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JCC Online Bible Study | Called

Table of Contents

 

Week One | You Have a Calling

  • Video
  • Course Guide Pages 3-5
  • Discussion Questions
    • How does knowing that everyone has a calling, not just pastors and ministers, change the way you approach life? (Link to discussion)
    • Why is your primary identity to be a servant, regardless of the specific calling God gives you? (Link to discussion)
    • Why is the connection between identity and calling so important? (Link to discussion)
    • What has God already told you about your specific calling? (Link to discussion)
    • What steps are you taking to walk or grow in your specific calling? (Link to discussion)
  • Activity
    • Start Fresh: We normally introduce ourselves to others based on our name and occupation. Begin again by having each person introduce themselves with their name and an aspect of their God-given calling. This will help you relate to one another based on who God says you are instead of simply what you do.  
  • Main Scriptures
  • Additional Scriptures

 

Week Two | The Why Before the What

  • Video
  • Course Guide Pages 6-8
  • Discussion Questions
    • What does it reveal about God that He fills the life He designed you to live with blessings, and then even promises eternal reward for fulfilling your purpose? (link to discussion)
    • What does it look like to use your gifts in the wrong arena? In the right arena? (link to discussion)
    • This lesson describes five benefits of living your calling. Which is the most meaningful to you? Why? (link to discussion)
    • Why is the ability to celebrate others instead of envying them a sign that you are living your calling? (link to discussion)
  • Activity
    • Dedicated and Blessed: Jesus told His disciples, “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:19-20).

      Simply put, it is powerful when you pray together about your callings. In groups of two or three, take turns praying for one another and dedicate each person to God’s purpose and calling for their life. Ask the Holy Spirit to empower each of you with His wisdom and grace 
  • Main Scriptures
  • Additional Scriptures

 

Week Three | The Big Picture

  • Video
  • Course Guide Pages 9-11
  • Discussion Questions
    • What impact did all the Scriptures about God’s judgment for believers have on you? (link to discussion)
    • Why do you think God would establish a day of judgment for believers? (link to discussion)
    • How does it make you feel to know that God desires to reward you in eternity? (link to discussion)
    • In a culture of comparison, what are some important keys to living your calling faithfully? (link to discussion)
    • What concerns do you have about fulfilling your calling and receiving your full reward? What’s a healthy way to navigate those concerns and entrust them to God? (link to discussion)
  • Activity
    • Calming Concerns: Take the concerns you just addressed with your group and write them on a piece of paper. Place the paper in an envelope, write your name and today’s date on it, and seal it. Put all the envelopes together and have the group leader lay hands on them, offering all the concerns up to God in prayer. In one year, open your envelope and see how many of your concerns God has addressed.
  • Main Scriptures
  • Additional Scriptures