. What does this tell us about our own disciples?
Read Mark 1:16-18 What are a few contrasts between the two sets of brothers? What did it cost these two to follow after Jesus? What can we learn about God’s expectation of us when he calls us to follow him?
Do you believe God has a calling on your life? Why?
If ‘yes’ what do you think it is, and how have you practiced your calling?
Your “Common Calling” is to spread the goodness & good news of Jesus. How do you feel about this?
Your “Unique Calling is to spread the goodness & good news of Jesus… in your place & your way. How does this look like in your own life?
Have you ever explored your unique S.H.A.P.E?
S – Spiritual Gifts
H – Heart
A – Abilities
P – Personality
E – Experiences
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What motivates you to fulfill God’s calling for your life? What distracts from that?
What is the greatest cost you will have to pay to take the next step in your calling?
Finish your time together praying. Sit in silence for a few moments, quietly asking God, “What is my calling?” Share what came to your mind & then pray for each other.