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Message Discussion Guide – 4.11.21 – Explore God 1

Explore God

Week 1: What’s your purpose?

Opening:
  1. What do you hope is written on your gravestone or spoken about you at your funeral?
  2. How would you describe your identity and has that changed over time?
  3. How can you find identity in eternal things and not temporary things (job, spouse, status, kids, stage of life, etc.)?
Getting into the Word:

Read Deuteronomy 6:5

  1. What does it mean to love God with all your heart, soul, and strength?
  2. How does this verse inform our purpose, as people of God, and how is this lived out?

Read Deuteronomy 6:7-9

  1. How do these verses inform the role of a parent?
  2. Choose one to answer—how did your parents influence your faith or how have you influenced your child’s faith?
  3. What would intentional steps be that a parent could take to talk about the word & will of God with their children?
  4. What value does the word of God have on your identity?  How can you return to that on a consistent basis?
  5. How can you receive your identity as a child of God and live out your life loving God & others?

Re-Read Deuteronomy 6:7-9 focusing on tying the word on your wrists and your forehead and your door post and gateway

  1. Why do you think God encourages us to put the word in these prominent places?
  2. Imagine if you seized every moment of every day as an opportunity to “Love God and Love your neighbor as yourself”; how would that impact you and your purpose?
Prayer:

Close with prayer, and see your purpose today to love God and love others.