Wake Up Week 2 – Discussion Guide
Main Idea: The chaos of our circumstances will either be a cancer or a catalyst for what comes next.
Discussion Starter: Discuss one event or situation in your life that led to lasting, godly change.
Introduction: This week, Pastor Zac encourages us to find peace and Kingdom-centered action despite the chaos of this world. This peace and action is focused through Jesus’ love and gift of the Holy Spirit to His followers.
Primary Scriptures: Ephesians 5:13-16, Philippians 4:6-7, John 14:27, Exodus 33:14, John 16:33, Acts 2:47, Acts 1:7-8, Galatians 5:22-23, Romans 15:13, 1 Peter 5:10, Acts 9:17-19
- Read John 16:33 Do you easily forget that Jesus did NOT say there would be no troubles? In general, how do you respond to suffering and troubles?
- Most of us in America organize our lives, jobs, homes, etc. to completely avoid or minimize trouble and suffering. Yet, those things always seem to find us or we find them. How would resting in God’s view of trouble and suffering in this world change you?
- What is one thing or area of your life that God has awakened during this season? If you can’t think of one, take time each day this week to read His Word, pray, and meditate on where He wants you to wake up.
- Read Habakkuk 3:17-19. Our joy and peace should not be contingent on our circumstances, but in who God is Himself. Consider our current state – global pandemic, economic collapse, social unrest – in light of this scripture. What more needs to happen for the people of God to wake up and start resting in Him as the ONLY source of our peace? How can you bring peace and light to those in your sphere of influence?
Discovery Bible Method:
For deeper study, as an alternative to the questions above, read 1 Peter 5:10 and use the Discovery Bible Method to explore the passage.