Back to the Movies: Hook – Discussion Guide
Main Idea: A life with Him, finding who you truly are and what you are meant to do is the greatest adventure!
Introduction: As we see in the movie Hook, there’s a difference between growing up and growing old. Just like there’s a difference between looking for one last adventure and looking for THE last great adventure. Finding out who you’re truly meant to be is the greatest adventure you can ever encounter!
Discussion Starter: How about you? Has God given you insight into who He created you to be and who He is growing you to be? Have the problems of this life and the pursuit for more blinded you to who you truly are? Who are you meant to be?
This week Pastor Chris asked us to imagine what a life with God looks like—to find out who we truly are and what we are meant to do.
Primary Scriptures: Matthew 18:1-4, Matthew 19:13-15, John 8:44, John 10:10
- In the movie, Maggie fails to see things Hook’s way while her brother Jack is having the time of his life. He is struggling to see who his father truly is and loses more than his father’s watch in the process… Is this how you see God? As a Creator who ruins all your fun? As a Father who is absent, or breaks promises? How do you see God?
- Read Matthew Matthew 18:1-4. Greatness is not found through growing up or growing old. Greatness is found growing humble and letting God take control. What area of your life are you “trying to be great” instead of letting God have it all?
- Read John 8:44. Hook is like our real enemy–full of lies made to make us feel good about ourselves and question the life God has for us. Now read John 10:10. What are the lies you’re believing about you, your life, your situation? What kind of abundance does God have for you?
- This week, memorize Psalm 25:4. Ask God to show you what lies you may be believing. Speak life, and declare victory over those lies.
Suggestion: Consider breaking the group into twos or threes for this section.
Read Matthew 19:13-15. Pray for God to show you how to have child-like faith. Pray for God to give you a faith that surpasses understanding.
Pray for a life with God, finding who you truly are and what you are meant to do. No matter what you’ve done or what’s been done to you, God wants a relationship with you. No matter what you’re afraid of or feel unworthy about, God can and wants to use you for His Kingdom.
What can you do for God today? Pray for Him to reveal His plan for you and how He wants to use you. Share one thing that you want the others to pray specifically for you this week. Make a plan to check in through the week.