Sunday, November 25, 2018

Don't Give Up: Special Guest, Rudy

We provide questions each week based on the theme of our service for our Verve Groups to use. If you're not in a Verve Group, feel free to use them on your own.
This week we continued the series called Don't Give Up and heard from special guest, Rudy. If you missed it, you can listen to it here.
  1. What about Rudy's story (from the movie or what he shared at Verve) was inspiring to you?
  2. When is the last time you achieved a big goal? How did you do it?
  3. What is the last dream, desire or goal you had that you did not achieve? What prevented you from achieving it?
  4. Tell us a dream or goal you have. How long has this been a dream of yours?
  5. What consistent actions (habits) can you build into your life that would move you towards your goal?
  6. Rudy talked about the importance of supportive friends.
    • Do you have people who can encourage you? 
    • What is difficult about sharing your dreams with your friends so they're able to support you?
  7. Do you have any goals for your relationship with God?
  8. What actions (spiritual habits) can you more consistently build into your life that could grow your relationship with God?
  9. The Bible says in 1 John 4:13, "This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit" and in 1 John 4:16, "And so we know and rely on the love God has for us."
    • In your normal everyday life, do you rely on the strength of God's Spirit and the power of God's love to help you? 
    • If so, what, practically, does that look like for you?
    • If not really, how could you do it more?
  10. Weekly Check In Question:  What could we be praying for you this week? (Is there something good we could celebrate with you, or a challenge you need God's help with?)