Community Group Discussion Questions

Clocked In:  February 17, 2019

Opening:

  • How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day?
  • What is your favorite movie of all time? Why?
  • If you had to repeat a part of your day every single day, what would you chose to repeat?

Discussion:

  • Read John 21:1-14.
  • How do you think Peter is feeling at this point in the gospel story? How is that revealed in his actions?
  • Do you feel like God has called you to do something or go somewhere specific? Could be now, or a past time/season.
  • How would you describe what being clocked out looks like?
  • Have you ever felt “clocked out” at work or some major part of your life? What caused that?
  • Read John 21:15-17
  • How does Jesus attempt to free Peter from his shame in this passage? Why do you think Peter is so resistant?
  • How does shame play a role in our ‘work’? What does it look like when someone is acting out of shame?
  • Read John 21:18-22
  • What does Jesus say in response to Peter’s comparison? What do you think we can learn from that?
  • In what parts of your life do you most tend to compare yourself to others? What do you think Jesus would say to you if you brought it up to him?

Closing:

  • How can bringing your fears, shame, and comparisons to Jesus help you stay clocked in?
  • What are some things you can do when you notice fear/shame/comparison impacting your work?

 

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February 10, 2019:  All of You

Opening:

  • What kind of work do you most enjoy doing? What is your dream job?
  • Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t want at first, but later ended up having great value to you?

Discussion:

  • Read 1 Peter 4:8-11
  • What does Peter mean when he says that “love covers a multitude of sins”?
  • According to this passage, what kind of attitude should we have when we serve others? Why do you think attitude is just as important as the things that we do?
  • Have you ever taken a personality test or a spiritual gifts test? What do you think your gifts and strengths are? How do you see them play out in your life?
  • Why do you think Peter uses the word “gift” when talking about our strengths? What is significant about that?
  • Do you feel like you’re using your strengths and spiritual gifts in day-to-day life? Where do you see yourself using them and not using them?
  • What impact should using our gifts have in our lives and the lives of the people around us?
  • Do you think it’s helpful or unhelpful to compare our gifts to those of the people around us? Why?
  • When Jesus talks about money, he talked about the fact that God owned everything, and we are his money managers. How does this apply to our strengths and gifts?
  • How can you use your spiritual gifts in your work and day-to-day life in such a way that glorifies God?

Closing:

  • Try taking a personality or strength tests this week (the official Enneagram test is only $12) to learn about your gifts.
  • Make a list of how your gifts can be used to serve others and work on one this week.
  • Partner up for prayer and ask God to empower the other person to use their gifts to serve others in an exciting and new way. Pray against falling into comparison with one another.

 

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