Double Part 4: Study Guide

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Bottom Line

You are able to GIVE yourself when you BRING yourself.

Study Verses

Romans 15:1-2 (The Message), 1 Peter 1:6-7, John 15:4-5 and Psalm 57

Key Points

  • Your integrity supports the weight of another person’s trust. 
  • Don’t promise to commit. Commit to depend. 
  • The fruit of your life is what nourishes other people. 
  • Strength is for service, not for status. 
  • Trust is the most important thing we can receive from another person so we must steward it well.
  • There is a difference between giving yourself and extending yourself. 

ENCOUNTER

  • Your integrity supports the weight of another person’s trust. How does this statement leave you feeling (overwhelmed, nervous, excited, encouraged, etc.)? How do you deal with the pressure that comes from hearing this statement?
  • How do imperfect people walk with integrity? How would you describe “imperfect integrity”?
  • What are the major differences between a demand and a priority? What is the danger to our integrity if we don’t establish our priorities?

FORMATION

  • Read Romans 15:1-2 (The Message). What does it mean that “our strength is for service, not status”?
  • Read 1 Peter 1:6-7 and Psalm 57. How does the way we respond to struggles and resistance prove the genuineness of our faith?
  • Read John 15:4-5. Where does our power to walk in integrity come from? What should serve as the source of our actions and words?

EXPRESSION

  • What do you consider priorities in your life? Do your words and actions confirm that these are truly priorities?
  • Where have you extended yourself too far? Why do you feel the need to push yourself this far? How are you relying on your own strength to get things accomplished in this area?
  • Are there relationships that have been strained due to your actions or words? How can you walk in imperfect integrity and seek forgiveness and reconciliation?
  • What insights have you gained over the past four weeks in regards to integrity? Where have you been encouraged? Where have you been challenged? How can you take what you’ve learned and apply it to your life?
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