5.29 Small Group Discussion

Regrets - No Going Back

  • What’s one idea from the message that stood out to you? Why do you think it grabbed you?
     
  • Which of the four parts of this series (Looking Back, Letting Go, Launching Out, and No Going Back) has been the most impactful for you? Why?
     
  • What is something that you consider to be a great waste of time?

    Read: Titus 3:9-11 and Philippians 3:12-16.
  • What are some of the useless arguments that we allow ourselves to get bogged down in that Paul warns against?
     
  • Paul warns to stop dealing with divisive people after two warnings. How well do you do at following this idea? If you struggle with it, what makes it hard to follow? If you handle it well, what suggestions would you give?
     
  • Paul himself, an Apostle, states in Philippians that he has not obtained perfection, but that he is determined to continue striving. How does that impact your ability to forgive yourself of your mistakes?
     
  • There is not enough time to get sidetracked and too much at stake to get stuck in the past. Why do we still get stuck looking back when the stakes are so high?
     
  • What can we do that makes a truly lasting impact during our lifetime?
     
  • How can we help others, as well as ourselves, take steps to never go back to our previous regrets?

Pray that we will allow God to keep our regrets redeemed and not get lost looking in the rearview mirror. Pray that we will not get caught up in squabbles, but instead focus on the redemption that God has given and offers to everyone.

Posted on May 28, 2016 .