Success is using your gifts for the sake of others.


Discussion Questions

Start Talking

  • What have you been through (or are currently going through) that has taken you on a journey of grief?
  • How have you seen God’s hand in your journey?
  • Have you had the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to someone going through something?
    • How did that impact their journey?
    • How did that impact you?

Read This

  • Read Joshua 1:9.
    • Do you find it difficult to be “strong and courageous” when you face trials in life?
    • Does it help you to know that “God will be with you wherever you go”?
  • Read John 16:33.
    • What does this verse say to you about finding peace in troubled times?
  • Read Ephesians 3:20.
    • God’s power is so much greater than we can even imagine. Does that inspire you to pray BOLD prayers?
    • Do you doubt that God wants to (or will) answer your prayers?
  • Read Romans 12: 1-8.
    • Are you leveraging the skill sets God has entrusted you with to know him and make him known?

What Now

The Brandenburgs shared specific tools that helped them in this season.

  • PRAYER
      • Is prayer a priority in your life? 
      • How do you need to grow in your prayer life?
      • How can we as a group pray for you today?
  • CHURCH ATTENDANCE
      • Are you regular in your church attendance?
      • What reasons do you miss attending church?
      • How can we as a group encourage you to be more faithful in church attendance?
  • PRAISE
      • What is your go-to praise and worship song when you need encouragement?
      • As a group make a praise and worship playlist to share with each other and encourage each other on hard days. 
  • SCRIPTURE
    • What is your go-to Scripture when you are facing hard times?
    • How do you keep Scripture forefront in your mind? (Bible app, signs, journaling, etc.)
    • What would it mean to you to have someone in the group text you an encouraging Scripture this week? 

“A life is ultimately measured by how much of it we give away”

  • Andy Stanley

Additional Resources

Bible Reading Plan 

Scripture: Psalm 16:11

Scripture: Psalm 91

Book: Heaven” by Randy Alcorn

Book: “Imagine Heaven” by John Burke

T.V. Series: The Chosen