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August 18, 2019

Promises, Promises: Accomplishment/Esteem

Speaker: Mike Miller


Welcome: What is your greatest accomplishment?  What did you want to be when you were a kid?


Set The Tone: 

How have you defined success at different stages of your life? When you were a kid, a teenager, in your 20’s, 30’s etc.? How has your definition changed over the decades? Why?


Tonight we are going to look at this idea of success or accomplishment which is something that is constantly changing for us and how this relates to our spiritual journey?


Reflect on the Word/Life:


Gen. 2:15, 3:17-19


What do these verses help us understand about accomplishment and purpose?


What do you think is the proper goal for human life and work?


What kinds of things do you do to try and find significance? 


How does fear play a role in accomplishment and esteem?


What does it look like to be addicted to success? How does that relate to what you do in your life?


Matthew 5:43-48


How do these verses help us understand what it means to be perfect or mature in Christ?


John 15:1-8


What does it mean to bear fruit for the Kingdom of God?


What seems to be the process for bearing this fruit? What role does pruning play? 


How willing are you to engage this process?


Repent/Believe:


What lies regarding accomplishment are you believing right now?


What would it look like to repent of those beliefs? How does abiding in Christ relate to that?


What would be a practical next step for you to take to show that you are repenting? What will this step cost you? What is the risk involved?