Sermon Notes & Life Group Questions

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Message Notes
Self Discipline
11/22/20

All of Me – Wk. #11

Have nothing to do with pointless and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness. For the training of the body has limited benefit, but godliness is beneficial in every day, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. This is saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. For this reason, we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.
1 Timothy 4:7

How have I best enjoyed the Lord in the past? How is He drawing me in now? Today?

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What does it mean for me to submit my emotions to the Lord?

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If rest isn’t simply taking a nap and watching Netflix, how does your routine need to change? What good work do you need to do so that you may truly rest?

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Who is He putting on my heart and drawing me into community with?

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Continued prompts:

Write down everything you currently do (or hope to do) that brings you joy and fills you with delight. (e.g. places, activities, church, Bible reading, prayer, gardening, walking the dog, being in nature, talking with close friends, cooking, painting, hobbies, ect. Endless possibilities!)

Write down actives you need to avoid, limit, or eliminate that pull you away from remaining anchored in Christ. What takes away joy? This is anything that impacts you negatively. (e.g. violent movies, excessive social media, commitments that take you beyond your limit, etc.) Don’t just write covid lockdown.

What are the challenging “have-tos” in the next 3-6 months that will impact your rhythms? (e.g. lockdowns, caring for aging parents, a special needs child, a demanding season at work, health issues, ect.)

Quoted Verses: 1 Timothy 4:7-10
Verses referenced: Revelation 21:5. 2 Corinthians 5:19-20. Psalm 32:11.

Life Group Q’s
Self Discipline
11/22/20

All of Me – Wk. #11

Catching Up:

What is something that you’ve trained for and accomplished that you are proud of? Why did you pursue this and what was the hardest part of the training?

Review:

• What limits in your life did God make you aware of last week and how did you do embracing those? What did you learn through that?

• What stood out to you about this week’s sermon? Which of the prompts that James walked us through was most meaningful to you? Why?

Going Deeper:

• Read Psalm 139:1-3, 23-24 – How do you read/process these verses differently at the end of this series than the beginning of the series?

• At the beginning of this series, Pastor Mark said that there may be a moment where the Holy Spirit meets you in a unique way. Did that happen? Tell us about that.

• Read 1 Timothy 4:8 – When training, what is the difference between motivation and self-discipline? How does the Gospel define our motivation for our growth and guide us in our self-discipline?

Application:

• As you worked through the prompts listed in the sermon notes, which one is God leading you to take action on first? What will be your biggest challenge/obstacle and how can we as a life group support you in that?

Prayer:

• Pray for each other based on what God is calling each of you to take action on, and for the obstacles that will need to be removed or worked through.

• Pastor James asked us to pray and listen to who God is putting on your heart. Spend time praying for these people by name.