Persevering on Purpose
Worship: Spend time throughout the week during your time with God listening to As You Find Me by Hillsong United. As you spend time in worship, use this opportunity to reflect on the truth that God loves you just the way you are right now.
Check-In: How would you describe your attitude towards running a marathon?
Bible Readings: Anchor: Hebrews 12:1; Ephesians 2:10; Philippians 2:13; Galatians 6:7-9 NIV/TPT
Preparation and Discussion for Group Time:
- What has stood out to you about Persevering on Purpose after hearing Ps Jason speak into this area? What are you challenged by?
- Reading the anchor verse Hebrews 12:1, there were 4 areas that we are called to focus on when it comes to persevering:
o Remember the race (Dream again)
o Strip off and streamline (Review and adjust)
o Run! (Sowing and Reaping)
o Consistency and the compound effect (A long obedience in the same direction)
In which of these areas do you need to grow in? How can you use these focus areas to increase your capacity to persevere?
- “The enemy doesn’t need us to be bad, he needs us to be distracted.” Have you found yourself struggling with Low Information to Action Ratio (LIAR) and not able to respond to what God is asking of you? Have you become distracted from what God is wanting to use you for?
- Read Galatians 6:9 (consider reading several translations): How can you commit to persevering this week? What can you do to make sure that you don’t get weary? How can we, as a group, help one another with this?
Check out and Prayer time: Pray that God would show you areas of your life where you need to strip off things that are slowing you down from running the race, He has set out for you.
Read Hebrews 12:1 and thank God that He runs with us as we run this race of life with perseverance.
For personal study, here are some suggested YouVersion and RightNow Media devotionals: