Series: Dark Horses

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?

Absalom & Patience

Absalom & Patience - Dig In Questions

As a refresher, read 2 Samuel 14:25-15:12; 18:9-18

1) When is one time in life that you remember losing your patience? Why did you react the way you did?

2) One of the points of Sunday’s teaching was that: “Our impatience will always affect those around us.” What is one continual way that you have seen your impatience affect others?

3) Read Romans 8:28. Have you ever seen God use your less than ideal circumstances to bring about a better version of yourself or your family? Is there a way that you feel He could be doing this now?

4) Do you believe an increased prayer life can lead to more patience? If so, what are some ways in which you can increase your prayer life? Find someone to hold you accountable.

5) What excuses do you have for why you are not reading the Bible more than you are? How can you begin to eliminate those excuses?

6) How can you allow God to tell even a greater story with your life than you could on your own?

Deborah, Barak, & Jael

Deborah, Barak, & Jael - Dig In Questions:

1) What comes to your mind when you think of the term Dark Horses?

2) Have you ever found yourself at a place in life where you felt like you were not a winner, not successful, or not even thought of? How were you able to move past it?

3) Has something in your past or in your present held you back from doing what God is calling you to do? If so, how?

4) On Sunday, Virgil said that “We live in a world that is physically, emotionally, and spiritually oppressed.“ In what ways do you see this to be true? How might God be calling you to be a rescuer?

5) We see from Deborah, Barak, and Jael that just because a person can’t do everything that needs to be done, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t do what they have been equipped to do. Are there things that you are equipped to do for God’s Kingdom that you are not doing?

6) In what ways can you see the church making a greater difference in the world if every believer used their unique giftedness to serve, and recognized that the part they play is necessary for the good of the whole body? How will you help that to happen this week?