Monday, May 4
Chapter 4: The Reach (pg 25)
Quote of the Day:
“I found another job eventually, and eventually I lost that one too. But I lost it because I chose to that time, not because I was fired. Finding things and losing things is what the Bible is all about. God even seemed to encourage it. He talked about losing your job, or even your life, if you want to find it. He talked about losing your status to find real power. He shows that Jesus comes looking for us because people, like sheep, have a knack for getting lost. And when He finds us, we usually aren’t dressed in a tux.” – Love Does by Bob Goff, pgs. 29-30
Matthew 16:24-27 “24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. 26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul? 27 For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will reward each person according to what they have done.”
Putting Love into Action:
Let’s fail…on purpose. Bob shared about how he learned from his failures and how God finds us in our failures and our successes. Most of us steer clear of failure or struggle. But, what if we put ourselves in situations where we may very likely fail – aka take a risk – and see what we learn about receiving God’s love?
Think of something you’re not very good at or that is a challenge – and do it this week!
Question/Discussion (from the Love Does Small Group Study Guide):
What was your first job, and do you have good memories or bad memories of the experience?
Post your comments below for today’s question/discussion. I can’t wait to hear your answers!