Recalibrating Our Motives

New Philly Sillim
Preached by John Park on November 29, 2015, Sunday.

Discussion Questions

CG questions written by John Park.

  1. Do you ever find yourself going on ‘auto-pilot’ mode? How can you tell when godly motives have become misaligned in your heart?
  2. What are some different types of motives that you find yourself slipping into when making choices in life?
  3. “BURNOUT” happens when we lose our motive, and we go on autopilot for so long. Share about moments in life where you felt burnt out, and how you dealt with it.
  4. Read Revelation 5 together. Take some time to meditate on this passage. What is God speaking to you personally through this passage?
  5. When we live our lives for the Lord, do we focus more on the cost or focus more on His worth?
  6. How much Jesus is worth to us is reflected in our expression of worship. Not just in songs we express, but in daily choices we make. Discuss with one another how we may express how much Jesus is worth to us through our daily everyday choices. In other words, what does daily faithfulness look like?
  7. “May the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering.” What does this statement mean to you? John Piper said, “Has the Lord obtained the reward of his sufferings in your life?” In what ways has He received the reward of His sufferings from your life?
  8. This was PJP’s heart: “I don’t want this message to discourage you, but to encourage you and challenge you. This message is not meant to discourage you and to put fear in you. The purpose of this message is to bring you to a place of longing for revelation of who Jesus is and how worthy He is! I’m not trying to stir you to DO, but stir you to ASK. Desperately ask Him to show you His glory and His majesty, and Revelation of who He is and what He has done.” In light of this, on a scale of 1-10 (10 being utterly desperate), where is your heart in terms of desperation of wanting to know His worth?

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