“The Mark of the Nail: Significance”
Small Groups at Lakeland exist to make disciples who make disciples in relational environments as we live out the four habits – accountability, shepherding, developing others, and on mission.
ICEBREAKER (optional): What is the most daring or adventurous thing you’ve ever done?
DISCUSSION STARTER (optional): Let’s start by asking if anyone has a specific takeaway from this weekend’s message that they’d like to share.
- Have you ever met anyone famous or someone you considered significant? Tell us about that.
- SHEPHERDING: In life, we can find our significance and worth in many different things. If you aren’t careful, where do you find a lot of your significance coming from – approval, accomplishments, money/possessions, power, etc? (Note: This could also lead into a discussion about what people wrote on their tags.)
- We were reminded this weekend that our true value is determined by what someone was willing to pay for it – Jesus paid it all for us on the cross. Tonight let’s look at another aspect that increases the value and worth of something. Fun facts…
- Did you know that someone paid $25,000 to own a kidney stone? Do you know why? (Answer: It was William Schatner’s (Captain Kirk) kidney stone.)
- How much money do you think someone paid for Justin Timberlake’s half eaten French Toast? (Answer: $1,025)
- John Lennon lost a tooth in the mid-1960’s, how much did it sell for? (Answer: $31,000)
- Why were these items so valuable? (Answer: Because of who owned them previously)
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Let’s read a few Bible verses together that talk about us being owned by God and belonging to Him – Psalm 100:3; Isaiah 43:1; John 10:14-15; Romans 14:8. What do these verse say about you and me? (Answer: We are owned by God, We belong to Him, He desires to have us, We are worth owning)
- DEVELOPING OTHERS: In your opinion, can we believe these truths and question our worth at the same time? What steps can we take to better live out the truth of our significance in Christ?
Pray this week for unity – the National Day of Prayer theme. See QR code and Prayer Guide for more suggestions on topics to pray for and how your group can join others around the nation in prayer.