Why Motive Matters

Why Motive Matters - Dig In Questions:

1) Do you think that motive matters much in our world? Why or why not?

2) Why do you believe Jesus cared so much about the motive behind our generosity?

3) Read Galatians 1:10. Can you think of a time in your life when seeking the approval of people came into conflict with God's approval for your life? What did you do?

4) Of the four poor motives for living “A Generous Life”, (People's approval, Fear/Guilt, So you can get something in return, God's affection), which is the one that you struggle with the most? What can you do to fight against that motive?

5) One of the points on Sunday was that “Someone who truly understands the generosity of Christ will always strive to mimic the generosity of Christ.” In what ways do you feel God is calling you to increase your generosity?

John Mark

John Mark - Dig In Questions:

1) When was a time in your life that you didn’t feel good enough? Why did you feel the way you did?

2) On a scale of 1-10, how active would you consider yourself to be in spreading the message of Jesus Christ? Why is this, and if necessary, how can you begin to change that?

3) Read 1 Corinthians 1:26-29. Why do you think that God uses the foolish things of the world to accomplish His purpose?

4) Read 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. Why do you believe that God’s power works best in our weakness? Have you seen this to be true in your life?

5) Do you truly believe that “All you need to be used by God is a heart for God”? Why or why not?

6) Is there any reason that you feel that God could not use you to accomplish His purpose in this world? If so, commit to praying this excuse out of your life for the next seven days.

King Josiah & Repentance

King Josiah & Repentance - Dig In Questions

1) On Sunday, we discussed that: “There is always hope for God’s people when God’s people put their hope in God.” Do you remember when you first put your hope and faith in God? Why did you do so?

2) Have you ever seen a correlation between the amount of time you spend reading your Bible and your perspective on your life?

3) Repentance means: “To change one’s mind.” Why do you think repentance is so important to a Christian’s life?

4) What do you feel is the most challenging thing about sharing your faith with people? What can you do to overcome this challenge?

5) Read Hebrews 12:1. What do you need to remove from your life that is weighing down your faith?

The Criminal On The Cross & Faith

The Criminal On The Cross & Faith - Dig In Questions

Read Luke 23:32-43

1) What do you think is the most challenging thing about forgiveness?

2) Like one of the criminals on the cross, so many people settle for being close to what Jesus is doing (going to church, small group, have head knowledge), but never allow Jesus to change them from the inside out. Why do you think this is?

3) One of the points on Sunday was that “Nobody is ever too far gone to be saved…if someone has a heartbeat then they have hope to find Christ.” Who is someone in your life that seems unlikely to ever give their life to Christ? Whether you’re in a group or alone, please pray for that person now!

4) Why do you think some people struggle with the reality that “faith is all we need to be saved”?

5) On Sunday, we discussed how “A genuine faith in Jesus is what saves you, but a genuine faith in Jesus also changes you.” How has your faith in Christ changed you?

6) What do you believe your faith is leading you to do differently in your life right now?