Selfiecentered - Week One
Small Group Study  

 

Ice Breaker: How many selfies have you taken in your life?

1.    Series in a sentence:  the key to fulfillment is not self-absorption, but self-abandonment.  Discuss.

2.    Five questions from Luke 5:1-11:

One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God. He saw at the water’s edge two boats, left there by the fishermen, who were washing their nets. He got into one of the boats, the one belonging to Simon, and asked him to put out a little from shore. Then he sat down and taught the people from the boat. When he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.” When they had done so, they caught such a large number of fish that their nets began to break. So they signaled their partners in the other boat to come and help them, and they came and filled both boats so full that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw this, he fell at Jesus’ knees and said, “Go away from me, Lord; I am a sinful man!” For he and all his companions were astonished at the catch of fish they had taken, and so were James and John, the sons of Zebedee, Simon’s partners.Then Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will fish for people.” So they pulled their boats up on shore, left everything and followed him.


     a. Why not today?
          i.    Have you given up?
         ii.    Do you think God has the power to:
               1. Change your life?
               2. Save your marriage?
               3. Give you purpose?
               4. Empower your dreams?
               5. Help you start a come back?

     b. Are you ready?
          i. What could you be doing RIGHT NOW to be ready for your come back?
               1. Take a minute and give one example to the group of something you could be doing to get ready
                   for better days.
          ii. Do you believe God has a plan for you, despite your challenging circumstances?
iii. What does it mean to “control the controllable s”? How do the guys in this story demonstrate that by washing their           nets?

     c. Are you all in?
          i. Peter said to Jesus, “because you say so, I will”. Is that your attitude to Jesus when it comes to:
               1. Dating?
               2. Marriage?
               3. Evangelism?
               4. Money?
               5. Serving?

     d.    Are you overflowing?
               i. Do you live your life as if you were born to survive the world, or change it?
               ii  Do you need to expand your faith capacity?  How?

     e.    When is the last time you’ve been astonished?
               i. What more does God have to show you to prove He’s good, He’s great and He’s got this?