January 1, 2023

In light of this week’s message, we encourage you to consider these questions and dig in a little deeper with your personal study, with your family, or with your small group.

1 Samuel 15:1-23
Joshua 3:9-4:24

1. Who are the people who have impacted your life for the good and may not even realize the influence they have had? (Teacher, neighbor, co-worker, friend) Who are they and what have they done? Plan a moment to visit, call, text or email them to say thanks!

2. In the teaching we were reminded that our life monuments do not just exist in the big moments, but that our seemingly trivial and mundane words and actions are also significantly monumental. How does that knowledge change the way we live? How should it?

3. Saul chose to serve God his way, not God’s way and then he expected God to be ok with it. Have you ever served with wrong motives or in a way that drew attention to yourself instead of pointing toward God? What did you do and how would you hope to do it differently?

4. How you spend your time, money and talents can either build a monument to yourself or a monument to God and his goodness. What are some ways that you can use these things to point to God?

5. If your life ended right now, what kind of life will you be remembered by? (This might be a good chance for others to share how they would remember others in the group). Is this the monument you want to leave behind