Main Idea: This week we begin a new series “Empty Spaces,” where we will be encouraged and challenged to turn to God to fill the empty spaces of fear and insecurity with potential and purpose.
Discussion Starter: Would you want the power to read people’s thoughts? Why or why not?
Watch this brief intro together with your group (click picture below):
If we are not deliberate in our thoughts, our mind will be filled, by default, with the world around us. In order to harmonize our minds with God’s will and word, we have to pursue purposeful focus.
Primary Scriptures: Romans 12:2 and Proverbs 4:20-27
1. What thoughts do you dwell on that seem to crowd out God’s purpose for you?
2. This week, have you allowed yourself to quiet the world around you and spend time thinking about God and the people He has placed in your life? If not, be intentional now, put it on your calendar, schedule some time this week to read God’s Word and meditate on what He wants to tell you.
3. How can you avoid letting Jesus become “just another thing” that fills your life?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read 2 Corinthians 10:5 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.
How can your Embrace group, which focuses on a shared interest, put that focus through the lens of exploring God? Discuss how you can avoid allowing that shared interest to take focus away from God but rather enhance your relationship with Him.