Destinations

March 3 - March 25

We all have places we want to end up in life, yet the decisions we make often lead us away from our intended destinations. One poor decision can send us down the wrong road, crushing our dreams, and wasting years of our lives. As time passes, we look back wondering how we got off course, and how we can recover from broken dreams. This series will examine the disconnect between our dreams and the paths we take to reach them and we will learn our direction, not our intention, determines our destination.


 

Direction Matters

March 3 & 4 / Gary Partridge

 

 

What Does Your "No" Look Like?

March 10 & 11 / Keith Norman

 

 

Direction Begins With Submission

March 17 & 18 / Kyle Freedman

 

 

Attention Deficit Disorder

March 24 & 25 / Doug Miller

 

1. Talk about a time when you were lost. How did you get lost? How did you get back on track?

2. Read Proverbs 7:6-27. When have you watched someone else go down a predictable path? What were the choices that they made? What were the outcomes they experienced? 


3. Our Main Thought this weekend was: Direction – not intention- determines destination. What road are you on now when it comes to your career, finances, kids or relationships? Where do you see it headed?

4. How is it different than your desired destination? What direction should you pursue so you will arrive at your desired destination in one of the areas you've mentioned? 


5. Why do we tend to think we are the exception to this principle? Why do we see our choices as individual events, instead of seeing them as a direction with a destination?

6. Wrong paths have a strong emotional appeal that cause us to trade the immediate for the ultimate. If we choose immediate gratification, then we forfeit where we eventually want to be. Is anyone in your life warning you about your direction? What is one thing you will do this week to put yourself on the direction you ultimately want?

7. Do you need to warn someone you care about regarding the direction they are going?

8. Pray for one another to stay on the right road, get back on the right road and/or the courage to talk to someone you care about.

Currently we do not have specific questions from the message this week, which happens occasionally for a variety of reasons. We have equipped you to lead your group with a few questions you’ll find below and encourage you to use them to guide the discussion of this message.

1. What stood out to you this week as you listened to the message?

2. What did you learn about God?

3. What passage of scripture spoke to you?

4. What are you personally feeling called to do in response to this message?

5. What are your prayer requests as they relate to this message?

1. What was your main takeaway from this weekend’s message?

2. Read Proverbs 3:5-7

3. What makes it difficult to “Trust God with all your heart…”?

4. Which areas of your life do you “lean on your own understanding.”?
a. Why do you think that is the case?

5. What would it require of you to acknowledge God in all your ways?
a. Why would someone find this scary?
b. How can this group help you make this happen?
c. Has there ever been a time in your life when you’ve acknowledged God in all your ways? Describe it for the group.

6. What paths in your life are you hoping God makes straight?

7. Spend some time sharing prayer requests. Then pray for those requests and pray that the members in your group can take the next steps to begin to live out Solomon’s advise.

1.Do you have a great example from your life or someone else’s where something grabbed your attention and caused you to veer off course? This could be in a lot of different ways!

2. In terms of the way we are living our lives, how have you seen people get distracted and ultimately thrown way off course in their lives personally?

3. What are some of the things that you think have the most potential to grab your attention and get you heading in the wrong direction?

4. What do you think about our main thought this week? My Focus Determines My Destination.

5. Read these verses and talk about how they apply the danger of the distractions all around us. Proverbs 22:3, Psalm 119:35 & 37, Proverbs 4:25-27, Psalm 119:105 & Hebrews 2:1

6. What can you do this week to make sure that you aren’t allowing things that shouldn’t grab your attention, focus and distract you from the path you know God has called you to?

7. Take some time to use the words of Psalm 119:35 & 37 as a template for your prayers for yourself and those in your group. Pray as well for any other requests you may have. Please also pray over our Easter celebration at Plum Creek that God would use it to touch thousands of lives! Finally, ask the Lord who it is that you should invite to come with you this year to our Easter services?

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