As You Go (Part 3): Study Guide

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Bottom Line

When we extend ourselves, we offer ourselves to another.

Study Verses

1 Corinthians 10:23-24, 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1, Colossians 4:5-6, Numbers 6:24-27

Key Points

  • Blessing is the act of our soul extending toward another in love. 
  • The freedom to trust requires a foundation of love.
  • The focus shifts from trust to being a person who is trustworthy. 
  • “As you go” leadership is a way of thinking about influence without having to be someone else or somewhere else. 
  • Sometimes a right response is better than a right answer.
  • To love someone is to see another person as part of yourself. 
  • Don’t allow your talent to outpace your character. 
  • Live your life with an eye on God’s purpose.
  • Discipleship is training myself and others to be trained by Christ. 
  • It is not about us, but it requires all of us to show up with our whole heart.
  • Character is what keeps your drive in check.
  • What if the idea of influence was ensuring people felt loved? 

ENCOUNTER

  • What compels you to respond to a need or an injustice and help another individual?
  • Why is empathy required for true leadership to occur? How does one see another person as part of themselves?
  • What’s the danger in allowing your talent to outpace your character? What are some signs when this is occurring in your own life?

FORMATION

  • Read 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 and 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1. How should the way we live compel others to imitate us while understanding more of who Christ is?
  • Read Colossians 4:5-6. What does it mean to “make the most of every opportunity”? How does this speak to “as you go” leadership? Why is a right response sometimes better than a right answer?
  • Read Numbers 6:24-27. In what ways did Christ set an example of leadership fueled by love? Why are the blessings we experience always for the benefit of another person and Christ’s love to be seen?

EXPRESSION

  • Find your REV score. How would you rate your drive on a scale of 1 (indifference) to 10 (love)? What makes you answer in the way that you do?
  • Find your REFLECTION score. How would you rate your desire on who is seen through your actions and words on a scale of 1 (my image) and 10 (God’s image)? What makes you answer in the way that you do?
  • Are there places where you are enabling your talent to outpace your character?
  • Where do you need to bring your whole heart to an issue or situation that has grabbed your attention? What would it look like to have empathy for those that are in need?
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