Better Decisions, Fewer Regrets
What Story Do I Want to Tell?
Blended • January 17, 2021 • Sherry Harris
Read Genesis 37:1-11 1) Have you ever thought of your life as a story written by you one decision at a time? Knowing the power of your daily choices and decisions, what chapters would you like to change in your story? 2) In our scripture story, what decisions that Joseph made resonated in you? Which of Joseph’s decisions would have been difficult for you to make? 3) Reflect on the stories of your life. How did the decisions made by previous generations shape your own life? How are your decisions shaping the lives of your children or grandchildren? 4) The fog of emotion can get our decisions off track. When in your life have you had to press pause - not play - and how did it impact that decision? 5) Last week, we were challenged to be honest with ourselves. This week you are challenged to a second decision. I will decide a story that I am proud to tell. I will not decide anything that makes me a liar for life. Will you accept the challenge and write a better story?
Why Am I... Really?
Blended • January 10, 2021 • Bill Brunson
Read II Chronicles 36:5-8, 11-14 1) Our past, our present, and our future are determined by our decisions and they affect others as well. What are the decisions you regret most in your life? 2) “The greatest challenge we face in making good decisions is the face we see in the mirror each day.” Do you agree or disagree with that statement? Why or why not? 3) Do you believe asking the question “Am I being honest with myself . . . really” will lead to better decisions and fewer regrets? If so, think of some examples in your own life. 4) The prophet, Jeremiah, said, “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Do you believe Jeremiah’s words and if so, how will you manage your deceitful heart? 5) How can a deeper relationship with God help you make better decisions with fewer regrets?