Showdown – Discussion Questions


Main Point

Your team matters because united we win, but divided we are destroyed.

Start the Conversation

Who is on your team? Share with the group the 2 people you believe have the most influence and impact in your life.


This week Pastor Chris and Pastor Zac went head to head in a battle of the pastors preaching on the importance of scouting for the right people in our lives, drafting the right relationships into our lives, and trading our flesh for the Holy Spirit.

Encountering God through Bible Study

Read Proverbs 13:20.
1. How have you experienced this in your life? What does this say about the importance of the people we choose to have on our team?

2. Are friendships just random connections due to our circumstances, or is it possible to make conscious decisions about our friendships? How do you make friends with those who are wise?

Read Romans 7:15 and Romans 8:1-2.

3. Can you relate to what Paul says in Romans 7:15? What hope do you find in Romans 8:1-2?

4. Pastor Zac said we should trade our flesh for the Holy Spirit in the same way a team trades players to make the whole team stronger. How do we trade our flesh?

5. Do you have a committed daily time with God?

6. How do we avoid grieving the Holy Spirit? (Ephesians 4:30)

Read Philippians 2:1-11.

7. What should define or be the “glue” of our team (see verses 1-2)?

8. Every team has a purpose. What should our one purpose be?

9. How should this common purpose drive our interactions with those on our team?

Embrace others in Biblical Community

Spend some time praying for the people on the teams in your life. Pray for those on your family team. Pray for those on your work team. Pray for those in your small group and others on your spiritual team. If your group is large, you may divide into smaller groups for prayer time.

Expand God’s Kingdom

Who do you know who needs to hear this message? Is there someone on your team who has made you a better player? How could you thank them this week?

Leader Notes

We encourage groups to try the Discovery Bible Method as an alternative to these discussion questions. You will find details for this Bible study method here. For this week, please study Philippians 2:1-11.

4. Encourage the group in their spiritual growth. Do group members have a Bible reading plan? Do they have a spiritual growth plan? Are they working towards membership in the CORE? What is their next step?

5. Encourage on another and build each other up. Encourage members to talk about how they value their time with God, what they learn, and how it affects the rest of their day. Share tips for how others can carve out sacred time with God.

6. Discuss how we learn over time what types of people, places, food, and circumstances cause us to fall into sin. How can we avoid repeating the pattern?

7. Faith in Christ is our “glue”!

8. Our purpose is to love God and love others.